I am a big believer in packing lunches for work. Not only does packing lunches prevent you from spending unnecessary money, but it also allows you to eat a healthier lunch. I always enjoy exploring new packed lunch ideas. Chicken salad recipes often sound appalling to me because of the key ingredient that is in most chicken salads mayo. I have never been a fan of mayo, so I created this recipe using an alternative-Greek yogurt. Although most chicken salads are served on bread I decided to use a wrap. This is a light lunch that really works anytime of the year.
Chicken Cranberry Apple Almond Salad Wraps
1 roasted chicken (shredded)
1 gala apple
1/2 C celery
1/8 C dried cranberries
3 T sliced almonds
1 C fat free plain Greek yogurt
2 T Dijon mustard
1 T rosemary
6 large wraps (I used Whole Grain White SoftWraps)
Dice the apple, celery, and dried cranberries. Mix together with the chicken, almonds, oregano, and a dash of S&P.
Whisk together the Greek yogurt and Dijon mustard.
Add the Greek yogurt sauce to the chicken and fruit. Mix until combined. Add about 3 heaping tablespoons to each wrap.
Roll shut, I used a toothpick to ensure the wrap would stay closed.
I went ahead and created all the wraps and packed in tupperware for lunches so we could easily grab them each morning for our lunch. I love being able to pack all the lunches for a week at once, makes the week a little smoother when you can check that off your list ahead of time.
197 calories per serving
297 calories per serving with wrap
Do you usually pack or go out for lunch?
I almost always pack.
Are you a wrap or sandwich person?
I like both, but enjoy wraps a tad more.