January marked one year since going paleo. ONE WHOLE YEAR. More than 30 pounds lost and so much gained. A whole new outlook on healthy living. An immense appreciation for the clean, wholesome food I eat. A fresh perspective on grocery shopping, ordering at a restaurant, reading labels, understanding ingredients, cooking for myself and my family, owning poor choices and rewarding good ones. I originally set out on the paleo journey to get back to a certain number on the scale. That quickly changed when I realized just how much adopting a paleo lifestyle was truly changing my life.
I surpassed my goal weight many months ago. I was so focused on eating healthy, working out regularly and continuing down the paleo path, the number on the scale didn’t matter anymore. The trick was BALANCE. I learned what worked for me and what didn’t. I kept my workouts steady and my rest important. The weekends always included a cheat meal, usually with some wine, because I need the wiggle room to stay focused.
In November, I saw a number on the scale that I hadn’t seen since high school. I remember thinking in that moment that my body is truly a gift. Just two years ago, I gave birth to our baby boy and now I’m healthier and stronger than ever. Focusing on my health has provided a whole new level of happiness that I didn’t know I needed, and frankly, that I didn’t know I could achieve.
And now it’s time to pay it forward.
In honor of my one-year paleo anniversary, I’ve partnered with Primal Kitchen to bring you a delicious paleo chicken salad recipe PLUS an amazing giveaway package!
The chipotle lime mayo from Primal Kitchen is the ultimate creamy condiment (with a kick!) that you won’t feel guilty about. I love adding it to tuna salad, egg salad, burgers, roasted vegetables and baked fish, too.
Here’s my version of paleo-approved chicken salad. And don’t forget to scroll down for the giveaway!
– 1 large rotisserie chicken, shredded
– 10 tablespoons (5 oz) Primal Kitchen chipotle lime mayo
– Fresh lemon juice
– 1 bunch of chopped scallions
– 3 stalks of chopped celery
– 2 hard boiled eggs
– Salt and pepper
– Primal Kitchen avocado oil
In a large bowl, combine the shredded rotisserie chicken (without skin), chopped scallions, chopped celery, hard boiled eggs and chipotle lime mayo. Add the juice of 1/2 a lemon, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Stir to combine. Chill and serve in a leafy lettuce wrap, over a bed of greens or with some crunchy cucumber slices! I like to drizzle avocado oil and sprinkle a bit of black pepper on top right before serving. No question your whole family will enjoy this chicken salad recipe for meals and snacks! I promise you won’t even realize it’s paleo.
Now for the fun part…
Enter to win your very own Primal Kitchen package featuring SIX of their delicious products, including the chipotle lime mayo! Simply follow the instructions below to enter. Giveaway closes one week from today. Consider this a HUGE THANK YOU for your continued love and encouragement in my paleo journey. I couldn’t do it without all of you! Good luck!