If you’re in a hurry and want to prepare a healthy meal quickly try this raseberry walnut chicken salad recipe. Chicken is a low fat source of protein. Walnuts are high in antioxidants especially vitamin E. Walnuts are also high in fiber, the B vitamins, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Walnuts made a big splash in the news a year ago when the FDA threatened Diamond Foods for making health claims of their walnuts, thus promoting its walnuts for health purposes. And, we wonder why we’ve become a junk food sociey.
Raspberry Walnut Chicken Salad
1 cup salad greens
1 can (5 oz.) chicken, drained
1 can (8 oz.) chickpeas, drained
¼ cup chopped walnuts (freeze leftover nuts)
4 Tbsp raspberry vinaigrette dressing
1. Split the greens, chicken, chickpeas, and walnuts between 2 large salad bowls.
2. Drizzle each bowl with 2 Tbsp of the vinaigrette.
3. Serve 2 apricot halves and 2 gingersnap cookies each for dessert.