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Chicken Salad Cucumber Boats

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Eating low FODMaP is a lot of work. I cut corners wherever and whenever I can. One such example is making lots of dinner portions to have as lunch leftovers. This lunch is one of my favorite leftover magic tricks!

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Simple, satisfying, and nutritious are all important adjectives when it comes to planning a quick lunch. A cucumber with the seeds scooped out becomes a refreshingly crunchy, low-carbohydrate base for your favorite protein, like beans or hummus and cheese, tuna or egg salad, sauteed tofu or tempeh, or Rebecca's zesty lemon thyme chicken salad. It's an easily-digestible meal that's very versatile -- everyone will enjoy!

Note: If you're monitoring sodium and fat, limit mayonnaise and mustard to 1 teaspoon each.

By Heather Goesch, MPH, RDN, LDN

Chicken Salad Cucumber Boats

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Servings: 1

Ingredients

1 large cucumber
leftover roasted lemon thyme chicken breast (or chicken breast of your choice, finely diced)
1 small carrot (grated)
1 scallion (chopped green part only)
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Cut off the ends of the cucumber and cut down the middle lengthwise. I don’t happen to mind the taste of cucumber skin, but if you find it bitter, peel it off. Scoop out the seeds. Set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste. If you find the salad is not wet enough, feel free to add in a bit more mayo or mustard.
  3. Scoop the chicken salad into the cucumber halves.
  4. Accompany with plantain or potato chips. Enjoy!
Cut off the ends of the cucumber and cut down the middle lengthwise. I don’t happen to mind the taste of cucumber skin, but if you find it bitter, peel it off. Scoop out the seeds. Set aside. In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste. If you find the salad is not wet enough, feel free to add in a bit more mayo or mustard. Scoop the chicken salad into the cucumber halves. Accompany with plantain or potato chips. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 311; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 75mg; Sodium: 765mg; Potassium: 817mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 29g

Nutrition Bonus:  Vit A: 77%; Vit C: 27%; Iron: 13%

 

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