My Number One Pregnancy Craving: Homemade Healthy Chicken Salad Sandwich

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I absolutely love this meal. It is so delicious, and I constantly crave it! What I love about this meal is that three of the ingredients positively enhance my baby’s development.

Chicken:

Chicken contains protein and iron.

Plain Greek Yogurt

Yogurt contains protein, calcium, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. These are some of the nutrients that you will find in your prenatal vitamins. Yogurt also contains probiotics, which research suggests boost the immune system.

Canola Oil

Research suggests that canola oil is good for the heart and contains Omega 3.

Depending on the brand, the content of each nutritional value varies; but all chicken and yogurt contain these important nutrients =D

Recipe by my wonderful and thoughtful fiancé, Matt <3

Ingredients 

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chicken breasts

celery sticks

plain greek yogurt

onion

red wine vinegar

salt

pepper

The pan is buttered to avoid sticking.

The chicken breast is coated with canola oil, and then baked in the oven at 375 for about an hour.

After taking the chicken out of the oven, the chicken is pulled with a fork and placed into a bowl. Add as much onion, celery, plain greek yogurt, salt and pepper to your liking.

I like to eat my chicken salad on toasted sourdough bread (because I understand all of the ingredients) or whole wheat bread and with a delicious beefsteak tomato.

Organic VS Non-Organic

Whether eating organically or non organically, what is most important is that your child is getting the nutrients that are vital to his or her’s development. There is no right or wrong way to eat poultry, fruits, or vegetables, so as long as you are eating nutritionally, you are doing a wonderful job! =D

If you are interested, I would love to share my opinions and perspectives on why I choose to eat the way that I eat. When financially feasible, I try to eat organically as much as possible to avoid preservatives and food additives in my food. I either shop at Trader Joes or Shoprite because they are close to my apartment; both stores have organic options.

When I shop at Trader Joe’s, I buy the organic low fat plain greek yogurt and the organic chicken breast. When I shop at Shoprite, I buy Chobani plain greek yogurt and either the organic chicken breast or Tyson chicken breast (it is usually on sale). At both places, I try to buy all of my fruits and vegetables organic if they are selling it. Whether I buy organic or non organic fruits and vegetables, I always wash them under water and scrub them with a produce brush to kill any bacteria.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you try this recipe. I would also love to hear your perspectives on eating organically and non-orgnaincally =D

I hope that you have a happy Monday <3

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