It’s spring! Time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. In our neck of the woods it’s baseball, soccer and softball season. (That is when we lose that 12+ inches of snow that fell last week.) All those springtime activities means that it’s more important than ever to find quick and easy meals to nourish our bodies. This Vegetable Chicken Salad Recipe does just that. It’s a simple and delicious Weight Watchers friendly recipe. Thank you to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) for sponsoring this post! For more inspiration during this March Frozen Food Month, be sure to check out delicious ideas from NFRA at EasyHomeMeals.com.
Did you know that nearly 88 percent of Americans don’t eat the daily recommended amounts of fruit, with nearly 90 percent failing to meet dietary recommendations for vegetables?* That isn’t good for anyone. Fruits and vegetables are major contributors of the essential nutrients we need in our diets. Consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables is associated with reduced risk of many chronic diseases.
One of the easiest ways to enjoy fruits and vegetables all year long is to buy frozen. Freezing is simply nature’s pause button. Best Yet frozen fruits and vegetables are picked and frozen at their peak ripeness, locking in the nutrient value within hours of harvesting. My local ShurSave Market has a large variety of premium quality Best Yet frozen fruits and vegetables that make cooking meals and snacks, convienent and affordable. If you have fruits and vegetables in the freezer all year long, you’ll always have something good to eat!
I made this Vegetable Chicken Salad Recipe for brunch this week. I just filled the freezer with chicken breast and used the Best Yet Coupons to fill up on fruits and vegetables, too.
Vegetable Chicken Salad Recipe
This recipe makes four generous 3/4 cup servings. Each serving is only one Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Point. Eat up!
Vegetable Chicken Salad Ingredients
- 24 oz Best Yet Frozen Steam Fresh California Vegetable Blend (You will need two bags. Each bag is 12 oz)
- 1/4 Cup Light Mayo
- 1/4 Cup Plain Fat Free yogurt
- 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
- 2 cups cooked and chopped Chicken Breast
- 2 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
Vegetable Chicken Salad Directions
Prepare Best Yet 24 oz Best Yet Frozen Steam Fresh California Vegetable Blend as directed. I like the microwave steam bags. In six minutes they are ready. You let them sit for a minute or two and they are ready to use.
Whip together mayo, yogurt and lemon juice to make a thick sauce.
Stir sauce into cooked chicken
Add chopped onion and stir well.
Gently fold in one bag of Best Yet California Blend vegetables.
Mix until everything is well coated.
Serve 1/2 cup of prepared Vegetable Chicken Salad over 1/4 cup of cooked Best Yet Frozen California Blend vegetables.
There you have it. An easy Vegetable Chicken Salad that is ready in less than 10 minutes. You could enjoy Vegetable Chicken Salad for brunch, lunch or dinner. It’s the perfect light meal for families on the go or a hearty and good for you lunch idea. The best thing is it’s a very versatile recipe. You can substitute the California Blend for any Best Yet Frozen Vegetable and still have a great meal.
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