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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Fare!

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

Last week I posted one of our FAVORITE recipes. Thanks to all of you who made the chicken enchiladas and let me know what you thought. If you haven't made them yet, they are AWESOME! Awesome for your taste buds, not so awesome for the figure. So, to balance things out, I will share some more figure flattering recipes for the next couple of weeks. This week's recipe came from Zonya.com. If you haven't visited her website, I HIGHLY recommend it! With a little trial and error, we have found many of the recipes to be quick, easy, delicious, and healthy. She has lots of great tips. If only she could be my personal chef and trainer. If only her services were free... If only I were a size 2... If only...

Oops, I will try to stay focused and not fret over the fact that the daily workouts are not changing my body instantly.

This week's recipe is great with some whole wheat crackers, served in 1/2 of a juicy cantaloupe, or made into a sandwich with whole wheat bread or a pita.

Almond Chicken Salad
1 can (8 oz.) pineapple tidbits, in its own juice
1 can (15 oz.) Mandarin oranges (*or you could substitute 1 cup of grape halves)
2 cups diced cooked chicken OR turkey OR 1 can (10 oz. ) white chicken rinsed and drained--I DON'T use canned meat. I'm not a fan.
1/4 cup Miracle Whip Light
1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1/4 cup slivered almonds

Drain the pineapple tidbits and oranges. Place the chicken and fruit in a medium bowl. Mix the Miracle Whip Light and yogurt in a separate bowl first, then gently add to the chicken and fruit mixture. Mix in the almonds.

This stuff is delightful! I am totally serious. I am a big fan. If you need something sweet to go with this meal, check out Boy Mom's post from her Toothsome Tuesday this week. She found a way to mix healthy ingredients together to make something sinful, yet heart healthy. I'm sure that means you could eat the whole batch, right?

I know, I know... moderation...moderation...patience...stick with it...you're building muscle...you're losing inches, not pounds...yada, yada, yada...

Enjoy the weekend! Nurse Boy and I are headed off to a bed and breakfast for 24 hours of R&R to celebrate 12 years of marital bliss. I can't wait! It is very honestly one of the best things we do for our marriage each and every year.

Be praying for Bubby and Papa. I think they may experience anything but R&R this weekend. ;0)


3 Peas in a Pod said...

Hi! Thanks for the recipe. I'm always looking for new things to cook.

Have fun at the B&B, you both deserve a break.

Love your blog. I think it's my new favorite. :)


mommy4life said...

Congrats on the anniversary! 12 years! I love this Chicken Salad too!!!

Boy Mom said...

Yum, and thanks for the plug.

Have an amazing weekend!

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

Marital bliss is a good thing. Congrats, and here's hoping the next 12 are blissful too. And the next 12, and the next...

Alyssa said...

Thanks for commenting! I always wonder if anyone ever looks at my blog...I bet our kiddos have a lot in common! It's too funny having a girl after 2 boys. I was an only child/tomboy so I have made her princess/tomboy : )

Alyssa said...

Oh, & I will have to try some of your recipes. I'm sure my family would love something other than spagetti & tacos!

On Stage said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a great get away! I'm so jealous.

Imperfect Mom said...

Have a great anniversary trip! I wonder what I need to do to get MotH to be willing to do the same thing for our anniversary (14 years in March).

Leanne said...

Mmm. This looks good. And what? I'm sure we're supposed to lose weight immediatley after we work out. It's just not fair otherwise! :)Happy 12 years!

Octamom said...

I love putting grapes in my chicken salad but hadn't tried pineapple--that sounds delish!