Greek Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Greek Chicken Lettuce Wraps

New year, new lettuce wrap. I think I’ve officially made this a January thing on this blog considering I’ve made them a lot in Januaries past like these, these, and these. Obviously, I go for low-carb options this time of year!

But, seriously, I adore lettuce wraps! They offer a great alternative to salads when you want to change things up. And of my most favorite salads is a good Greek salad. So why not make it into a lettuce wrap?!

Greek Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These wraps don’t necessarily require any cooking. I used leftover chicken I had cooked the night before so you can grill extra or you could also use a rotisserie chicken.

The rest of the prep is simple. Just dice up from tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion. Toss in some olives (I used black because that’s what I had in my pantry) and crumbed feta with the chicken. I drizzled some fresh squeezed lemon juice and salt on top.

You could also spoon some hummus or tzatziki sauce on top for added flavor. Or your favorite Greek-style dressing (or green goddess dressing) works good too! These are the perfect light and delicious low-carb lunch!

Greek Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Yield: 2 servings

Greek Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Greek Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Greek Chicken Lettuce Wraps - A simple light lunch! Greek-style chicken salad made with chicken, tomatos, cucumbers, olive, and feta! Serve it with fresh lettuce leaves!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked diced chicken
  • 1/2 cup fresh diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup peeled and diced cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup sliced kalamata olives (or black)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • salt to taste
  • iceberg or butter lettuce leaves, rinsed
  • optional: hummus, tzatziki sauce, Greek-style dressing

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, stir together the chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olives, and feta cheese. Drizzle some fresh lemon juice on top and season with salt to taste.
  2. Serve the chicken salad with rinsed iceberg or butter lettuce leaves. If desired, spoon hummus, tzatziki sauce, or Greek-style salad dressing on top for added flavors.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1/2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 513mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 30g

Greek Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Fontina Artichoke Dip

Fontina Artichoke Dip

The Super Bowl is almost here and it’s that time of year where we want to stick to our diets, but the Super Bowl is all about food and dips and all the yummy things! While spinach artichoke dip is so popular, I wanted to try something a little different and I happened to have some fontina cheese in the fridge to use up so voila! This Fontina Artichoke dip is so delish!

Actually, I made this dip back in early November as a Thanksgiving appetizer, but had too many other holiday recipes to get posted. Oops! Lucky for me, this dip also works really well for game days! It’s kind of a fancier game dip. Game days can be a little more elevated, right?!

Fontina Artichoke Dip

It’s super quick to prepare too. Sauté some shallot and garlic and mix them into a mixture of cream cheese and freshly shredded fontina cheese and artichoke hearts. Then just bake until warm and gooey! So easy!

I served this with some lightly toasted sliced baguette, but you could also serve it with tortilla chips or fresh veggies like baby carrots or celery!

Fontina Artichoke Dip

Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Soup

Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Soup

One of our favorite soups to make is my easy potato soup. I make it about twice a month during the colder months and its one of our favorite comfort dinners.

Of course though, if you are watching your carbs, it may not be the best choice so I decided to make a cauliflower soup and wanted to use the Instant Pot. Oh my, this soup came out so good! And best of all is that it only needs 5 minutes in the Instant Pot to cook!

You guys, this soup is LUSCIOUS! It’s rich, creamy, and velvety smooth. It definitely has the consistency of your favorite potato soup. The soup gets its thickness from cream cheese instead of cornstarch or flour so it’s also a keto-friendly soup recipe!

Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Soup

This soup is so incredibly simple to make. Just chop up a head of cauliflower, pour in some veggie broth and cook in the pressure cooker for just 5 minutes. While it’s cooking, I cook up some bacon and grate some cheddar cheese for mixing in and for topping the soup.

You can use pre-shredded cheese, but freshly grated cheddar is going to melt so much better so I recommend that if you don’t mind the extra step to grate it.

