Paleo Creamy Balsamic Dressing

This dressing literally came together in minutes.  The key is to have the mayo already made in your fridge.  I paired this dressing with a super simple grilled chicken salad.  My husband said, and I quote, “If all salads tasted this good I would eat them every day for lunch and dinner!”  And quite honestly, my husband is not a salad eater.  He is a meat, potatoes, pork tenderloin eating man from central Indiana.  So this was really saying something!

Super healthy and super good - a wicked combination!

Super healthy and super good – a wicked combination!

Grilled Chicken Salad
Chicken Ingredients
4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Olive Oil
Lawhorne’s All-Purpose Seasoning

Brush both sides of the chicken with olive oil and generously sprinkle the Lawhorne’s seasoning all over both sides of the chicken.  Grill for about 5-6 minutes or until the juices run clear.  Take it off the grill and cover with foil until ready to eat.

Salad Ingredients
Makes 2 salads
2 hearts of romaine, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
4 chicken thighs, sliced

Evenly distribute and arrange all of the ingredients on two plates.  Top with creamy balsamic dressing.

Creamy Balsamic Dressing
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 cup Paleo Mayo
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, crush the Italian seasonings with your fingers.  Add garlic and mayo.  Whisk together until well blended.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Slowly whisk in balsamic vinegar until smooth.  Store in a container with a lid.  It’s good for about 5-7 days.


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I am no fitness expert. I am simply someone who has found joy in fitness and nutrition. I am a certified group fitness instructor. I’ve been teaching at the local health club for about 3 years now. While Zumba was my first love, I have since added Total Conditioning, Bodyworks plus Abs, and Core to my repertoire of classes. I work with a personal trainer to help me reach my fitness goals that I cannot obtain through group fitness alone. This year I ran my first 5K and plan to run my first 10K in March. To further my knowledge in the fitness realm, I have begun reading Strong Women Stay Slim, New Rules for Lifting Abs, and The Body Sculpting Bible for Women. On my list to read next is Wheat Belly. I am always looking for new ways to further my education and knowledge to better serve the members that take my group fitness classes. Lately, I have started tinkering with recipes, buying healthy cookbooks, and finding easy, tasty, and healthy foods to make. Like I mentioned earlier, I am by no means an expert, but the things I share with you have helped me tremendously with my fitness journey. It is my hope that with these easy tips and recipes, that you too can make these tiny steps and see big positive changes in your life.

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