Monday, April 26, 2010

What's for Dinner Tonight?

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and got lots done!

Today's recipe is probably more of a lunch recipe but if you were to add the walnuts and apples as suggested you could have this for a light dinner I'd think. Research is showing that walnuts are good for your blood pressure, they have omega-3 fatty acids, and have fiber. I really like walnuts and bought a bag of them at Costco...just a little (1/2 oz) handful of the walnuts and a yogurt keep me satisfied in the morning until lunch time.

Chicken Salad
POINTS® Value: 3
Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 0 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

We lightened up this sandwich favorite with reduced-calorie mayonnaise and sour cream. For a Waldorf-like chicken salad, stir in 1/3 cup of diced apples and 2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts.*

3/4 pound(s) cooked chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup(s) celery, finely diced
1/3 cup(s) dill pickle(s), or sweet gherkins, finely diced
1/4 cup(s) reduced-calorie mayonnaise
2 Tbsp reduced-fat sour cream
2 Tbsp parsley, fresh, chopped
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

* Place all ingredients in a large bowl; mix until blended. Yields about 2/3 cup per serving.


* *Could affect POINTS values.

I am absolutely going to make this recipe this week. I think I'll put it on a bagel thin. If you haven't tried these thins you absolutely must. They are ONE (1) weight watcher point per thin and are completely YUMMY! I like to have them with turkey, lettuce, tomato, and some Laughing Cow French Onion Cheese...that sandwich is only 3 points!

Anyway, enough about food, have a wonderful Monday and I'll see ya tomorrow!

4 comments that make my day!:

Jennifer ♥ said...

I keep looking at those Bagel Thins at the store - I'll have to try them. I love bagels. What a smart idea!!

Unknown said...

YUUUUUMMMMMMEEEEEEE!!! That looks absolutely delicious! Great choice for Monday. It's going to be hot here so I think I'll make this for dinner!! Plus, the "boys" LOVE chicken salad!! I might have to skip the pickles though, The boys don't like pickles in salad. I'm the only one that puts pickels on everything. :0) Thanks for the recipe!!
Have a fantastic week!!

Stampin_melissa said...

Ohhh this looks yummy! I guess I have a couple of items to add to my grocery list! ;-)

Imagine That Digistamp said...

This actually sounds so good! I love cold salads like this... esp. with chicken in it! *Ü* Thanks for the recipe!