My Healthy Meal

By Brittney Borrell

My healthy meal is chicken salad

Prep time: 10 minutes


You can use any cooked chicken meat for this salad, with or without skin. I preferr boneless skinless chicken breasts for this salad.


Ingedients:

- (2-3 cups) of cooked chicken meat

- 2 celery stalks, chopped

- 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

- green olives (optional)

- cup of chopped red onion

- a whole apple, cored and chopped

- head of lettuce, sliced and chopped


Dressing:

- mayonaise

- sweet berry preserve

- lemon juice

- salt and pepper

How to make:


1. Prep all of the salad ingredients and toss them together in a large bowl.


2. Prepare the chicken salad dressing in a separate smaller bowl. Mix together the mayonnaise, preserves, and lemon juice. Taste for the proper balance of sweetness and acidity. The salad dressing should not be too sweet nor too sour. Add more preserves or lemon juice until you have reached the balance you want. Add salt and pepper to taste.


3. Gently stir the dressing in with the chicken salad ingredients. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.


Serves about 4.

You can also compliment this meal with any drink you'd like, and any sides if wanted.

This healthy meal has great texture, taste, color, nutritional balance, and suits dietary guidelines.

You can use oil instead of butter on the chicken, and take out any parts that you may not like to make it suit your tastes better.

Be sure to wash all knives used in the making of this meal, so that you do not cross contaminate foods. Clean up afterwords to make sure theres spills or slips.