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Apple Cranberry Chicken Salad

 Apple Cranberry Chicken Salad
At home in Salem, Oregon, Christine Vaught packs her chunky and nutritious salad with crunchy apple and celery, dried cranberries, blue cheese and almonds for a wonderful blend of tastes and textures. HEALTHY OUTLOOK Using fat-free instead of regular mayonnaise in this chicken salad slashes nearly 30 g fat per serving! That makes room in the recipe for tasty bacon, blue cheese and almonds.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red apple
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the chicken, celery, apple and cranberries.
  • Stir in mayonnaise. Serve on lettuce; sprinkle with bacon, blue
  • cheese and almonds. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 352 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 572 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.