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Crunchy Chicken Salad Wraps

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Chicken Salad Wrap

Confession time. I don’t always eat the healthiest (who does?). I probably consume more carbs than I should (I live in NJ, home of the finest fresh Italian bread, bagels, and pizza in the country in my opinion), I love cheese (it goes great on everything), chocolate helps get me through the afternoon (when tea fails), and my idea of eating my greens is lettuce in my sandwich(with tomato and bacon of course).

 

chicken salad wrap

 

I never gave eating healthily much thought when I was younger (oh boy, now I’m starting to sound like my Dad here) but I’m not exactly a spring chicken anymore and starting to care a little more about what I am putting into my body. I’m in the twilight of my twenties (as in the sun is just about set). When I came back from Japan in 2005 (after living on sushi and ramen and riding my bicycle everywhere), I was so skinny people were concerned (looking back, I guess I was a little too skinny). Now that I am not riding my bike to work daily (the highways make that a little hard),  I do need to try watch what I eat and get more some exercise.

 

chicken salad wrap

 

It always seemed that if I wanted to eat healthier, I was going to have to do a lot more prep work and the results would be less tasty. But that isn’t the case, as I’ve been learning. Take for example this awesomely delicious crunchy chicken salad wrap I found on Lori’s website, Recipe Girl. It was fresh and crisp and left me satisfied and not looking for more to eat.

I’m still working on incorporating some exercise into my life now that Baby Boy is here and taking up my time (beyond the leisurely stroll around the neighborhood with Baby Boy strapped into the Baby Bjorn). Happily, with recipes like these I can at least start eating a little better. (But don’t worry, I’m not abandoning the cookies and cupcakes just yet.)

Recipe: Crunchy Chicken Salad Wraps

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup diced English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup minced celery
  • 2 whole green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup fat free mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
  • 4 medium red-leaf lettuce leaves

Directions

  1. Combine the chicken, cucumber, celery, scallions, parsley, mayonnaise, lemon juice and pepper in a medium bowl.
  2. Warm the tortillas in the microwave to make them a bit more pliable. Divide and layer the lettuce and chicken mixture on the tortillas. Roll up, fasten with toothpicks, and cut diagonally in half.

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 6 Old WW Program: 5

Recipe from: Recipe Girl

chicken salad wrap

 

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  • September 15, 2011 at 9:35 am

    This recipe originally came from an old, old WW cookbook. They have such great recipes so I often make them. I don’t think I could ever say that I was “too skinny” at any time in my life, lol! Always a struggle… always trying to eat healthy amidst the cookies and cakes and other sweets. I love it all 🙂 (Balance!)

    • Chris
      September 15, 2011 at 9:44 am

      Lori, I’m still working on the balance and moderation, but with recipes like the one you shared I’m getting there. Was so delicious. I used to put up my nose to weight watchers, but the recipes I’ve tried are quite delish 🙂

  • September 15, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I love chicken salad! I eat a lot of unhealthy things but I also eat a lot of healthy things (so in general, I guess I just eat… a lot hahaha). It’s all about balance for me!

    • Chris
      September 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      I’m with you Bianca! I’m hoping if I can eat more healthy stuff like this chicken salad, than I can eat more brownies and chocolate 😉

  • September 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    these look delicious! i love a little crunch in my sandwiches so these are right up my alley. i’d probably substitute greek yogurt for the mayo, but i think that would still work wonderfully with the rest of the ingredients.

    • Chris
      September 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      Gotta have crunch in the sandwiches! And I love its healthy ingredients and not the potato chips I used to add in my youth (and occasional adult hood) for crunchy sandwiches 😉

  • September 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Love the addition of the parsley and lemon juice. Chicken salad is one of my favorites, ever. This one sounds awesome!

    • Chris
      September 19, 2011 at 6:35 pm

      And healthy, so I felt less guilty having a cookie afterwards ^_~

  • September 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Mmmm, still loving this idea so much! I hardly ever eat wraps…I need to get on it! 🙂

    Thanks for being part of my last post!

    • Chris
      September 19, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      Thanks for including our post on your round up! I’m such a sandwich person. I try to eat wraps because they’re healthier than a big old sandwich roll.

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