It helps to plan ahead….and have a helper, too!

Monica (mom) says:

Today was the first day of my occupational therapy for my right elbow. I had to drive (yes, I can drive!) to a nearby town to meet Nick, my OT, and I knew that when I got home, I would be beat and hungry. So last night, with the help of my hubby, I baked some organic chicken tenders (called “Skinny Chicken” on the package) with some garlic, basil, salt and pepper.

While the chicken was baking, Lewie cut two stalks of celery and some red globe grapes.

Meanwhile I was using a rolling pin to “hit” a plastic baggie of walnuts, not to smash them completely, but just to make little pieces. I needed a job since I can’t stand not being able to help! Of course, I was using my left arm, which isn’t so coordinated….it worked anyway!

When the chicken was done and cooled, Lewie cut the tenders into bite-sized pieces. We placed them in a bowl and added the celery, grapes, and walnuts.

To hold it all together we added 2 T of mayonnaise, added some oregano, and an extra dash of garlic powder. Mix it all together. I love to scoop up the chicken salad with gluten-free crackers.


A little bowl of delight!


I know the addition of a diced red onion would not only be pretty, but taste awesome. But since neither of us can eat raw red onion without getting heartburn, we leave it out. Just a thought!

Special thanks to my Lewie!


Easy and delicious….what could be better?

© 2014, Monica of glutenfreedoubletalk

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