Easy Lunch: Chicken Salad in Steamed Cabbage



This is an easy lunch, chicken salad is made up in the beginning of the week to last the whole week.  I cored a cabbage and then steamed for a good 30 minutes to soften the leaves. The too-soft outer leaves and too-small inner leaves go into soup, the ‘just right’ ones are used as wraps.  GAPS friendly but liked by everyone. We add cooked apples or squash to the meal for carbohydrates since we don’t restrict carbs.  I wrap in waxed paper and tuck in an insulated lunch bag for an easy lunch on the go.
Simple chicken salad:
Cut up chicken
 A generous amount of mayonnaise
Sea salt
Optional: sauerkraut for good probiotics,  cut up onions, celery, olives, mustard

Mix.  See? Eating real food can be very simple!

And a soaked wheat tortilla recipe from gnowglins if you wanted to skip the cabbage. I also have bought sprouted corn tortillas pre-GAPS at the health food store.  If you’re buying corn tortillas it’s really a good idea to get them sprouted or soaked in lime as traditional cultures do.  They’re easier to digest that way.

Lactofermented vegetables
A sandwich chock-full of healthy stuff

And I finally have some things up on Etsy! Come check out my Etsy shop, Green Bean Boutique! Previews of more to be listed on my craft blog

Part of Real Food Wednesdays

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About Cara

Cara is the main author here at Health Home and Happiness. She loves the health and energy that eating well and playing well provides and has a goal to share what she's learned with as many families interested in making healthy changes as possible.

She helps other families achieve health in simple steps with the GAPS Starter Package, The Empowered Mother Pregnancy Resource, and helps them stock their freezer for busy days with Grain-Free Freezer Cooking Guide.


  1. healthgirl says:

    This looks so yummy! Thanks!

  2. I used to use an insulated lunch tote in which by using an ice pack would
    be able to keep things cold right through the day.
    The moment It got a bit tatty I got a brand-new
    one from Walmart but I’m grateful if it keeps things adequately cold till lunch break.


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