Healthy Chicken (or) Tuna Salad Recipe

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Do you love Tuna or Chicken Salad? I do!

It’s so delicious! I love it in a sandwich, on a salad, or even served with some crackers. Heck, I like it enough to eat it with a fork, straight out of the bowl!

However, I’m not a big fan of mayonnaise. I hate the smell and taste of mayo (unless it’s well hidden in a recipe), and it’s not the healthiest option.

One of my favorite mayonnaise substitutions is Plain Greek Yogurt. Avocado is another great option! (Have you tried my Avocado Curry Chicken Salad recipe? It’s delicious!)

This recipe is a simple and nutrition loaded twist on a classic. It’s high in protein, and very filling.

I love the combination of fruit and veggies mixed into the tuna/chicken salad. The texture is interesting, and the flavor combination is so tasty! Plus, it’s a great way to add some extra fruit and veggies into your day.

Normally, I load my sandwiches with fresh baby spinach, but I ran out! Even without the extra greens, this sandwich was the perfect combination of sweet and savory, and an all around winner.

Do you have a favorite healthy variation on a classic Tuna or Chicken Salad recipe? Let me know in the comments below.

I hope you enjoy it!


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Chicken or Tuna Salad 


  • 2.5-3.5 oz canned chunk lite tuna in water or chicken 
  • 1/2 celery stick thinly sliced
  • 1/4-1/2 small onion (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4-8 grapes thinly sliced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Note: This Recipe is also delicious with thinly sliced and chopped apple.

Optional (for sandwich):

Two slices whole grain bread

Spinach or mixed Greens

In a bowl, combine all ingredients. 

Serve and enjoy as a sandwich, over salad, with crackers or on its own. 

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