Tuesday, May 11, 2010

COME AND EAT & A Giveaway!! (Giveaway Closed!)

I'm going to start posting a weekly recipe on here for you guys. Exciting, huh?

Today's recipe is
chicken salad sandwiches.
YUM!

First you'll need some chicken breast, grapes, shredded carrots, green onions, celery, almonds, an apple, mayo, a couple croissants, and salt & pepper. I try to make it as low fat as possible so I use fat free mayo and boneless skinless chicken breast. The croissants on the other hand are a different story, they aren't low fat, but they're good. You could always eat this as a lettuce wrap if you don't want the extra calories and stuff the croissants give ya.

First boil your chicken. I added a little salt to my water this time just to give it a little flavor and it seemed to help give the chicken a good flavor. You could always grill your chicken and then chop it up, but I like to boil it in this case just because it can cook without me having to watch it and  I can get all my chopping done at the same time.

So, while the chicken's boiling chop up your onion, carrots, celery, grapes, apples, and your almonds.

When your chicken's done chop it up and add everything to a bowl and mix it up. I only used about 3Tbs of fat free mayo, I'm sure you could use more, but I'm not a big mayo fan. I use just enough to hold it together some.

Slice your croissants, add your filling, and you got a yummy lunch. Mmmmm!

Chicken Salad Sandwiches
6oz boneless skinless chicken breast
1/3 cup chopped grapes
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1 green onion chopped
1 celery stalk chopped
1/8 cup chopped almonds
1/3 of an apple chopped
pinch of salt and pepper
3 Tbs fat free mayo
4 croissants

Boil your chicken until done then chop. Mix chopped ingredients with mayo and salt & pepper. Slice croissants and add filling. Enjoy!

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In honor of my first recipe post I am happy to be giving away a pair of Le Creuset baking dishes, thanks to the awesome Jessica with csnstores. Their set of 200+ websites have everything ranging from track lighting to jogging strollers. It's pretty cool!


One lucky winner will win this set of Le Creuset stoneware.
To enter the giveaway:
* Check out csnstores.com and tell me what you think.
*Follow my blog or let me know that you already do.
*Link the giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog (one comment for each thing you do).
*Tell me your favorite kind of food and why.
*Tell me what kind of food you want to see in future posts.

Giveaway ends on May 18th and the winner will be posted on the 19th.

100 comments:

Kate said...

I follow your blog!

Trish said...

Yowza! They have everything at CSN! Great for people like me who have no clue what they want ;)

Trish said...

I am a follower!

Trish said...

My favorite food is pizza. I know it isn't the best choice, but ooey, gooey cheese, sausage, mushrooms, green olives... Need I say more?!!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I love CSN stores! I have a very cute apron I got from them!

Trish said...

You're linked on my sidebar!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I follow your blog already!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I just tweeted about this giveaway!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I just linked this giveaway to my blog's sidebar!

Barefoot AngieB said...

I don't really know what my favorite food is anymore after changing my diet to accommodate food intolerances.
Lately I have been eating hamburger salads made with venison.
All the fixins of a hamburger just without the bun!

EricaH said...

first let me tell you you had me at croissant the recipe looks super good. from the CSN stores i think they carry everything, i saw a kettlebell set i wouldn't mind owning.

S Club Mama said...

CSN is a great place for anything you need - baby stuff, kids toys, shoes, etc. I've always had great service with them.

S Club Mama said...

I follow!

S Club Mama said...

My favorite food? Comfort food, of course. Spaghetti, lasagna, meatloaf, mashed potatoes - all great yummy stuff.

S Club Mama said...

could you do recipes that seem unhealthy but are super good for you?

Teamarcia said...

Great giveaway! Love Le Creuset!
Already a follower!

Teamarcia said...

I'd love to see healthy, whole-food recipes! The chicken salad looks delish!

Teamarcia said...

Linked you on my blog!

Teamarcia said...

Love the kitchen stuff and eco-friendly stuff CSN carries!

Teamarcia said...

tweeted your giveaway @teamarcia

Colleen said...

I love the variety on CSN stores!

Colleen said...

following!

Sharon said...

CSN stores have a huge selection and run some great sales, too! I love browsing their kitchen store.

Sharon said...

I am following on GFC.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

love the variety they offer, especially with kitchen gadgets because I'm obsessed with them

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

link love spread http://runtothefinish.blogspot.com/2010/05/3-changes-challenge-last-check-in.html

Tara said...

Im a follower

Tara said...

I would like to see more comfort food done in lighter versions and still yummy!

Tara said...

I love a good casserole! Easy to make, yummy and always hits the spot!

Tara said...

Thats a big website it seems overwhelming!

Food According To Karen said...

I've been on csnstores.com numerous times and it's an awesome site. The only problem is there are so many items I'd like to get (for myself, family and friends) at great prices that it's hard to decide. Thanks for the great giveaway.
karenb1961@gmail.com

Food According To Karen said...

I follow via GFC.
karenb1961@gmail.com

Food According To Karen said...

Favourite food? I have to choose? I guess ONE of my favourite foods is Lasagne. Meat, veggie, cheese, it doesn't matter. And the Le Creuset baking dishes would make great Lasagne; the small one for just hubby and I, the larger one when family come to visit.
karenb1961@gmail.com

Amy said...

This looks SO good. I follow!

Amy said...

You're on my blog.

Amy said...

