Merry Christmas! I can’t believe the holidays are sneaking up on us so soon! I feel like the last 2 months have been flying by!
My favorite part of Christmas is seeing the presents wrapped and under the tree. I think it’s part of the reason I love to shop early. As soon as the tree goes up, around Thanksgiving, the presents get put underneath. I love buying, wrapping, and giving gifts. Anyone else like this? What is your favorite part of your holiday traditions?
We’ve been doing some thinking about family traditions and what we want to start now that we have little E. We’ve decided to make sure we are home for Christmas morning from now on. I want my children to know the excitement of waking up Christmas morning in their beds, opening presents from Santa in our living room, and having a fun family breakfast. We also started a fun handprint tradition where we put your handprints together so see how E (and any future kiddos) grow over the coming years. I just keeping looking at her little hands and feet and wishing they would stay little forever! It’s truly been a great year!
Now that E is getting big, I’m trying to introduce her to a variety of foods. We tried avocados a couple weeks ago and MAN did she love it! Since it’s cheaper to buy avocados in bulk, we had some left over and I wanted to make the adults something tasty. Guess what, there’s not a lot of avocado based salads out there, which I thought was weird considering it’s creaminess!
So, after considerable searching on Pinterest and scrounging through my cupboards, I’ve come up with this little gem for you! I had all the ingredients on hand AND it’s really a guilt free experience. To make things even better, my husband liked this!
If you know my husband, he’s not a real healthy guy. Green foods scare him and when we first got married I wasn’t allowed to use black pepper, only white. Maybe I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure the only real difference is the color. He was terrified of color! Though, to give him credit, he’s come a long way. He also enjoyed spaghetti squash this week and ASKED for green onions in his scrambled eggs. Progress? I think so!
I’m getting off track! Greek Yogurt Chicken and Avocado Salad! Depending on your needs, I would suggest doubling this if you want it to last a few days. My husband and I ate the whole thing for lunch and I had to make a new batch for my lunches for the week! (Which he took to work, lol, I’m telling you, it’s good!)
(P.S. Ignore my mess in the background! It is Christmas after all and wrapping is so much fun!)
1 cup plain Greek Yogurt (I used fat free)
1/2 of a medium apple
1-12.5oz can of chicken, drained (or cook and cut a chicken breast)
1/2 cup onion (I used yellow, but red would be good too!)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (no shell)
1 tsp of lime juice
salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
Just cut the apple and onion, pit the avocado and scoop it from the skin, and mix all ingredients together! I think this took maybe 10 minutes. So good, so easy, and so healthy!
Also check out a similar recipe I did: Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad You could even mix and max between the two recipes 🙂 I love flexibility in the kitchen!
This would make tasty sliders for an upcoming holiday get together! I eat mine straight out of the bowl but my husband likes it as a sandwich; whatever floats your boat!