Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies
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Chicken Salad is a great low glycemic lunch or dinner that you can pair with a tossed green salad, a slice of sourdough bread or some rye crackers. Prepare it ahead and have it ready for lunch the next couple of days!

low-glycemic chicken salad ©Cristi Lucaci/

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

3/4 cup finely chopped celery

1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise

1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt

1/4 cup finely chopped green onions

2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon zest

3 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 green apple, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

  1. Mix the celery, mayonnaise, yogurt, green onions, tarragon, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a large bowl to blend.

  2. Stir the 1/2-inch chicken cubes and 1-inch apple chunks into the mayonnaise mixture. Season with the salt and pepper.

Per serving: Calories 240 (From Fat 46); Glycemic Load 1 (Low); Fat 5g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 91mg; Sodium 250mg; Carbohydrate 13g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 34g.

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Meri Raffetto, RD, is the founder and developer of Real Living Nutrition Services, providing online weight loss programs to empower people to make small changes to achieve lasting results. Meri specializes in weight management and heart disease prevention and is a member of the American Dietetic Association.

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