Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Taute Cusine: Red Grape, Blueberry and Almond Chicken Salad
A lot of the recipes I create are designed around my child's favorite foods. She loves grapes, almonds and blueberries as well as my Lemon Herb Roast Chicken, so I created this chicken salad as a good way to use the leftover roast chicken in a healthy dish with all her favorites.
I was so happy when I put it on her plate. I was ready to see her dig into it and enjoy.
I am still waiting for that moment. Instead, she dug into the broccolini sautéed with roasted tomatoes. Three helpings of that, in fact.
I was pretty disappointed, scraping the uneated food off her plate. How could this be? I wondered. What can I do to make it better? Since I made a TON of this recipe, I had plenty of time all week to think about it while I ate the leftovers. What I realized is that the recipe is darn good. I am just being stupid. She ate THREE servings of broccoli for crying out loud. The chicken salad will be an easy sell later. The broccoli was what mattered. I'll post that one later under the incredibly easy/stupid mom recipe file. Here's the chicken salad, also easy and very good with very healthy ingredients.
Looking for this recipe?
It will be part of an upcoming book co-authored with Ali at Cleaner Plate Club.
This recipe is one of several featured on Sweetniks site, with her "ARF/5 a day" antioxidant-rich food recipes.