Chicken Salad Would Have Been Better:
For those of you who don’t know, Waldorf salad is fruits and nuts covered in mayo. Don’t ask why I thought that sounded good, I don’t know. The picture was pretty and a box full of fruit sounded healthy. I must have missed the part where it was covered in mayo. I used the recipe from here, which includes turkey (or chicken), apples, celery, grapes, walnuts, mayonnaise, salt, and Bibb lettuce leaves. I used quality chicken and cooked it in the sous vide so it would be nice and tender. I used fresh apples I cut myself, rather than the precut mushy ones. I used the freshest, non-squishy grapes I could find. I even remembered to package the leaves seperately so they wouldn’t get soggy. I followed the recipe exacly and made sure to do everything just right. I included mixed berries and a halo on the side to make this box as fruit packed as I could.
How I F*d Up:
Mayonnaise does not go on fruit. I don’t care what my Waldorf salad loving dad thinks, it just doesn’t. As I ate my lunch, I just kept thinking about how healthy this box would be if it wasn’t covered in mayo.
Being that this meal was basically a box full of fruit, with about 3 small pieces of diced chicken, it wasn’t very filling. After eating my lunch, I felt like I had just had a light snack. It was all I could do to not eat my own left arm off out of hunger before leaving work. My family had dinner early every day this week. But, on the plus side, I did loose 5 pounds this week alone, despite being overloaded with mayonnaise. Must have been all the starvation.
Suggestions for Improvement:
Being mostly fruit, it would probably taste a lot better, and be healthier, with plain fat-free greek yogurt in place of the mayonnaise. However, this meal needs something of substance to make it more filling. So using less fruit and more chicken, as well as putting it on a pita instead of lettuce leafs would make this meal more satisfying. So basically, a chicken salad pita would be better. But if you do go with the classic recipe, use something filling on the side so your co-workers don’t have to deal with the hanger.