Oh 2015, people are renewing their diets and enrolling in a new gym. This is a great initiative, but do you know approximately how long most New Years resolutions last for? Two months, two weeks? Nope. 5 weeks is the average length of a New Years resolution. Why is it so short? Why can’t we seem to stick it out just a bit longer?
Maybe our schedules pick up at work and the motivation to go to the gym decreases. Maybe we’ve had one to many “low calorie” meals that was bland and tasteless which left us starving two hours later. Maybe it’s all of those things or we lose the spirit that the New Year brings us. Maybe we are losing the hope and excitement for the New Year when we realize that the New Year is starting out exactly how the old one ended. And that’s not so hopeful, glamorous or exciting for many of us.
So as a food blogger, I sat down to write this and tried to figure out how I could help all of you out there eat better this year. Last week I posted an excellent recipe for a flavor packed Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken. I also have a low calorie Greek Salad or a vegetable rich Spaghetti Sauce. These are all great starts to keep your resolutions going. I know that I cannot always post those healthy recipes, mostly because I am partially addicted to sugar, however I would like us all to take a look at our resolutions for the year and give them another shot. Let’s not lose the inspiration that the New Year gives us. Let’s keep it strong and fight for it. Let’s look forward to the promise of all that this New Year has to offer us.
This lighter chicken salad recipe is just another that we can add to our healthier version recipe book. By cutting the fat in the mayonnaise and lightening it up with some Greek yogurt, we get the same creaminess but for less calories. Still looking for more ways to cut back? Try using whole grain bread or bread thins. Both also give your body more nutrients and cut back on fat.
So make this salad for lunch tomorrow and give your New Years Resolution another shot!
Prep time 15 minutes, Makes 3 to 4 sandwiches
- 1 rotisserie chicken’s breast meat, diced in medium sized squares
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise
- 1/4 tsp dill
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Bread (to serve)
- Lettuce (to serve)
- Combine rotisserie chicken, celery, almonds, yogurt, mayonnaise, dill, salt and pepper to a bowl. Mix until all ingredients have blended.
- Prepare sandwich by placing lettuce on one side of bread. Top with chicken mixture and serve.