Saturday, July 2, 2011

His & Hers Chicken Salad

In our CSA box this week: 
Salad Turnips
Romaine Lettuce
Garlic Scapes 
Bok Choy
Snow Peas
Sugar Snap Peas

Things we didn't get this week: Items from the Target ad. 

The only "whole food" in the ad is for eggs, but the coupon excludes organic and cage free eggs. The biggest irony: the scrolling image of colorful fruits and vegetables with the phrase "stretch your dollar with deals on family meals." Anyone else see the disconnect here?!?!?!?! 

There are no coupons for those fruits and veggies!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrr.... no wonder America is obese: hot dogs, Pop Tarts, boxed pizza, soda and mozzarella sticks all on sale. 

After I angrily tossed the ad into the recycling I got to work on this Curry Chicken Salad recipe which I made almost the same but I included some of our CSA items!  Specifically, the garlic scapes (raw), the salad turnips, and some leftover chicken. 

In addition, sliced almonds and dried cranberries. 

Of course Ross isn't a fan of almonds, cranberries or curry, so I made a different chicken salad for him. 

His Chicken Salad
3/4 cup cubed cooked chicken 
1/2 cup roasted garlic hummus
2 small salad turnips, cubed
1 celery stalk, chopped 
1/2 apple, cubed 
1/4 cup garlic scapes, cubed
Lemon juice 

Mix it all together in a bowl, squeeze some lemon juice over top, and enjoy! 

Her Chicken Salad 
3/4 cup cubed cooked chicken       1 tsp curry powder  
1 celery stalk, chopped                   1/2 cup Greek Yogurt 
1/3 cup dried cranberries                2 tsp soy sauce 
1/4 cup sliced almonds                    Lemon juice 

1/4 cup garlic scapes, cubed           Pepper
2 small salad turnips, cubed

Same thing - mix it all together and enjoy! 

I was glad my friend Hayley told me to try using Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream or mayo (I HATE mayo and mustard, and I'm just OK with sour cream, but I have fallen in love with Greek Yogurt!) This is the perfect solution to many recipes!!! And very affordable from Trader Joe's.

We had Chicken Salad Salads for dinner - serve the Chicken Salad of choice over a bed of beautiful organic, local and fresh romaine lettuce, top artistically with apple slices, and enjoy a healthy, homemade meal of real, whole foods. 

Do you use the ads when grocery shopping?


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Sadly, I don't use ads like I should. I have a friend who keeps a binder's worth of coupons clipped from ads and online - and saves a ton of $$ each trip. I'm not that organized...