Sweet Mustard Chicken Salad Cups

Sweet Mustard Chicken Salad Cups

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: whole recipe (about 4 wraps including beets and walnuts – see note for substitutions*)

Calories: 250 • Total Fat: 8g • Total Carbohydrate: 13g (Fiber: 3g • Sugars: 7g) • Protein: 31g (Vitamin B-12: 8% • Vitamin B-6: 38% • Vitamin C: 14% • Calcium: 8% • Folate: 16% • Niacin: 65% • Pantothenic Acid: 11% • Selenium: 30%)

Nutritional Highlights

Good Source of Healthy Fats • No Added Sugar • High Protein • Good for Immunity • Metabolism Booster • Improves Mood • Promotes Healthy Bones, Skin, and Teeth

This recipe is an excellent balance of protein and fat and has a moderate amount of carbohydrates. Add a small side of carbs such as brown rice, whole grain crackers, or fruit to keep it balanced and stabilize your blood sugar. Sometimes I add 1 tbsp of dried cranberries or raisins in the wraps to balance out the carbohydrates while adding some texture and flavor.

*Note:  If you don’t like beets or can’t find them at your grocery store, simply swap them for an extra 1/4 cup of chopped celery.


 

Sweet mustard Chicken Salad Cups

Serves: 1

Ingredients
  • 4 oz cooked chicken breast, cubed (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped apple
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raw beets, peeled and chopped in 1/2″ cubes (or omit and add extra celery)
  • 1 tbsp chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 2 tbsp plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1.5 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • bibb or romaine lettuce, about 4 leaves
Method
  1. Combine yogurt, mustard, and balsamic in a bowl to make the dressing.
  2. Add chicken, celery, onion, apple, parsley, and beets* (see note).
  3. Divide chicken salad among lettuce leaves and top with walnuts if desired.
  4. Serve cold and enjoy!

Note: If you don’t like beets or can’t find them at your grocery store, simply swap them for an extra 1/4 cup of chopped celery.

To make ahead for lunches in the week: keep dressing (step 1) and chicken mixture (step 2) in separate containers and combine them together when you are ready to eat.

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