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Nutrition for Women

Crunchy Chicken Salad Pita Recipe

Feed your muscles and torch fat with this postworkout meal!

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A balanced carb and protein meal like this is ideal for after a weight training workout. The more lean muscle you have, the more calories you torch per day.

Ready in: 10 minutes

Makes: 1 serving

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1/2 cup roasted chicken, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red grapes, cut in half
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 tbsp walnuts, chopped

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest (optional)
  • Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 whole wheat pita
  • 2 romaine lettuce leaves

Instructions

  1. Set aside chopped chicken, grapes, celery and walnuts in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir together dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl. Pour dressing over chicken and toss to combine.
  3. Serve in pita half lined with lettuce. Serving Tip: Double this recipe and save the other half for another meal.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 314, Total Fats: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 54 mg, Sodium: 236 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 33 g, Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g, Sugars: 12 g, Protein: 27 g, Iron: 2.5 mg