I’ve been making this chicken salad since the 80’s when a friend shared her recipe with me. Before then, I definitely was not a fan of the thought of apples and chicken together. But ever since that first bite all those years ago, I have never made traditional chicken salad again without apples ! If you’ve never tried, give it a shot !
290 calories per serving
12 oz. cooked boneless skinless chicken breast, in small chunks (Perdue Shortcuts work great here)
1 granny smith apple, diced small
2 t lemon juice
¼ c low fat mayo
8 slices 45 calorie per slice wheat bread
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients and let sit in refrigerator at least 1 hour so flavors combine well. Make sandwiches and enjoy !
There are some sides that you just make over and over again. This is one of them. At only 50 calories per serving, this also makes a great snack. And it is soooo good for you !
50 calories per 1/2 c serving
Forget Ocean Spray jellied cranberries around the holidays! Instead try this fresh salad that is simple to prepare and a great crowd pleaser.
1 bag cranberries
3/4 c Splenda
2 granny smith apples, cored and in quarters
1 seedless oranges (peel and all !), in quarters
Rinse the cranberries and pick out any bad ones. Place in a food processor and process until they are in small pieces. Remove to a bowl. Place apples in processor and blend until small pieces. Remove to bowl with cranberries. Place oranges in processor and process until all skin is in small pieces. Remove to bowl with cranberries and apples. Add Splenda and mix well. Refrigerate at least 4 hours so flavors blend.
This is a fantastic hot sandwich. Apples and swiss just go together and they are here in this sandwich along with the chicken and spinach. Yummy !
349 calories per serving
1 Arnold Sandwich Thins roll (only 100 calories each !)
4 oz. boneless skinless chicken breast (Perdue Shortcuts work great here)
2 slices low fat swiss cheese
5 very thin slices of apple
1 t low fat mayo
6 baby spinach leaves
I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter spray
If chicken is not cooked, cook in a skillet sprayed with Pam 5 minutes per side or until done. Spread inside of roll with mayo then add 1 slice of cheese, apples, chicken, spinach and the 2nd piece of cheese. Spray the outside of the sandwich with a few spritzes of butter spray and cook 2-3 minutes per side in a hot skillet or a total of 3-4 minutes in a Panini press.
Sangria is a great festive drink – adding the fruit to the wine makes it so much more special. You can set up pitchers well ahead of time so that the fruit really soaks up the wine. This one does away with the usual apples and oranges and adds some really flavorful tropical fruits. Don’t forget to serve some fruit in each glass !
172 calories per serving
6 c cubed fruit (mangoes, pineapple, apricot, cantaloupe, honeydew, apples, etc.)
¼ c thinly sliced and peeled ginger
1 c fresh mint or basil leaves
½ c orange liquer or orange juice
1 bottle Pinot Grigio for white or 1 bottle Beaujolais for red
2 T lemon juice
Bruise basil or mint leaves and combine all in a pitcher and refrigerate at least one hour.
Chock full of antioxidants, sweet yet tart, and ever so refreshing. These pops are definitely worth the work.
6 servings (8 oz. pops)
133 calories per serving
2 ¾ c pomegranate juice
¼ c lemon juice
½ c Splenda
1 ¾ c apple juice
¾ c pomegranate seeds
2 apples cored and diced small
Mix pom juice with 1/8 c lemon juice. Simmer Splenda, apple juice and 1/8 c lemon juice and dissolve all the Splenda then cool to room temperature. Add half the apple juice mix and the seeds to the pom juice mix. Add the apples to the apple juice mix. Fill the molds half way with the pom juice mix and freeze 1 1/2 hours then add a layer of the apple juice mix and freeze another, insert the sticks and freeze at least 6 hours.
Take the whole frying hassle out of French toast preparation – and add some great apples and nuts along the way. This was a really easy way to prep a great breakfast. Add some extra maple syrup over the top to give it even more flavor !
280 calories per serving
½ c Egg Beaters
2 egg whites
¾ c skim milk
1 T Splenda
½ t vanilla extract
½ t cinnamon
8 slices cinnamon raisin bread (80 calories per slice) cut in half diagonally
1 t buttery spread
1 T maple syrup
2 apples sliced thinly
4 T sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with Pam. Whisk Egg Beaters, egg whites, milk, splenda, vanilla and cinnamon then pour into pan and top with the bread slices. Flip the bread over once to it gets a little coating on each side. Cover with foil and bake 15 minutes then remove foil and bake another 8-10 minutes. Melt butter in skillet and add syrup, then apples. Cover and cook on low heat 10 minutes or until apples are soft then uncover and cook 1 minute to dry up the mix a little. Serve bread with the apple mixture over top and sprinkle with nuts.
Just a few additions and you have guest worthy pancakes instead of the regular old fare. Apples, raisins and cinnamon just mix so well and these pancakes were just great on a Sunday morning !
8 servings (2 pancakes each)
268 calories per serving
2 c flour
2 T sugar
1 T baking powder
2 t cinnamon
1 ¾ c skim milk
2/3 c Egg Beaters
5 T margarine, melted and divided
¾ c chopped apple
¾ c raisins
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. In another bowl mix milk, eggs and 4 T margarine and then stir into the dry ingredients just until mixed. Stir in the apples and raisins. Brush a griddle with margarine and heat to medium high. Spoon ¼ c batter per pancake and cook in batches.