Chicken Sausage Salad – Hiking at Half Moon Lake
July 29, 2018 2018 Summer/Fall Escape
Since this started as a food blog, I guess I should talk about food. Tonight I was tired so I made a really simple, yet delicious, chicken salad out of ready to find ingredients.
First, let me tell you about my day. I went hiking at Half Moon Lake in Pinedale, WY. Out and back was about 2.5 miles. That doesn’t seem like much. However, a week ago when I was back home in Minnesota I had to have my wife’s assistance to walk across a room.
I really hadn’t talked much about my health, but I am in Wyoming to escape the humidity of the Midwest (doctor’s orders.) More later in another post.
It was a beautiful day. About 80 degrees with a bright sun and light breeze. I am working on my stamina because I would really like to tackle some of the amazing trails around here. Many of the start at about 9,000 feet of altitude and go straight up. I was only at 8,000 feet.
I was so happy with myself that I stopped for a treat.
Having been on a quite strict ketogenic diet for the last nine months. I think this is the first ice cream I have an in that time. Needless to say the sugar rush didn’t feel very good. But sometimes we need to reinforce lessons.
Back to dinner.
I started with some Aidells chicken sausage with spinach and feta. They make really clean, healthy sausages.
I grilled it on my Weber Q grill until it was nice and toasty.
It is hard to find good salad dressing that isn’t full of garbage. I found this Bolthouse Farms dressing in the refrigerator at the market and was very happy with the main ingredients. It also tasted like real food!
Making dinner was simply a matter of assembling all of the ingredients on a plate and serving it up on a picnic table under the cool Wyoming sky.
- Aidells Spinach & Feta Chicken Sausage – slice on the bias
- Chopped Romaine Hearts – 1/4″ slice
- Chopped Scallions
- Shredded Romano Cheese
- Fresh Blueberries
- Bolthouse Farms Creamy Caesar Dressing