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Friday, November 09, 2012

Foodie Friday and Disney DVD Giveaway Winner


Love chicken salad but not all those crazy extra calories and fat after you’ve demolished a delicious extra large bowl of it? The secret is replacing mayonnaise with yogurt! Trust me, you won’t even notice and you’ll be thanking me later when you still fit in those jeans ;)


My ingredients are simple to list but as for portions, I’ve never truly measured, just usually eyeball it and make it to my own tastes... so if you like less celery, more grapes, prefer chopped pecans instead of walnuts, by all means alter it! I usually try to make a little more than what I’ve listed below so we have leftovers for a couple more lunches. We LOVE this chicken salad!


{as for the yogurt instead of lots of fatty mayonnaise – I’ve never missed the latter and like I said, even the hubby loves this healthy version of chicken salad!}



  • 2 cups cooked & shredded/chopped skinless chicken breast
  • 3 stalks chopped celery
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 TBS fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 packets Splenda (or a no-calorie sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • lemon juice

*Makes about 4 servings.


*Boil the chicken, let cool, then **shred or chop. Mix together the yogurt, mayonnaise, sweetener, lemon pepper seasoning, and salt. Coat the chicken with this mixture, and then stir in the chopped celery, grape halves, and chopped apple. Sprinkle with your desired amount of chopped walnuts then let the salad chill in the fridge for at least a 1/2 – 1 hour. Then TRY to remember to SHARE once you start inhaling this wildly delicious chicken salad!


Celery chopped and grapes halved:



I was so proud of peeling my apple in one long continuous peel… it’s the little things ;)



Don’t have a handy dandy peeler or apple corer thingy? You gotta get one! I love mine, especially when it comes time to make a big ol’ batch of baby food, life is made easier – especially the peeler for not just apples, but sweet potatoes, white potatoes, parsnips, whole carrots, etc.





*As for boiling the chicken, I use skinless, boneless chicken breast halves and usually bring to a boil then turn down to medium heat, covering the pot and letting it simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink.


**Now here’s the COOL part I learned for easily shredding the chicken for ANY recipe that calls for it:

Once the chicken is finished cooking,drain and toss it in your Kitchen Aid mixer with beater attachment {and put your bowl shield on} then turn it up and watch in awe as your chicken is shredded to perfection!








Can you believe I forgot to take a final picture of the scrumptious finished product?!

Blogger FAIL.


So either use your imagination or trust me when I say it looks something like this one:



Chicken Salad, grapes, nuts



Now are you ready for the Disney DVD winner?




It’s comment #87 - Stevy from The Rest is Still Unwritten. I love this girl and was so excited when she {honestly} was randomly selected!!

The Rest Is Still Unwritten
Stevy, please email me you mailing address as soon as possible so Disney can get your package to you and your precious little girl who is just going to LOVE it :)


Have a great weekend! It’s supposed to be 70 degrees here in Lexington tomorrow – I can’t wait♥





  1. 90% of the time I use my Kitchen Aid mixer, it's to shred chicken. Genius! I have tacos way too much now.

  2. I love using my mixer to shred chicken it's so so so very awesome!!

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  4. Ah! You are so sweet! I just love you, too! We are so excited. I actually almost bought this for Lainey for Christmas. :)

    You got my email, right?


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