This Meal Prep Apple Hazelnut Chicken Salad is the perfect light, low carb lunch! Made mayo free, Paleo friendly and flavorful! Serve over lettuce, in a sandwich or wrap. An easy meal prep lunch you can take with you on the go! Gluten Free + Low Calorie + Paleo
Hey Friends! Here we are with another Saturday and another EASY meal prep recipe! This one is a goodie. If I do say so myself. Super EASY lunch recipe and one I’ve been personally enjoying at home for weeks. Yes, I do eat all the food I make it real life! In case that was a question rolling around in your head? It’s my promise I never post anything I don’t eat myself, and this is one that has easily become a staple in my house.
Low carb, Paleo friendly, mayo free, loaded with protein, healthy fat, tons of flavor and even a little crunch! Everything you could want in a chicken salad, right?
So here’s the deal, the clients I do custom meal planning for struggle with easy lunch recipes they can take with them on the go. Believe me, I get it. I used to work a 9 to 5 and the hustle is real. Long commutes, long days at the office, make it really hard to stay on track with healthy eating. That’s why it’s so important to plan ahead and bring something healthy and satisfying with you so you’re not diving into the treat cubicle at the office every two seconds. You know what I’m talking about!
This Meal Prep Apple Hazelnut Chicken Salad is one you can easily prep in 10 minutes or less on the weekend and have ready to take with you on the go using handy meal prep containers during the week. I dare you to make an excuse out of that.
I made this recipe mayo free because I HATE mayo. Now I realize hate is a strong word, but truthfully I can’t stand it which is why I subbed Greek yogurt. It’s healthier, higher in protein, lower in fat and has a milder flavor that compliments the apple and hazelnuts so well.
In this recipe, I used a green apple. You can use any apple, but the tart flavor of a green apple really gives the chicken salad a wonderful flavor especially when you toss in the sweet, buttery flavor of hazelnuts. So good!
You really can’t go wrong with this recipe. It’s ingredients makes it the perfect fall lunch take along. I eat mine right over a bed of greens, but you could toss it on a gluten free wrap or low carb sandwich bread. Let me know if you give it a whirl!
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Meal Prep Apple Hazelnut Chicken Salad
Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to combine well.
Divide the salad evenly among 3 meal prep containers and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
Serve on a bed over greens, as a sandwich, in a wrap or enjoy with gluten free crackers.
Serving size equals approximately 1/2 cup
If eating the recipe immediately, allow time for it to chill in the refrigerator 20-30 minutes. The longer it chills, the more the flavors marry and taste amazing!
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