Lately, I’ve been on a personal mission to eat more Greek yogurt. It’s amazingly healthy– full of protein and vitamin B12, plus loads of probiotics to help aid digestion. Whenever I try to change something in my diet to be healthier, I don’t eliminate delicious things that I love (which NEVER works); instead, I add more of the things that are good for me. And for now, it’s Greek yogurt!
So, I’ve started having Greek yogurt with honey and cinnamon and almonds in the mornings for breakfast, using it to cook with in things like muffins, and making this cool, refreshing, tangy, and healthy tzatziki chicken salad! YUM.
Tzatziki is a Greek sauce which, on it’s own, is simply delicious. A mixture of yogurt, cucumber, herbs, and lemon juice or vinegar, it’s ideal in which to dip pita or vegetables or add to a gyro sandwich or burger. And when you add cooked shredded chicken to it, it becomes a delicious and healthy twist on traditional chicken salad.
Zach and I chowed down on this for dinner tonight in pita pocket sandwiches, but it’s probably more appropriate for lunch, and would make an excellent appetizer served with small pieces of toast or crackers. Or, let’s be honest- eaten with a spoon from the fridge. Which is exactly what I plan on doing in about a half an hour.
The best thing about this meal is how easy it is. It takes 5 minutes to put together, and it’s a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken (I used the leftovers from my sheet pan dinner the other night). Plus, you can make a ton of it and have it all week for lunch (or dinner!)….