1 tablespoon Dijon mustard or spicy brown mustard or use 1 teaspoon of ground mustard and mix with 2 teaspoons water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
Chicken and Green Bean Salad
2 cups shredded chicken (from half of a rotisserie chicken) or 2 (10 oz.) cans salt-free white meat chicken, drained
2 (15.5 oz.) cans no salt added or low sodium green beans, drained and rinsed
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped unsalted, unoiled almonds (or any nut on sale)
Get the Kids Involved: Kids can help crush the almonds! Just put in a sealed plastic bag and let them gently smash with a rolling pin or the back of a small pan.
Keep it Healthy: Seeds like hulled unsalted pumpkin seeds or unsalted sunflower seeds can be used instead of nuts in any recipe. They are just as nutritious!
Tips: Instead of celery, a 12-ounce package of shredded cabbage or shredded carrots can be used. Or, even a chopped cucumber! Just look at what is on sale and what you like to eat.
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