Recipe: Lightened Up Chicken Salad Sandwich

I don’t know about you, but I make a lot of sandwiches. Peanut butter & jelly is pretty much the only thing that I know Shane will eat, and since Justin works on the road & away from a microwave, sandwiches {of many different varieties} are the easiest thing to pack in his lunch. &I love sandwiches as well and frequently have a turkey sandwich with lettuce & tomato. So I literally make up to three different kinds of sandwich,

I don’t mind though because for the most part, sandwiches are easy! You just pick a filling & slap it between two pieces of bread. In fact, that’s how it was created, 250 years ago!

In 1762, Sir John Montagu – the 4th Earl of Sandwich – requested his dinner meat be served between two slices of bread, as he did not want to put his cards down in the midst of a game of poker. Thus, the sandwich was born, and a couple of centuries later, we still celebrate this tasty innovation.

I love anything that involved bread, so I obviously love sandwiches. The complex carbohydrates in bread provide the lasting energy we need- and it’s just so yummy! &I love how versatile sandwiches are- clearly eating them five days a week would get old for Justin if I gave him the same thing every day. But sometimes he gets PB&J, sometimes turkey, sometimes veggie & sometimes the chicken salad below!

Lightened Up Chicken Salad Sandwich from

Lightened Up Chicken Salad Sandwich


  • 3/4 lb. cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast {cut into bite-sized pieces}
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayo
  • 2 tbsp light sour cream
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl
  2. Spread onto the bread of your choice!
  3. {Optional: Top with lettuce and/or tomato}

Celebrity Chef Bryan Voltaggio has created some more great recipes can you can find here! I’m totally making the Avocado CLT next week!

National Bread Month Badge

This month is National Bread Month, so if you’re looking for a good excuse to eat it, read up:

-Bread and grain foods provide essential nutrients our bodies need to help fight diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, some cancers & birth defects.
-Whole grains are a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates.
-Enriched grains are one of the major sources for iron and folic acid in our diets.
-The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating six one-ounce servings of grain foods each day.

I know that I’ll be enjoying plenty of Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches soon, too!

What is your favorite kind of sandwich?

Note: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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