[Food Tip: Mayonnaise is a great base for yummy flavors. Get creative and try these variations on sandwiches. To 1/2 cup fat-free mayo add: 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle pepper in adobe sauce and 1 teaspoon lime juice (Chipotle Mayo); 2 teaspoons curry powder and 1 teaspoon honey (Curry Mayo); 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger, 1 tablespoon minced scallions, 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon honey (Sesame Ginger Mayo); or 1 mashed clove garlic, 1 chopped roasted red bell pepper, 1 teaspoon tomato paste, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, and a dash of cumin (Roasted Red Pepper Mayo).]
Use leftover roast chicken to make these simple and tasty pita sandwiches.
1 cup leftover roasted chicken breast, skinned and diced
1/3 cup red bell pepper, diced
3 tablespoons green onion, diced
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon dill
salt and pepper to taste
2 whole wheat pita breads
1) In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix first 7 ingredients (through salt/pepper).
2) Cut pita breads in half. Divide chicken salad into four equal parts and stuff the four halves with the salad. Stuff pita with lettuce and serve. Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Analysis per serving: 295 Calories; 30 percent fat (9.8 grams); 2 grams saturated fat; 49 percent protein; 21 percent carbohydrate; 2.1 grams fiber.