Nutrition and Fitness with Randa

Sassy Chicken Salad

This is a simple, go-to chicken salad that is packed with protein and flavor. I love to make a big batch of it and keep it in my fridge to eat for a healthy snack or  lunch. Put it over a salad, sandwich between your favorite bread, or simply eat it out of the bowl with a spoon!

Of course, you can adapt it any way you choose - for example, you could add chopped apples or grapes instead of the dried cranberries, and and some fresh parsley or dried oregano for a varied flavor. Nix the cranberries and almonds, and add cashews, pineapple bits and curry powder for a Thai twist. The sky's the limit!

Serves 2
  • 1/2 cup non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup raw celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered, raw, toasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or craisins
  • 8 oz canned chicken in water (low sodium, if possible)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

Nutrients per serving (makes 2): 283 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 0.6g Saturated Fat, 18.8g Carbs, 2.6g Fiber, 5g Sugars, 20g Protein

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  1. Randa, I just found your blog and it’s AMAZING. This chicken salad video made me hungry. This is incredibly helpful for me because I’m really trying to eat right. Your creative ideas are practical and easy. And you don’t use crazy ingredients, either! Keep the great ideas coming!

  2. I sure will, Marsh. I am glad it is helpful and if there is something specific you would like me to blog about, please let me know!

  3. Hey Randa. I have watched most of your videos, and love them. One thing I am working on is my portion sizes, as my eyes are always bigger than my stomach. Can you tell us what a healthy portion of this chicken salad is? Obviously, it’s a good idea to serve it over a bed of greens, to stretch it out, but how much do you usually eat? 1/2 cup? 1 cup? Thanks!

  4. Heidi,
    Great question. I have added to the post the nutritional information for you to guage how much you are eating. The ingredients listed make enough for 2 people to eat this salad, so eating half of it on top of a big salad will give you a great lunch or dinner! Eat less for a snack. Hope this helps!

  5. Dee-lish! I am also looking for healthy, yummy, easy recipes for my fam and this is perfect. We loved it! and the muffin meatballs! Thanks so much

  6. Yeah! I am so glad your family enjoyed these, Jaime! More to come : )

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