Weight Watchers Cranberry Apple Pecan Chicken Salad Recipe

Cranberry Apple Pecan Chicken Salad with Apples in a Bowl
I have been back on the Weight Watchers wagon officially since December 8 or so, and I’m down about 5 pounds. I totally messed up over the two week holiday break and basically just maintained my week 1 loss, but you know, I could have gained so I’ll take it.

This cranberry apple pecan chicken salad has been my go-to lunch for several days now, and I have not gotten tired of eating it. Using zero SmartPoint foods makes this a no brainer, plus it’s ridiculously easy to make.

Chopped apples, cranberries and pecans on cutting board.

I like eating the chicken salad with Nonni’s cranberry thins (4 SmartPoints/serving), flatbread crisps (2 SmartPoints for 8 crackers) and apple slices, leafy greens, or whole wheat bread. It’s satisfying, portable, and won’t make you feel like you’re eating bland diet food.

Apples, greek yogurt, cranberries and pecans in a bowl

I didn’t have the traditional celery and onions to add in like a “normal” chicken salad, but this version to me is plenty flavorful and tasty on its own. If you don’t have a food scale for your weight loss or cooking journey, I highly recommend one. This digital food scale is similar to the one I have had for nearly 10 years.

Chicken salad, apples, and Nonni's cranberry thins in a bowl.

Weight Watchers Cranberry Apple Pecan

 Chicken Salad Recipe

Serves: 1
Points: 2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints 

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. of cooked, skinless chicken breast (shredded, cubed, sliced…whatever you’ve got)
  • 6 gm of chopped pecans
  • 12 gm of reduced sugar craisins OR 8 gm of regular dried cranberries (finely chopped)
  • 1/3 of a red delicious apple (sliced into bite size pieces)
  • 55 gm of 0%/ fat free plain Greek yogurt (roughly 1/4 cup)
  • Salt/Pepper 

Instructions: 

  • Finely chop your cranberries, pecans and apple. Put into a bowl.
  • Add in chopped chicken breast
  • Measure out greek yogurt and add into the bowl. Mix it all together.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with crackers (add points), salad mix or fruit/veggies.

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A Weight Watchers lunch or snack recipe for a tasty cranberry apple pecan chicken salad. Great on sandwiches, crackers or over leafy greens,

Honestly, I’m loving how simple and flexible the new Weight Watchers Freestyle program is. I will say that it is a lot harder to eat bad things on this plan simply because they cost a lot of points! I can fit in a cheeseburger OR pizza in a given week, but likely not both if I don’t want to blow a ton of points. This is a good thing ultimately, but I would be lying if I didn’t admit if it felt restrictive sometimes.

BUT, you know what else feels restrictive?

Tight jeans.

So onward I go. I’d love to be at 25 pounds loss by my March 8 birthday, so fingers crossed! I’m putting in the hard work and efforts, so I hope the scale will reward me handsomely.

And now it’s time for me to get back to work on my dining room and office if I want to stay on track to finish these makeovers this month! That should definitely earn me some fit points. 🙂

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