Always be prepared by having a protein-based salad ready in the fridge, like this simple chicken salad. Instead of drowning in mayo, it uses a small amount of both Greek yogurt and regular mayo. Top it over a green salad, or stuff it in a pita.
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 548; protein: 43g; fat: 21g; carbs: 46g; sugar: 8g
Recipe and photo by Rebecca Clyde M.S., R.D.N., C.D. of Nourish Nutrition.
Makes 4 servings
- 2 large, cooked, skinless chicken breasts
- 1½ cups non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup mixed nuts, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 cup red grapes, quartered
- 1 cup butter lettuce, chopped
- 4 whole-wheat pitas
How to make it
Toast four whole-wheat pitas.
In a medium bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients together (except lettuce). Stir until well-coated by yogurt and mayo.
Fill pitas with chicken salad mixture and lettuce.