If I had to list them, the very best parts of this meal–in no particular order– include:
- It cost $15.16 total or $3.79 per serving.
- It’s deliciously crunchy, peanuty, and the slightest bit spicy
- It’s healthy (veggies, mango, and chicken breast…hello!)
- It requires zero cooking, almost no chopping (veggies are pre-cut) and takes about 3 minutes to prepare.
When I dreamed up this meal I knew it could do no wrong and boy was I right. Just like Tuesday’s post all ingredients are from Trader Joe’s. This makes me exceedingly happy because some grocery shopping days I can hit up to FOUR DIFFERENT PLACES for ingredients. Yes, you read that right: The farmers market, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Stanley’s Produce. Four…count them….four. There goes my Sunday! Yes, I realize that’s insane. So the idea of going to just one place is kind of life-changing to me.
Let’s break down what you see on this plate of chopped healthiness: Trader Joe’s chopped veggies, which includes of mix of eight different items including broccoli, carrots, green and red cabbage, jicama, green bell pepper, radish, and celery. The 16 oz container was on sale for…drumroll please…$2.99. Boom! A package of boneless skinless roast chicken breast (picture rotisserie chicken, but no skin, no bones, and white meat only). Sliced mango. Chopped cilantro. And a generous drizzle of TJ’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette. Get your hands on it ASAP. You’re going to want to dip every single item of your fridge into this dressing. Trust me. And when your fiance is traveling for work so there’s no one to witness, absolutely no one will know. Unless you confess it on your blog….d’oh!
We’re off to New York tomorrow for a dear friend’s wedding and we’ll get to see my family, too! I hope you all have a lovely Labor Day Weekend!
Asian Chopped Chicken Salad
Serves 4 as a side salad or 2 as a main course
1 (16 oz) package) Healthy 8 chopped veggie mix
1 (16 oz) package sliced roast chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 mango, cut into chunks
1 handful cilantro, stems removed and leaves chopped (optional)
Spicy peanut vinaigrette
1/2 cup lightly salted peanuts, chopped
Combine veggie mix, chicken breast, mango, and cilantro in a bowl. Pour on desired amount of peanut vinaigrette and mix to combine. Top with chopped peanuts.