Did you know that apples are called “nature’s toothbrush” because their slightly acidic nature and fiber-rich flesh help clean your teeth as you eat them? Here is an easy, delicious recipe for a heart- and tooth-healthy lunch or dinner.
2 tart red apples (such as Cameo Apples)
2 celery stalks (diced)
2 chicken breasts (skinless, cooked, diced, about 2 cups)
1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh, chopped tarragon
1 tablespoon fresh, chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
16 lettuce leaves (Bibb, Romaine, green or red leaf)
Cut apples in quarters, remove core, and chop. Mix all ingredients except lettuce in a medium bowl. Arrange lettuce on four serving plates and top with apple and chicken salad. Adapted from the USDA.gov website. Makes four servings.