A Healthy Christmas To You: My Amazing Chicken Salad Recipe

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Yeah it’s Christmas and many of us will blame it on the season when our waist lines thicken. And then come January, we will fill our new year resolution wish list with all sorts of health and fitness goals that won’t see the light of February.

So let’s focus on what we can do. We can make conscious choices about what we put into our bodies. Yes we’ll definitely be tempted to try a slice of cake (I know I will), but should generally try and eat healthy, wholesome foods. But healthy doesn’t have to be boring.

Case in point – My Amazing Chicken Salad Recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s get straight to it, shall we?

Grill very well marinated chicken thighs (or breasts), then skin,debone and shred it. Cut up 1/4 cucumber, 3 large tomatoes and 3 or 4 lettuce leaves. Mix in 3 tablespoons (or less) of Greek yogurt and 1/2 spoon of mayonnaise (optional). Add your chicken to the mix and voila, you are ready to dig in.

PS: Ensure your chicken is well marinated, preferable overnight because it really defines the flavor of your salad. I bought already marinated chicken from a Lebanese store and oven-grilled it myself. Next time, I’ll marinate myself and share the recipe.

Do you have other healthy recipes we should be trying out this Christmas? Please do share in the comments section. And do let me know if you try out this salad.

All my love,

Renah

Caramelized Oats: Crunchy, Toasty, Buttery Deliciousness!

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So on one of my many blog stalking adventures last week, I came across a real mine. Nial of Tough Cookie is a genius and I tried out 3 of her recipes this weekend. I posted a picture of my epic result for the Caramelized Oats ( if I do say so myself) on my Instagram page @Koltureshoq and I got asked for the recipe so I thought to share it here as well. Here goes…

Ingredients: 125g #butter (not margarine), 3/4 or 1 cup sugar, 1 cup oats, a dash of vanilla

Method: . Pre-heat your oven to 250C. Melt butter and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring all the time until the sugar dissolves.

Take saucepan off the heat and add a dash of vanilla. Pour the oats in the butter and sugar mix immediately and stir.

Pour the mix on a baking sheet and spread out evenly. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Bring out of the oven, stir again and bake for another 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Allow to cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container (I used a ziplock bag)

Use as topping for your ice cream , custard or just enjoy as a snack…yum

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Happy Sunday y’all

Omo