One other heads up before making this recipe is that you will need either an immersion blender or a good blender. After the cauliflower cooks, you will add cream cheese, cheddar, the sour cream, and the half and half and blend it all up until perfectly smooth and creamy. I like to use my immersion blender, but a regular blender will also work if you don’t have an immersion blender.

If you want to make this recipe, but don’t have a pressure cooker, you can easily make it on your stovetop. Just simmer the cauliflower in the stock until it’s tender for about 10-15 minutes. All of the other steps would be the same!

That’s all you have to do for this soup! Finish it off with all of your favorite toppings like more cheese (duh!), sliced green onion, and crispy bacon!

Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Soup

Chai Overnight Oats

Chai Overnight Oats

Chai Overnight Oats

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We spent almost two weeks in Florida visiting my mom and family. It was so nice to be with my family since I don’t get to see them very often. Of course, traveling with little ones has some challenges and the girls had a couple of rough days due to the time difference, but we had fun and were also able to take them to Disney World for their first time! I also spent the entire holiday sick so that has not been fun! I’m happy to be back to our routine and to get back to posting new recipes!

I am going to start the year off with a simple and healthy breakfast recipe. You know I love overnight oats as evidenced here, here, and here to name just a few!

Chai Overnight Oats

I also love chai tea. The warm and comforting flavors of cinnamon and cardamom make me feel so cozy. These Chai Overnight Oats are so simple to make and with the exception of maybe the cardamom, you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen!

Mix everything up in less than five minutes before you go to bed and wake up to a delicious breakfast ready to be enjoyed! I didn’t go crazy with the spices in this recipe, especially with the cardamom. Feel free to make adjustments to meet your tastes!

Chai Overnight Oats

Christmas Coffee Cocktail

Christmas Coffee Cocktail

One more Christmas recipe! This may just look like a boring cup of coffee. Nothing special to see here, but wait! This is no ordinary cup of coffee! This is a special coffee…Christmas Coffee Cocktail to be exact! I know, it’s not the greatest name, but I’m tired so we are going to go with it.

I love a good hot toddy drink during this time of year when it’s cold outside. This is truly the perfect drink to make for parties to serve alongside a dessert spread!

Christmas Coffee Cocktail

To make the drink, you’ll start by making homemade spiced creamer! I took some half and half and poured it into a sauce pan along with some cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and vanilla. Note that the recipe will make you quite a bit for multiple drinks! You can use plain half and half if you prefer, but the spiced creamer is so easy to make, it’s worth the extra few minutes!

For the cocktail, you just need some of your favorite hot brewed coffee, coffee liqueur, butterscotch schnapps, and creme de cocoa! This coffee cocktail is so perfectly sweet and comforting! Perfect for enjoying with your favorite holiday desserts!

Christmas Coffee Cocktail

Peppermint Popcorn Balls

Peppermint Popcorn Balls

I cannot believe how fast December is just flying by! I’m trying to pack in these last Christmas recipes! These Peppermint Popcorn Balls were so fun and simple to make and are great for giving out as little gifts or party favors! Wrap them up in some cellophane and tie with fun ribbon!

Peppermint Popcorn Balls

These popcorn balls are very similar to rice krispie treats. First you need some plain popped popcorn which can be from a bag or you can pop it fresh. Some melted butter, marshmallows, peppermint extract, and some white chocolate get melted in a pan and tossed with the popcorn. And while I normally do not really like white chocolate, it works really well in this recipe. I like the flavor and added richness it adds and it also helps to keep the popcorn together a little better!

Peppermint Popcorn Balls

I bought some peppermint candies and crushed them myself. As you can see, I had some bigger chunks, but you may be able to find already crushed peppermint candy in the bulk section at the grocery store or candy store. You can also crush up some candy canes. After the popcorn balls are formed, I rolled them in some of the candy to finish them off.

These are seriously so simple to make, but also super yummy for adults and kiddos!

Peppermint Popcorn Balls