It's really funny to me that I even blog about food at all. Not that I label myself an actual "food blogger" or anything, but usually people who post recipes enjoy cooking a teensy bit more than I do! If you didn't gather from my whiny post about making homemade hotdog buns, cooking is not my most favorite thing.
To be really raw and honest, I've had to overcome a lot of stress and anxiety about food. I even went to a health counselor who helped me deal with some of my issues. Sensitive stomach problems, low blood sugar, worries about negative aspects of the food industry and eating clean made me actually wish that eating was not even a part of life. (I would hard-core dream of a pill that could make me not even need food. Pretty sad, I know.)
My health coach, Amanda, gave me this meal idea and it was like some kind of What about Bob therapy, for real! Baby steps. Whenever I didn't know what to eat, I would make this. Over three years later, and I'm still not even sick of it.
This is not a strict recipe in the least, and I never have to worry about exact measurements. Just get a bunch of celery, a can or two of garbanzo beans (chick peas), sliced almonds, some stone ground mustard, olive oil, and salt.
I hope that if you need a "baby steps" meal like I did --or if you just need something quick and easy-- that this will do the trick! "I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful!"
It might even remind you of traditional chicken salad, and you won't have to ask if the chicken is local or if the chicken had any friends. Everybody wins!