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…another healthy cooking recipe from the Quick & Healthy Cookbooks

This easy salad is refreshing on a hot summer day. The addition of cinnamon and cloves gives this chicken salad a unique flavor. This recipe works well in diabetic menus.

2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fat-free plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)

2 cups cooked and cubed chicken or turkey
1 cup seedless grapes
1/2 cup sliced celery
8 large lettuce leaves

Mix the dressing ingredients and set aside.

Combine chicken, grapes, and celery in a medium bowl.

Add dressing and toss. Serve on lettuce leaves.

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4 cups/4 servings
Each Serving

1 cup
Carb Servings

1/2 fruit
3 lean meat
Nutrient Analysis
calories 169
total fat 5g
saturated fat 1g
cholesterol 57mg
sodium 125mg
total carbohydrate 10g
dietary fiber 1g
sugars 7g
protein 21g

Source: Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas, 3rd Edition, © Brenda J. Ponichtera, R.D, Published by Small Steps Press, publishing health conscious books for the general population, a division of the American Diabetes Association; retail $18.95; to order call 1-800-232-6733 Or ORDER NOW

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Recipe updated July 1, 2016

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