Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

April is here and the weather is warming up (in the Northern Hemisphere at least). And we’ve been talking a lot in the office about what that means for our clients. We start to see it in check ins, the “Summertime Panic” to lose weight and a lot of questions about how to handle barbecues and social gatherings. If you’re a BINer, you know our philosophy, your diet should be a part of your lifestyle, something that you can manage no matter what time of year it is. We don’t believe in quick fixes and we want all of our clients to develop healthy relationships with food and their bodies. I want my clients to enjoy barbecues and social gatherings no matter where they’re at on their health journey. The last thing I would want is for a client to fear or avoid a social gathering because they’re “on a diet”. You CAN have it all while still working towards your goals. If you have a party to attend, think about what you can bring to the gathering that’s both healthy AND delicious. Salads and veggies and protein sources (all of which you can find in this one dish) are great options. This lighter, high protein chicken salad will be a hit, and you’ll still be able to nail your macros while you’re out socializing in the sunshine with all of your friends.

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
Prep 10 min
Servings 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ounces cooked chicken breast, shredded (a rotisserie chicken works too)

  • 100g grapes, quartered

  • 100g celery, chopped

  • 25g red onion, chopped

  • 28g chopped almonds

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)

  • 1/4 tsp pepper (or to taste)

  • 100g low-fat plain Greek yogurt (I used 2%)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and stir until well combined

  2. Serve on a bed of lettuce, as a sandwich, or on top of veggies/crackers as an appetizer

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4*
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 120
Total Fat 5 g
Sodium 195 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 11 g

*You can make this however many servings you’d like. 1 large serving (if you’re having a salad or a sandwich), or a bunch of small servings if you’re making appetizers. The total weight of the recipes is 465 grams. I calculated the nutrition facts for 4 servings (approximately 116 grams per serving).

Author: Ashley Beaver, VP at BIN, @myactiveroots, myactiveroots.com