lunch :: chicken salad sandwhich & spinach salad

yesterday i made myself some chicken salad for lunch and saved half for today.  i do this often, make enough for more than one meal and eat it a couple of times in one week.  it satisfies my hunger and takes the guesswork out of "what should i have for lunch today?"

so here you have it

chicken salad
6 oz chicken (boiled and chopped)
1 tbsp light sour cream
1 tbsp light mayo
.5 cup grapes
3 green onions chopped

yields 2 servings (less the bagel)
1 serving; 206 calories, 6.1g fat (1.6g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 9.4g carbs, 27.4g protein.
spinach salad
1 - 2 cups fresh spinach
4 sliced strawberries
1/3 cup sliced grapes
1-2 tbsp red onions
1/2 tsp canola oil
1 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
sprinkle truvia on top

79 calories, 2.8g fat (.2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 13.7g carbs, 2.3g fiber, 9.9g sugar, 1.8g protein

the drink, i didn't drink.  i happend to get this for "free" at smith's as part of a promotion.  i thought i would try it with my lunch until i read the label and realized i didn't know what most of the ingredients were.  these are the times when i wish i understood more about food and nutrition.  maybe some of this stuff is really good for you but, since i didn't know, i decided not to drink it.

normally i wouldn't eat the bagel twice but today i was in hurry and this is what i chose.  i probably would have been better off to just eat the other half of my bagel from breakfast but i burned plenty of calories during my run so i'm not worried about it.

1 comment:

Gwen said...

That looks really really yummy! good for you for not drinking that mystery drink! do you like tea? I don't really, but the brand Republic of Tea has a absolutely delicious ginger peach tea that I dring almost every day.... to ward off evil soda spirits.
Also, have you ever tried plain, f.f. yogurt as a sauce in your chick salad? yummy too!
BTW, bagles ARE worth the calories as far as I'm concerned!!! ;-)

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