Thursday, March 28, 2013

Healthy Chicken Salad

What I love most about experimenting in the kitchen is creating new recipes from not-so-healthy classics and discovering that they end up not just healthier, but even better tasting. This recipe is a healthy spin on the classic Waldorf salad which can be enjoyed entirely guilt-free. In place of mayo I used all natural almond butter for my healthy fats, with a touch of honey for some added sweetness. This recipe is super easy to make and can be enjoyed all week long for a quick, easy meal. For a low cal, high-protein lunch that will keep you satiated throughout the afternoon, wrap 1 cup of this chicken salad up in a romaine lettuce leaf.

Also, feel free to make tweaks of your own to suit your preferences. Because I used almond butter in place of mayo, I decided to leave out the chopped nuts that are typically in a Waldorf salad. But hey, if you're feeling nutty you go right ahead and throw some pecans in there! (or almonds, or whatever else is hanging out in your pantry). You could also use apples in place of pears- whatever is in season is your best bet.


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