I’m sure we’ve all had more than a few versions of chicken salad. So many of them are mayonnaise-laden and heavy, filling us up with more unhealthy fats than we need. It shouldn’t have to be that way, though. This dish has so much potential – it’s a convenient topping for a healthy lunch or dinner, and it’s a protein-packed powerhouse. So, we came up with a clean eating chicken salad recipe that will nourish your body and please your palate.
It’s not just about tasting great and feeling light, either. Our clean eating chicken salad recipe is super easy to make and works well for meal prepping options for weekday lunches. Or, you can eat it on the weekend in the great outdoors as a picnic! Your whole family will love it, especially when they learn how this recipe goes one step further in helping you meet your weight loss goals.
Clean Eating Chicken Salad
This clean eating chicken salad recipe is specifically designed to help you win the fight against toxins. If you’re feeling a bit more sluggish than usual lately, you might be losing this battle. Toxins are everywhere – they’re in the air we breathe and the food we eat. These unhealthy toxins want to keep your body from being at peak performance.
The best way to ensure that your body stays healthy and strong? Avoid unnatural processed foods. Incorporating a diet that’s high in nutrition and low in processed ingredients will help you achieve that goal. This clean eating chicken salad is filled with simple but healthy ingredients, making it perfect for those on a clean-eating diet or those just looking to focus more on nutrition.
That’s why we skip the mayonnaise (which, in addition to being full of saturated fats, sometimes has MSG and other chemical additions). We swapped in healthy Greek yogurt to give your body a boost of much-needed probiotics. Combine that with the protein-packed chicken and nutrient-dense celery, onions, and grapes to create the perfect filling for those whole-wheat pitas.
There you have it – the only chicken salad recipe you’ll ever need! If you’re trying to cut back on carbs, serve this tasty, clean eating chicken salad on a bed of lettuce. It’s also great rolled up in chard leaves, which make a great gluten-free tortilla replacement.
Watch this video to see how to make Clean Eating Chicken Salad:
Servings: 4 | Calories: 291 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 60 mg | Sodium: 486 mg | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 25 g | SmartPoints: 2 |
- 2 cooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts - cut into cubes
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1/4 red onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup red seedless grapes, quartered
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, non-fat
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Sea salt to taste
- 2 whole-wheat pita pockets, halved
- 4 romaine lettuce leaves
- In a large bowl, mix all of the salad ingredients. Chicken salad can be eaten as is or eat as a pita sandwich. Recipe serves 4.
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Last Updated: June 08, 2018