Thursday, June 21, 2012
So today I tried a new twist on an old recipe. Well as you all know summer is here. In NYS it is HOT! Sometimes I find it difficult to figure out what to eat on such hot summer days because the idea of playing around in the kitchen is appalling. Not to mention the thought of turning on an oven... i break out in a sweat just thinking about it. Some nice chilled watermelon and a fresh leafy salad are always summer greats but what if you want something with a little more substance. I decided today felt like a good day to whip up some chicken salad. With all that mayo and chicken it doesn't rate very high on the healthy eats list, but I had heard that a good substitute for the mayo we all love is non fat plain greek yogurt. I wasn't sure about this at first, yogurt to substitute mayo doesn't sound like a very convincing switch, but I thought why not try it. So I whipped up some chicken, greek yogurt, crushed pecans, finely diced celery and onion sprinkled with pepper and dill and voila! A lighter version of Chicken salad. I bought some 9 grain pita pockets to go along with it, plus some salad to stuff inside as well or maybe as a side to itself sounds like a healthy lunch. I haven't tried it yet but I'll let you know how it tastes. Looks pretty yum-o though!
Tried it and liked it! Greek yogurt to replace mayo - good idea!