Mock Buffalo Chicken Salad

Every now and again I find an item I like so much I decide to make it myself because either it is not easy to acquire due to distance or it is more costly than it should be. Whole foods mock buffalo chicken salad is one such item, and I would like to show you how you can easily make it at home knowing everything that is in it and spending less money.

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The base of the salad comes from the folks at Beyond Meat and in this recipe, I use their Southwest strips and though they are a soy product it is non-GMO and also contains pea protein. In addition to the mock chicken, it contains carrots, celery, either vegenaise or mayo, hot sauce, garlic, onion and smoked chipotle powder.

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The “chicken” needs to be shredded in a food processor to the size above using the S blade. Once completed empty it and then install the adjustable slicing blade to use on the carrots and the celery. Once complete add it all to the bowl along with the mayo/vegenaise, hot sauce, and seasonings.

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In this recipe, I have not added amounts of anything other than a photo of how much celery and carrots I use with two containers of the southwest style strips. I almost always use the entire bottle of hot sauce and If you need exact measurements try one teaspoon each of the garlic, onion, and smoky chipotle flavors until it suits your taste buds.

The bonus of using a mock meat is no worries about food safety like with raw flesh, and nothing had to die for you to eat it. If you don’t have a food processor, and you have the time you could certainly cut everything up into small pieces and have at it.

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This Buffalo mock chicken salad goes great on lettuces or spinach, with crackers, on bread or in a lavash wrap as pictured above with spinach. I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy your weekend! Please share as you like, subscribe and Be Well!

Producing Health

Many of us grew up eating meals from a drive-through or at home out of a box, bag, can or container. Therefore fresh vegetables often do not reside at the top of our list of things we crave to eat. Examining the Standard American Diet the vegetable we most consume are potatoes and they are mostly fried. This is not a good thing.

Folks are always looking for ways to increase their intake of vegetables. An easy way to intake more veggies is to fill your blender half full with greens and then make a smoothie. Many favor young beet, chard & kale greens or spinach. Add frozen bananas, berries, almond milk or coconut water and you’re all set.

One can also finely dice up zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, carrots or use the food processor and add them to any meat or non-meat sauces, loafs, meatballs or patties. Invest $30 in a spiralizer and use zucchini or squash in place of pasta and don’t forget spaghetti squash for another way to sneak more veggies onto the dinner table. Consuming a rainbow of vegetables ensures a wide variety of antioxidants.

If you consider yourself a logical person then ingest the fact that raw organic vegetables feed our bodies and mind better than anything you can get from a drive-through, box, bag, can or container. If you’re only into sharing your love with those that love you back then begin to become familiar with a true love, vegetables. Please share this page and spread the word. Be well!

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