Swirl up simple chicken salad

Gwendolyn Ducre

I can’t do it. Its starchy richness tempts me to want more. I’m talking about the dough. Yes, the food group at the bottom of the food pyramid. I want to stay away, but I love my grains.

This prompts my next DIY snack. I strayed from eating the same old bread. Instead, I started buying croissants with that melt-in-your mouth texture.

What to put on them? Remember I’m trying to stick to the healthier versions of our favorite dorm food.

So I thought of chicken salad. Chicken is protein, right? Maybe this isn’t the healthiest, but it’s delicious, cheap, easy and fast.

All you need is chicken breast, mayonnaise, a bowl, purple grapes and seasoning of your choice. Now, I know the grape idea was left field but we have to add fruit somewhere in this calorie-cheating snack.

The chicken can be tricky. Usually, the best chicken will be left-over baked chicken from Sunday’s dinner, a rotisserie chicken or freshly cooked just for the salad. But no fear, I have a solution.

Chicken in a can from Walmart. Don’t laugh or judge. The chicken contains 70 calories and only two percent total trans fat.

Mix in a bowl:

1 can of Member’s Mark Chicken

1 pinch of seasoning of your choice

1 stem of purple grapes

2 teaspoons of mayonnaise

1 boiled egg (optional)

Keep refrigerated.