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Leftovers Made Awesome: Chicken!

Okay so I know I said today I’d do a fitness post… but my lunch was too good not to share, so I’ll have to leave you in suspense :)

I had dinner at my grandmother’s last night, and she sent me home with some leftover chicken. So for lunch today, I stuck with my “______ salad sandwich” theme of the week and decided to make a healthier and more awesome American classic: the Chicken Salad Sandwich!

Autumn Chicken Salad Sandwich

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Ingredients:

  • Leftover chicken, shredded or cut into small pieces
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 6-8 grapes, sliced
  • Small handful walnuts, chopped
  • Nonfat plain Greek or regular yogurt
  • Dijon mustard
  • Cracked pepper
  • Fresh spinach
  • Whole wheat pita

Instructions:

Start with the leftover chicken in a small bowl. Add chopped celery, grapes, and a small handful of walnuts.

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You should now have this:

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Next, add a spoonful of plain yogurt and a squirt of dijon mustard. As usual, add about 2 parts yogurt per 1 part mustard, to taste. Mix it all up, place on a whole wheat pita, cover with spinach, and enjoy!!

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Look, this time I didn’t break my pita :)

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Mmmm so good! This would also be awesome with cranberries instead of grapes. And on hearty bread. Next time I randomly have chicken around, I’ll try that :)

I enjoyed my sandwich with one of my awesome Sweet Potato Banana Oat Muffins and my biology midterm flashcards.

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I think it went well! There were only a few questions I was unsure of, so that was good :)

Speaking of Bio, we had a “go on your own” lab where we had to visit the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and answer some questions about one of the exhibits. I went yesterday – it was fun to be downtown, and I took some pictures for you all :)

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This guy also wanted to say hello, and also ROARAOROAROOAROAORAOR!!!!!

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Hope you’re having a nice day! It’s cold and rainy today in D.C. I ran this morning with Ashley, and we even had to wear gloves! What happened to fall?!? It was so beautiful here yesterday! What’s the weather like where you are?

Comments

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    It is pouring rain where I am, and has been steadily for the last 2 days! This wouldn’t be so unusual if I didn’t live in Los Angeles where it typically rains about one onemillionth of an inch per year. I am always embarrassed by how confused I become here when it rains in southern california. It’s like I have never seen the stuff before and I am reverted to childhood and need someone to dress me. Let’s just say that this morning I decided on trail shoes and a columbia ski jacket if that gives you any indication of lack of rain appropriate apparel I currently own.

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    That recipe sounds great. I might swap the grapes for apple because I love chicken apple sausages

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    It’s been raining here (in Atlanta) for basically a month straight. I’m so sick of it.

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    Great minds think alike, I had a chicken salad mix for lunch too! Except mine was more like a summery salad I think… oh how I miss summer…

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    This is one of my favorite salads; however, after watching a documentary on slaughterhouses I just can’t get myself to eat chicken anymore or any kind of meat for that matter. Can you recommend an ingredient that I can use to substitute the chicken with?

    Thanks,
    Isabel

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    Lol, that’s incredible. I still need to get out there and visit you, dammit. Preferably when it’s not raining ;) Are you coming home for Thanksgiving or Christmas?!

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    Ooo okay awesome. Keep me updated!!

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    I will be home for christmas and most likely ny’s too. I am currently coordinating my return with the end of fall classes but it looks like I will be in DC for at least 2 weeks, maybe 3 if I don’t fly to london too. MUST TRAVEL SOON!

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    mmm good idea!!

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    haha yeah i just saw – great minds totally do think alike!! :) man, i miss summer too. DC is now cold and rainy!! i hope fall hasn’t disappeared ALREADY!

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