Summer Chicken Salad (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free and Nightshade-Free)

I often make sandwich salads.  The kind of salad you put on a sandwich, tuna salad, ham salad, and chicken salad.  It helps to have something prepped to have for lunch or a snack for when days get busy.  I like this salad by itself, with some salad greens from the garden, or on a slice of gluten-free bread.

If you are nightshade-free make sure to check your mayonnaise.  I make my own mayonnaise using sunflower oil, eggs, and lemon juice.  If you are using store bought lok for one without paprika.

Summer Chicken Salad

  • Servings: Approx. 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Print

img_6563
Summer Chicken Salad http://www.cygnetorganizing.com

 

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery (I like to use some Lovage leaves also)
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red/purple onion
  • 1/2 can drained mandarin oranges

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (I often use just 1 teaspoon)
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine dressing ingredients and mix until combined
  2. Combine salad ingredients and mix
  3. Pour on dressing and mix until well coated
  4. Enjoy!

 

[\recipe]

Advertisements

Snacks for flights (Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Soy (Protein)-Free and some Nightshade-Free)

Traveling with Celiac and food allergies always take more planning a preparation.

For the I bought chips, chocolate, and other sweets for the flights.  I bought enough safe snacks for the flight to Denver and the return flight.  I put half in my checked bag for the return flight.

 

For this trip I bought my favorite BoBo’s Bars.  I like the original and the Apple Pie flavors. I like to carry three in my carry-on for flights.  I bought my nightshade eating child Kettle Chips, and for me Heart Keenwah “Herbs de Provence”  .  For treats I had Sunflower Butter Cups Free 2 B, and one mint cup, some Junior Mints, CoComels, and Pumpkin Seed barkTHINS.

 

I was pleasantly surprised to find two of our staples at the Denver airport on the way back.

One thing I learned is that some granola type bars (like my beloved BoBo’s) can cause your bag to be searched.  During one of my last trips the TSA agent (who knew what BoBo bars were!) had told me to put all my food in a separate bag inside my carry-on and have it go through the x-ray machine separately.  When they asked if I had any snack bars I was able to remove the separate bag and send it through on it’s own.

What do you take with you on your flights for snacks?  Do you buy anything in the airport?  Happy allergy travels!

 

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad (Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Nightshade-Free)

I love this salad and have made it for multiple potlucks and parties. The dressing is what makes the salad. It is creamy and garlicy and wonderful!

I make it both with chickpeas and without. I often cut up the veggies the night before and make the dressing right before the event. Since the dressing is avocado base it does turn a little gray after 24 hours. Leftovers still taste good!

Enjoy this yummy salad.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

  • Servings: Approx. 8
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Print

IMG_5535
http://www.cygentorganizing.com

Salad Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups Broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups Cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup Corn (I use frozen)
  • 1 can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed (optional)
  • 1/4 cup red/purple Onion, diced
  • 1/8 cup Parsley, finely chopped
  • Chives for garnish

Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 cups Avocado
  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 tsp Coconut Aminos
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. To prepare salad combine all salad ingredients.
  2. To make dressing put all dressing ingredients in food processor and blend till creamy.
  3. Combine dressing and salad, garnish with chives.
  4. Enjoy!