Kale Waldorf Chicken Salad with Cashew & Avocado “Mayo”

Kale Waldorf Chicken Salad with Cashew and Avocado "Mayo"

I enjoyed every single minute of the time I spent in the restaurants of Chicago. I ate any and everything that my heart desired without thinking about the consequences. Somehow, I was able to justify it in my mind with the excuse of, I live on an island with limited resources (a.k.a. restaurants), and therefore, now that I am in a big city I should take advantage of it and eat anything I want. And as you can imagine, the variety of restaurants in Chicago did not disappoint and helped me rationalize my justification even more.

Kale Waldorf Chicken Salad with Cashew and Avocado "Mayo"

It was all good until on the last day of my trip when I realized that the jeans I thought I would wear on the long flight back to Virgin Gorda were tighter than usual. So much so that sitting without opening a button (or two) was not an option. It was obvious that I put on some weight, but I had no idea how much. I conveniently switched to sweat pants and decided to worry about it when I get back home.

Kale Waldorf Chicken Salad with Cashew and Avocado "Mayo"

It was all good, until on the last day of my trip when I realized that the jeans I thought I’d wear on the long flight back to Virgin Gorda were tighter than usual. So much so that sitting without opening a button (or two) was not an option. It was obvious that I put on some weight, but I had no idea how much. I conveniently switched to sweat pants and decided to worry about it when I get back home.

I was pretty scared to get on the scale and face the reality on the first morning after my return trip. The whooping 5 pounds difference that it revealed was shocking, and quite frankly, unexpected. I knew that I had gained weight, but did not think that it would be 5-pounds.

Clearly, it was time to get back to normal and eat wholesome-homemade, portion & ingredient-controlled meals. So this Kale Chicken Waldorf Salad was a start for my journey to eating healthy again, and hopefully loosing the 5-pounds I gained in Chicago.
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