As I thought about a lighter lunch, I remembered back to a really tasty salad that I used to make to take to work. The recipe was part of the 40-30-30 Weight Loss Program. Forty percent of your daily calories from carbohydrates, 30% of your daily calories from protein and 30% from good fats (olive oil, avocados, almonds, fish, etc.) The formula is a nutritional ratio....balanced nutrition personalized to your specific requirements....anyway, I remembered the salad and I hope to remember some other lighter meals, too!
Chicken Waldorf Salad
2 Tbsp celery, diced
2/3 cup grapes, red or green, sliced
1 apple, medium, diced
2 Tbsp walnuts, chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp low fat mayonnaise
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 leaves Romaine lettuce
Blend cooked chicken, celery, grapes, apples, and walnuts with mayonnaise and lemon juice. Serve on romaine lettuce leaves.
On this day the lettuce at my house looked rather sad....so, romaine leaves next time.
This is a really filling and delicious light lunch...or dinner.
I am participating in Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen's Country Cottage as well as Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Rattlebridge Farm and Seasonal Sundays hosted by The Tablescaper!