Avocado Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

One of the things that always amuses us is the surprised look on our new clients’ faces when they find out that even though we’re twins who are veggie-loving registered dietitians, we love food as much as they do –and that we even have a killer sweet tooth that we work hard to keep in check. If only we were born with our palates not liking anything that was bad for our waistline or for our health! Avoiding chocolate would certainly be a lot easier! And we’d probably spend a lot less time making guilt-free delish numbers like:

Skinny Oreo Balls,

Chocolate Granola Balls

Chocolate Coconut Chia Balls,

Lightened-Up Blueberry Blender Muffins to satisfy us!

We do feel lucky and we’re grateful that there are a few foods (only a few! 😉 ) that aren’t great for the waistline that we’ve never liked. Here’s lookin’ at you mayo! Yup, you creamy white spread that looks like we’d love it as much as spreadable marshmallow fluff was like a kick in the gut each time we tasted it. We know we dodged that bullet as we’ve witnessed clients cut mayo from their daily lunch and drop pounds, literally! The great news is that we’ve a great chicken salad and our mayo alternative can be used in egg salad, tuna salad! Not to mention making your own mayo alternative is a great way to ensure there are no sneaky additives and ingredients!

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Say hello to this dreamy and creamy Avocado Chicken Salad, made with Greek yogurt! Greek yogurt works it magic here– it’s often substitute for mayonnaise, sour cream, and other similar items that can sneak in fat, carbs, and sugars where they aren’t necessary.

In this recipe we mix Greek yogurt with creamy, nutrient-packed avocados.

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And you can get creative with this as there are so many ways to add your own twists and variations to cater to your own personal tastes! Our recipe is savory, but you can add nuts, grapes, different spices and flavors for a different twis, and you’ll also add nutritional value with the additions that you incorporate. Serve this with whole wheat crackers, carrots, celery sticks, or on sandwiches or wraps (or make use a Collard Wrap like we do here for a low calorie, high –fiber sandwich! This versatile meal is a great source of protein and fiber to keep you powered through long days!

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Avocado Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

 

Serves: 4

 

Ingredients:

1 medium sized ripe avocado

1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek Yogurt

2 1/2 cups of shredded, cooked chicken

 

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/4 tsp dill

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions

  1. Mash avocado in a medium mixing bowl and then stir .
  2. Add in spices and mix until smooth.-Stir in celery and onion until fully coated in the yogurt mixture.

3. Lastly, add in shredded chicken. Enjoy!

 

Nutrition Information (per serving): 177 Calories: , 8 g fat, 6 g carbohydrate, 20 g protein, 3 g fiber, 136 mg sodium

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Avocado Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 medium sized ripe avocado
  • ½ cup non-fat plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2½ cups of shredded, cooked chicken
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ tsp dill
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mash avocado in a medium mixing bowl and then stir .
  2. Add in spices and mix until smooth.-Stir in celery and onion until fully coated in the yogurt mixture.
  3. Lastly, add in shredded chicken. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 177 Fat: 8 g Carbohydrates: 6 g Sodium: 136 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 20 g

 

 

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