March 7, 2016

Chicken Salad + Thoughts on Getting Older

Gosh, I am aging. There are lines on my face and hands that just weren't there before and my hair, metabolism, and hormones are changing. It's not something I really want to think about, but the truth is, regardless if I want to believe it or not, I’m not getting any younger. I have proven I no longer am as young as I once was by hurting my knee and with occasional back problems. Furthermore, I can't scarf down a pizza and not gain the weight. The weight is there my friends! When you feel any physical effects of "getting older" it is scary.

How I choose to care for my body now is more important than ever. Young me could get away with eating pizza and quesadillas multiple times a week and being too lazy to workout (well, for most of my young life, I did swim, so I guess I have always worked out) But now me? Not so much. It is the lifestyle I choose to live right now that will create the path of my future health.

I have made a promise to myself to get active and stay active. I joined a gym and all that jazz. But my friends, the truth is, that it all doesn't matter unless I am healthy in the kitchen.

Simple right? Lauren workout and put good things in your body. Putting good things in your body doesn't just mean eating foods to lose, but to gain! I can gain a lot by putting in some nice spinach into my body. It is these simple foods, simple fixes, that make me lose what I want and gain what I want.

It are these simple things that can make you feel so much better. Slowly, but surely! Anything I can try and do to slow down my aging process, count me in for!

Speaking of simple, sometimes I look at the food I make and wonder what recipes are too simple to put on my blog. Literally, you make this chicken salad once and you will probably never need a recipe. But oh man, is it oh so good!

I love bringing this to work and it usually gets me through two lunches. Sometimes less...what can I say. It is really good!


1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
2 stocks of celery, diced
1 cup of mayonnaise
1/2 cup of ranch dressing


In a small bowl, stir together chicken, mayo, and ranch dressing. Toss in bell pepper and celery.

What is your favorite easy and healthy recipe?
What do you like to do to stay healthy?


  1. I had this revelation of the same thing a few months ago while peering in the mirror.....where did that forehead line come from???? THAT WASN'T THERE BEFORE! It's crazy how quickly life goes. Also, that recipe looks delicious!

  2. OMG you don't even know... I put on my fat pants this morning and they were tight.... I'm crying.


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