Healthy Lunch Ideas: Chicken Salad And Fruit Spritzer

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Roxanne Moore from Sodexo and helper, Andrew, make a healthy lunch with chicken salad and a fruit spritzer to drink.

    Roxanne Moore: Hey! I am Roxanne Moore with Sedexo and with me is Andrew and together we are going to be showing you how to make a simple high protein lunch idea that we guarantee you're going to like. So, what are we going to be doing today Andrew? Andrew: Today we're going to be making a crunchy chicken salad with grapes. Roxanne Moore: And this recipe is a great way for you to use up extra chicken leftovers. So, Andrew what are we going to be doing first?

    Andrew: First you combine 3/4 cups low-fat mayonnaise, with a 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Roxanne Moore: 1/2 teaspoon of salt contributes about 175mg of sodium per serving. So if you're trying to reduce your sodium intake, you can cut the salt in half or leave it out entirely. Andrew: Next you add 3 cups cooked and cubed chicken, 11/2 cups red seedless grapes cut in half, 1 cup sliced celery, 1/2 a cup of sliced green onions and 1/2 a cup nuts to the mayonnaise mixture. You can use walnuts or almonds, cover your dish and chill until its ready to serve. Roxanne Moore: Now you can enjoy this chicken salad as a sandwich, put some crackers on the side on top of a salad, or even go by itself. Now Andrew, how about a beverage to go along with this salad, do you have any suggestions? Andrew: I like to make a fruit spritzer with club soda, juice and fruit. Club soda is carbonated water, it contains no calories or sugar, by mixing it with your favorite fruit juice you can create a healthy, tasty beverage. I also like to add some fresh fruits to my spritzer. This is much healthier than soda. Roxanne Moore: I agree, and it's another great way to add some fruit to your diet. You know, staying hydrated is really important but you don't want fill up with beverages that are loaded with sugar. We hope you'll give these delicious recipes a try in your home as well.