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Apple Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt

This is one of my go-to recipes! I have made it over and over and am never disappointed. You can eat it alone or with crackers/bread if you prefer. I also want to try it on a slice of toasted sweet potato! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

I use chicken from my weekly “batch” that I bake or cook in the crock pot with olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper.  I shred the entire batch and store in containers to use throughout the week.  I freeze half for later in the week so it’s more fresh. 

Apple Chicken Salad Ingredients:

2 breast of chicken- shredded

1 cup of grapes (I cut mine in half)

1 cup of thinly sliced celery

1 Apple cut into small pieces (I usually use a Gala Apple for its sweetness)

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp Dijon mustard

2 tbsp chopped red onion

2 tbsp dried cranberries

Salt and pepper to taste
*mix it all up… and ENJOY! This stays “fresh” for multiple days and tastes so delicious!  I double this recipe because we go through it so fast!
Stay Healthy,

Tara 

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Homemade waffles!!!

Have you ever looked at what is in store-bought waffles?! Well, let’s just say that making your own is much better for you, saves money, and tastes amazing!  I make large batch and freeze whatever we don’t eat. When it’s time to eat them, I pop them in the toaster to thaw and brown a little more and…. voila! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ


I found a single-serve waffle maker at Marshalls (of course! It’s my favorite store!) and have used it regularly. It was only $7.99!


This waffle recipe has become a new favorite of ours:

For the batter

2 eggs

2 cups all-purpose whole wheat flour

1 3/4 cups milk

1/2 cup applesauce (in place of the oil in traditional recipes). I used cinnamon applesauce today… yumm!

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon organic cane sugar 

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

*this makes about 15-16 single-serve waffles, so I will sometimes cut it in half if I don’t plan on freezing the extras 
Toppings 

I put frozen strawberries and blueberries together, warm them, and add a sprinkle of sugar to make a good glaze. 

You can also sprinkle powdered sugar on, or even make “icing” by mixing powdered sugar with a teaspoon of milk… not the healthiest, but still better than store-bought! 

Here are some more picture of the “process”:

Stay Healthy,

Tara