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Egg Salad Sandwich with Avo

26 Jan

The problem with Tuesdays is that if you started your week off fairly unproductive it is very probable that Tuesday will be even less productive. Then, when Wednesday comes around and you realize that nothing really got done, you frantically try to get everything done in one day when you had two days to do it. Me? No, I’m never guilty of that. Today has been focused on cleaning and trying to get ahead so I don’t get behind. Isn’t life funny that way? We’re either trying to catch up or get ahead but rarely are we ever just content with the moment. That, my friends, is the answer to life. You can quote me. πŸ˜‰

I talked to my Mom the other night and she told me she’s lost 8 lbs! That’s great news! I made this egg salad with her in mind because she is always on the go and rarely feels like hassling with a meal if she doesn’t have to. Also, she has to eat lunch at work like most of the working world and this would be fab to have instead of some unsatisfying takeout. I wouldn’t, however, make the sandwich in the morning because it will get soggy and sad. Instead, pack the salad and the bread separately and assemble when you’re ready to eat it. This recipe is super easy, delish, and tastes better the next day. I of course ate this right after I made it because I am a glutton.

This recipe is SO flexible it hurts. We just went to the store so I could be generous with my ingredients but honestly just some spinach, celery and eggs would be great, too. The putty that holds it all together is simple as well. I used yogurt but mayonnaise or greek yogurt would work too. The point is that this salad will satisfy even the meager-est of meager kitchens. And, if you don’t know how to make a batch that feeds just one person (like me) then you will have plenty to eat later. Nothing wrong with that! In fact, I tend to squeal from joy when I open the fridge the next morning and realize I don’t have to whip something up. Why do you think I’ve had butterscotch bars for breakfast everyday this week?

Egg Salad with Avo

  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 cups spinach, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/4 Avocado, mashed (don’t add this into the bowl. It will act as a spread for your sammy!)

Dressing

  • 2 tbs. plain yogurt (or mayo)
  • 1 tbs. garlic, diced
  • 1 tbs. yellow mustard (or stone ground!)

Hard boil the eggs, cool and peel. While the eggs are boiling mix the dressing ingredients together. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, chop the eggs and add them in. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix. Toast two pieces of bread and spread the avo mash on one piece. Add the salad and much your little heart away!