Southwest “Chicken” Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

I have so many great stories to share and so little time as usual! Let’s start with the salad recipe. This is one of the best salads I’ve made in a long time and I’m really excited about it! I’m also really excited about this fake chicken! I normally don’t buy fake meat because I don’t think it’s that great or that great for you but I kept reading good things about this stuff so I decided to try it.

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And I liked it! It looks so much like real chicken it’s eerie.

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But it has healthy ingredients and lots of protein which is great. It’s also nice to just be able to buy something from the grocery store that’s already made. Nothing I have to do but heat & eat which is great in the summer because I’d rather be out playing than in the kitchen.

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This salad is just perfection in my opinion. Greens, corn, black beans, fake chicken and avocado/tomatillo dressing. Heaven I tell you! I used a tomatillo salsa to make the dressing but any salsa would work. This is just for 1 serving so multiply as needed. I don’t trust avocado dressings to save for long so that’s why I just made a single serving and not my usual huge batch.

Look at this recipe card I made on picmonkey! So fancy, I know. Right click to save…

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And now Rocco stories!
He just had a checkup and weighed in at 7.6 lbs so he’s still light but getting really tall!
I just barely bought him a proper dog bed this week. Up until now he’s been sleeping in a puppy bed and/or blankets which he seemed to like but he outgrew his puppy bed so it was definitely time for an upgrade. What a difference that made! He LOVES his bed! He sleeps in now! This morning I got up before he did and when I opened his crate door he didn’t even get up. He chose to lounge in his bed instead! He sleeps on his back which I think is hysterical.

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He destroys squeaky toys in a matter of minutes now. I bought a bag of replacement squeakers on amazon to try to give his toys new life but he is going through those pretty quickly. This lamb’s face says it all:

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Have a happy 4th of July and be safe!

Laura

P.S. Follow Rocco on Instagram! His name is rocco_the_minpin (Rocco James) 🙂

 

 

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