While living in Tampa if I ever had a business meeting or had time to catch up with friends I’d always meet at a new cafe. Recently I have cut down on my spending. Cutting back means less dining at cafes. I absolutely adore the ambiance of a small hidden cafe.
However, just because I don’t go to cafes much doesn’t mean I can’t take the cafe home. As Krissy J, I think I have formed a habit of doing everything with a lavish level of style…even if it means preparing lunch lol. So this week I created two cafe like meals.
For breakfast I created a tropical parfait. Using bananas, papayas, melon, strawberry yogurt and Special K, I layered a yummy breakfast treat.
For lunch I created a chicken salad using a lettuce blend and a can of chicken salad. I spiced the chicken salad with a table spoon of store bought salsa, teaspoon of olive oil mayo, red pepper flakes and a dash of garlic. I topped the chicken salad blend with chopped strawberries. It was scrumptious!
With both meal I had strawberries on the side. I purchased them at Publix. They were so good!
Both recipes were easy and affordable…Who says you can’t bring the cafe home?
- Lemon and Herb Chicken Salad (delightfulnibbles.com)
- Jack’s: Crispy Buffalo Chicken Salad (lavieeclectique.com)
- Curried Chicken Salad & Low Fat Chicken Salad (williams-sonoma.com)