Healthy food! (not just low calorie - but nutrition packed goodness)

Amy said...

I love pasta in any form. The texture, the flavor, the "I'm full" feeling. LOVE it.

Belkycita said...

I follow!

Belkycita said...

LOVE Chicken, in many different ways, I still love it...

Emz said...

love this post!

I follow!!

Emz said...

love the website.

LOVE to cook!!!

Emz said...

I'd love to see yummy veggie posts.

Stephanie said...

I follow your blog! Fun giveaway! and yummy recipe!

Stephanie said...

D.A.N.G!!! They have tons of stuff at CSN. Good to know and good source to turn to, to find what you need.

Stephanie said...

My favorite kind of food is a really good, yummy salad. I like mine with feta cheese, croutons and dressing...yum, yum!

Stephanie said...

I would like to know some recipes for things that you normally eat, everyday things with the family, but ways to make them healthy!

Stephanie said...

I linked your contest on my blog here:

http://girlsjustwannagorun23.blogspot.com/2010/05/im-alive-and-wellplus-pics-from-mexico.html

Michele said...

I'm a follower!

Michele said...

Favorite food? My dad's homemade chicken and noodles. Why? Probably because I rarely have them and they are delicious!

Michele said...

I'd like to some more quick and healthy dinner options!

Michele said...

Holy moly CSN stores has everything you can imagine!

Roggia said...

I think the CSN site is bad.... but only because I want everything on it! And I don't even have my own house yet.

Roggia said...

Of course I follow you, who else would I follow?!

Roggia said...

Linked you on the blog.

Roggia said...

A favorite food? I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens! (wait, isn't that from Ever After or something?) haha. I love everything.... especially chocolate.

Roggia said...

Honestly, I love your salads... you always make good salads... I think that's what I need more ideas for.

Jenna Z said...

CSN stores have SO MUCH stuff, it kind of reminds me of the home shopping network. Does CSN stand for Computer Shopping Network?

Jenna Z said...

I follow your blog!

Jenna Z said...

I blogged about this giveaway here:
http://corgipants.blogspot.com/2010/05/giveaways-to-enter.html

JuLo said...

I am loving the CNS stores. I had not heard of this site before. It's dangerous!

My favorite food...man! Chocolate, and anything with vegetables. Not together of course. Bleck! ;p

Kimberley B said...

I follow through GFC as kimbail

Kimberley B said...

The CSN Stores are fantastic....such a variety and the prices seem great as well. With so many items it would be hard to say what I like specifically about the site....but it will be a source I will use often in the future!

Kimberley B said...

Wow, favourite food...homemade mac and cheese with a little stewed tomatoe on the side. The dishes would be great for cooking the mac and cheese or the vegetable lasagna that I make.

Stephanie said...

I follow your blog!

Stephanie said...

My absolute favorite food is pizza! Garlic and pepperoni! I would eat it everyday.

Stephanie said...

I linked you on my blog!

Stephanie said...

CSN is great because they have such a variety. It is nice to be able to buy everything in one place.

susitravl said...

Love CSN! I ordered my doggie a new kennel from there about 15 min ago!

susitravl said...

I love Mexican Food - not weird Americanized stuff but what I get from the Taco Truck and little dives. The meat is always perfectly cooked and I can season it to the level of spiciness I want but most of all I love it because it is delicious!!!

Kelsey said...

i LOVE the website so much. they literally have everything!!!

Kelsey said...

i'm following your blog!!

Kelsey said...

tweeted! @carrothead

Kelsey said...

my favorite food is watermelon and strawberries!

Kelsey said...

i'd love to see clean food and new recipes that use this philosophy!

Karen said...

I follow you!

Karen said...

I love pizza and Italian food.

Karen said...

I'd love to see vegetarian recipes.

runningforgood said...

I follow ya!

runningforgood said...

I'd love to see quick and easy recipes, and also more that are good for lunches!

runningforgood said...

I love how CSn has such a variety! And tons of running goodies

runningforgood said...

My favorite food is cheese, all different kinds. I love how cheese goes with everything

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i love the waffle maker. how handy.

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i love chicken meals and fondue!

lauren51990 at aol dot com

misszippy said...

I need some home decor stuff, so that's what I like on their site

misszippy said...

I'm a follower

misszippy said...

I'm posting on my blog

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

I'm a blog follower :)

madeline said...

I just visited CSN stores and love how they have such variety! It seems they have anything that you're looking for. I also like how they have pet products as well!

madeline said...

And I'm a follower!

madeline said...

Favorite food? Well, for savory I normally go for pizza. And for something sweet I go for ice cream or gelato. But mangoes and watermelon are also some of my favorite foods because they remind me of summer, sand, warmth and happiness :)

bobbie said...

csnstores.com is a pretty neat site! Glad I found it thru you of course!!

bobbie said...

I am a follower!

bobbie said...

Linked on my blog

bobbie said...

Tweeted it

bobbie said...

Posted to facebook

bobbie said...

I like mexican food cause its just so yummy!! and not so good for ya:(

bobbie said...

I enjoy seeing "healthy" or as healthy as possible dessert ideas

Cynthia O'H said...

I follow your blog.

Cynthia O'H said...

I love pasta- meat dishes (but without dairy)- protein and carbs in the same meal.mmmm.

Cynthia O'H said...

I'd love to see more dairy-free recipes which taste good and don't break the bank.