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Simple to make, packed with protein and tons of flavor, this healthy chicken salad will be your new favorite dish.
Disclaimer: I was compensated by Pacific Foods to create this recipe. However, like always, the opinions are entirely my own. Promise 🙂
Did you know that more than 49 million Americans struggle with hunger and 1 in 5 kids is food insecure. What exactly is food insecure? Whether they live somewhere where healthy, fresh food is scarce or they just don’t have the financial means to afford it, they aren’t getting the proper nutrition they need. Pacific Foods is on a mission to donate 50,000 meals to families in need under their new program, #NourishEveryBody, by donating one meal for every post tagged @pacificfoods and #NourishEveryBody and shared on Instagram, Twitter or directly to their Facebook page.
Everyone deserves access to good nutrition, right? It seems like most people these days are taking pictures of their meals, why not use Pacific Foods products (which I already do) and simply use the hashtag NourishEveryBody? For every picture with that hashtag, Pacific Foods will deliver a healthy meal to a family that’s food-insecure. I love that Pacific Foods wants to help those in need and I am thrilled to be a part of it.
Pacific Foods is also donating 3-day Nourish Every Body food boxes to schools in some of Portland’s neediest communities. Check out all of the goodies in those boxes!
You might be wondering where the Emily’s Table products came from? Several years ago, Pacific Natural Foods founder Chuck Eggert realized that while a lot of individuals wanted to eat a balanced diet with minimal ingredients, many couldn’t afford to shop organic. In response, Chuck founded Emily’s Table, a line of products intended to fight hunger by making high quality, nutritious food more affordable and accessible. From soup & broth to beans & shelf-stable milk, Emily’s Table products use the best conventional ingredients available and are designed around pantry staples for folks on limited budgets who want to serve meals to their families.
Now let’s talk about this simple, nutritious chicken salad. I used shelf-stable Pacific Foods Organic Diced Chicken Thigh Meat to make it so there is no cooking required!
The best part of this chicken salad? There’s no mayonnaise in it! All of the creamy goodness comes from plain Greek yogurt which also adds protein. This salad might look unhealthy, but it’s extremely nutritious.
Healthy Chicken Salad
- 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
- 1 11.8 ounce container Pacific Food Diced Chicken
- 1 stalk celery diced
- 1/4 cup onion diced
- 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 apple diced
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
Serve immediately or store in an air tight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts *
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 46
Total Fat 5.1g
Saturated Fat 0.7g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 8.2g
Dietary Fiber 1.7g
*Nutrition information not 100% guaranteed, provided by www.caloriecount.com
Easy, healthy and delicious. There’s so much to love here in this chicken salad. Apples are in-season right now and cranberries are very fall-like, aren’t they?
My husband eats his chicken salad on a sandwich or on crackers. Me? I love it in a big bowl of spinach!
Please head on over to NourishEveryBody.org to learn more about this wonderful program and to learn how you can get involved. “Don’t just take a photo. Take Action.” ~ Pacific Foods.