There it is……. in all its glory. My kitchen or well, corner nook? Anyway, I have done a surprising amount of cooking in this kitchen and as I said in Journey, this is the space I changed our eating habits. I didn’t mention it in the last post but my husband mentioned it to me ;). I might not have lost any weight at first with our change of diet but my dear husband (I’m so proud of you handsome!) did. From November 2016 to today he is down almost 45 pounds. I have to keep reminding myself that women lose slower than men, I’ve had two children and I have an under active Thyroid. Yay Me! But despite this I am currently losing 2 pounds a week.
So, back to my kitchen. In the last year I have become quite the expert in one pan meals. Even when the recipe we are trying doesn’t call for it. I like fiddling with recipes and making them my own and I am sure not the only one. My dad is a spice doctor from Hell and it always turns out amazing.
One of our favorite go to quick foods is the Cranberry Chicken Salad Wrap. It’s cheap to put together and quick. Also great on the calorie end if you are like me and count them. My husband destroys this. we usually eat it on busy nights like soccer practice night or game nights. By the way its amazing, our oldest is four and he has more going on socially then I do. HAHA
All the ingredients can be found at Walmart but our town has an Aldi, I fell in love with that store the second I stepped foot in. Our grocery bill was cut in half and the healthier options make eating cleanish ten times easier.
The recipe will be listed below but I have used different types of mayo, I’ve added ingredients (turkey bacon,cheese, Walnuts) and I’ve taken some things out (almonds). Make it your own. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Also we use Fit and Active Flatbread wraps and I have eaten it over salad. My husband even likes adding baby spinach and tomatoes to the wrap for a little extra.
12.5 oz. of canned chicken breast
½ cup dried cranberries
¾ cup celery, chopped
½ cup Slivered almonds
1 cup of Mayo. (I use less more like ½ – 3/4 cup, your preference)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in bowl, Serve over salad, on tortillas/flatbread or sliced bread.
We use a ¼ cup as a serving and estimate it to be around 140 calories.