(These tips brought to you by D.C. Central Kitchen’s Healthy Corner Stores)

Did you know that grapes hit their peak during the fall months? They’ll be most colorful, flavorful, and inexpensive this time of year.

Why Should I Eat It?

  • Grapes are high in antioxidants, which keep your body functioning properly and lower your risk of cancer
  • Grapes can help you think better!
  • They can also help balance your blood sugar

Quick Tips

  • Wash them and keep some in a bowl in the refrigerator for an easy snack.
  • Grapes also transport well. Pack a small bag of for days when you’re on the go.
  • Put them in the freezer and have them as a frozen treat for dessert.

How Do I Eat It?

  • Add chopped grapes to a tuna or chicken salad sandwich
  • Grapes area great addition to a green salad, as well
  • Try rolling grapes in Jell-o mix and then freeze them for a great sweet treat
  • Try grapes with light cream cheese as a snack with crackers

 

chicken salar with grapes and pecansFresh & Easy Recipe: Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans
Recipe courtesy Southern Living and myrecipes.com
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds skinned and boned chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
  • 3 cups red and white seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Lettuce leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. Stir together 1/2 cup mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chopped chicken and grapes, tossing gently to coat.
  2. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  3. Stir in pecans just before serving. Serve in a bed of lettuce leaves, if desired.

Step-by-Step Video: Perfectly Delicious Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

Tip: If you aren’t a fan of nuts, substitute celery for the pecans to ensure a crunchy bite.

 

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