healthy recipe idea. chicken salad. goodies galore.

Do you ever stare at your fridge and think what oh what, shall I make for lunch? Or dinner? Or any meal, really? Well, it was total luck that I stumbled on this delectable lil’ treat. Oh my golly. Delicious. Oh so simple. Filling. I swear you will want multiple helpings.

Let me introduce you to a yummy little treat that is a twist on your traditional chicken salad.


Here’s the story. My mom is visiting from out of town and we were both in need of some lunch. I stared at the fridge and eyed this new mayo I found at Whole Foods earlier this week and some cooked, diced chicken. First thought, chicken salad. But the truth is I have a hard time with any sort of chicken salad dish because of the mayonnaise flavor. Too much for me.

But, I was guilted into trying a sample at Whole Foods and I WAS SOLD. I kid you not, this stuff is amazing. Not only is it made without egg {no cholesterol}, but it truly tastes like no mayo I have ever had before.  Introductions, please.


Don’t delay. Stop by Whole Foods and get some for yourself. It will change your life. If you were never a mayo fan this might convert you and it is a healthier version to that old traditional staple.

{ingredients… i literally pulled all of these out of pantry five minutes before making. wahoo.}

  • 2 cups cooked, diced chicken
    {tip: i use precooked chix from costco}
  • 3/4 cup Just Mayo mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup Emerald glazed walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon pepper, more to taste

{mix it up}

  • Mix together diced chicken, mayonnaise, thyme and pepper
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. If  needed, add additional mayo
  • Serve immediately or chill in the fridge

{ways to serve. ways to eat.}

  • the old fashioned way, a bowl and a fork
  • lettuce wraps
  • spread over a piece of wheat toast
  • tucked in a pita wrap
  • cracker fixins’
  • try adding some other treasures, like grapes. yum.


Nothing better than a healthy and speedy recipe to prepare. And, I promise you it will be a real crowd pleaser. Give it a try. You just might be hooked too.

eat. enjoy. share.

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3 Responses to healthy recipe idea. chicken salad. goodies galore.

  1. Whitney January 9, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    sounds yummy Jess! …beautiful pictures and descriptions!

  2. Sonali January 10, 2014 at 9:24 am #

    Gorgeous pictures Jessica, looking forward to trying out this mayo!

  3. Lindsay January 10, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    bought the mayo today and making this for the family right now! It’s in the refrigerated section at Whole Foods (where they have the dips/spreads)…thanks Jess!

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