With the holiday season in full force, many of us start to see an increase of the scales! OH NO! To counteract all the season treats I like to eat, I try to make my daily meals on the lighter side. It’s the holiday season after all and I want to enjoy all the goodies that you only get once a year. Most of my meals include fruits and veggies and low fat meats (chicken and pork) and then I get to have fun at parties and family dinners. Here is a very simple recipe and it helped me use up the rest of the rotisserie chicken I bought to make chicken noodle soup. Instead of mayonnaise I used 2% plain greek yogurt and I was surprised that I liked it because I don’t usually like the yogurt substitution. (Maybe I will start trying it more often). Enjoy!
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
1/2 apple (I used Fuji for the sweet/tartness with a crispy texture)
1/2 cup red grapes, halved
1 celery, sliced thin
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup slivered almonds (pecans or walnuts work too)
2T blue cheese
1/2 cup 2% plain greek style yogurt (you can use mayonnaise as well)
1T red wine vinegar (or lemon juice)
1tsp kosher salt
- Dice the chicken and apples. Slice the grapes in half. Slice the celery and green onion. Toss it all in a bowl with slivered almonds and blue cheese.
- Mix together the yogurt, vinegar and salt. Pour over the chicken mixture and toss.
- Serve with whole lettuce leaves. Spread chicken mixture over a lettuce leaf, roll up and eat!