Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Healthy Chicken Salad Is Not an Oxymoron!

Healthy Chicken Salad on Arugula
I "heart" chicken salad.  Knowing it's just terrible for you, I was thrilled to find (and modify) this recipe for healthy chicken salad.  I make it at the beginning of the week, and then enjoy throughout the work week, alternating between putting it in a whole wheat pita, and eating it atop an arugula salad.

Healthy Chicken Salad Sandwich Pita

Effort Meter (1 to 5): 2

Delicious Meter (1 to 5): 4

Serving Suggestion: Serve in a whole wheat pita or atop a bed of arugula lettuce

Weight Watcher POINTS - About 7 points for 1/2 a pita
Healthy Chicken Salad on Whole Wheat Pita
2c shredded chicken (I used poached chicken breast)
1/3c plain non-fat greek yogurt
1/4c reduced fat mayo
1/2c shredded carrot 
1/3c sliced celery
1/4c chopped green onions
1/4c coarsely chopped sliced almonds
Garlic salt and pepper to taste
Baby arugula or any other greens (optional) 
Whole wheat pita (optional)


Mix shredded chicken, carrot, celery, onions, and almonds in a bowl.  Add mayo and yogurt and mix well, adding garlic salt and pepper as needed.  Top chicken mixture on a bed of arugula, or stuff inside a pita with arugula.

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