My journey to a healthier lifestyle!

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I HAD to post this recipe! First off, it is simple and quick. Secondly it is cheap. And last but not least…. It is so so so so good!!! Even the next day!!! I will probably make it again this weekend. For just me and my husband this lasted at least 6 meals (3 a piece). In the original recipe it called for avocado and mango, both I somehow forgot to write down on my shopping list.


1 small head iceberg chopped, about 6 cups
15 oz. canned black, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, or more to taste
1/2 cup sliced black olives, drained
1/2 lb cooked and shredded chicken breast
1/2 lime, juice only
1/4 – 1/2 cup vinaigrette dressing, or to taste
1 cup tortilla chips, crushed
1 cup salsa, for serving

1. In a large serving bowl, combine the lettuce, beans, cheese, olives, and cooked chicken . Sprinkle it with the lime juice and dressing and toss it thoroughly.2. Top the salad with the chips, Serve it immediately, topped with a dollop of sour cream and salsa, if desired.

The Healthy Housewife 🙂

 After about a week of not having any clean choices, besides my juice, I FINALLY get to go to the store! I am more excited about this trip than any other because it is my first all clean shopping list! I was so excited I actually organized my list instead of having a bunch of random things, that will HOPEFULLY make a meal and if it does it isn’t going to be that healthy. I am actually buying snacks (which I never do)! And because I am so excited I am rambling, again… I find that I am doing that a lot! Anyway, here is my menu plan for the next week, or so. Once they have my “Stamp of Yummyness” I will post the recipe!

California Taco Salad
Cheesy Tortilla Pie
Salmon Patties with Sautéed Veggies
Black-Eyed Pea, Potato, and Collard Stew
Squash Ravioli with Tomato Sage Sauce
Baked-Bow Tie Pasta

Everything Else (Snacks, sides, drinks, etc):
Hard boiled Eggs
Greek Yogurt
Raw Almonds
Homemade Garlic Hummus with homemade Pita Chips
Cooked Dry Beans
Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk
My Yum-Yum Juice (AKA Cranberry Citrus Juice, the recipe is here)

I will also make a post about what I spent for week worth of clean eating for two! Most of the recipes I found were budget friendly and/or had only a few ingredients. We normally have a budget of about $300-$400 a month for groceries. I am hoping that grocery bill will stay about the same (or even cheaper!) with clean eating vs unhealthy.

Another note: I am shopping at a chain Farmer’s Market. We went there last week for the first time for our juicing cleanse and that had great selection for fairly good price!

Now quick nap time!!!

The Healthy Housewife