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Loaded HEALTHY & BENEFICIAL Tuna & Mandarin Orange Salad with a DEVINE Balsamic Wasabi Dressing

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HEALTHY and BENEFICIAL!

1 can Tuna in Water, drained
– 1/4tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/2c Crab (Optional)
3/4c Mandarin Oranges
1-2T of REAL Bacon Bits
1/4c Beet, Grated (These can get messy!)
1c Cucumber, matchstick cut
3/4c Red Onions, sliced thin
Grated Parmesan Cheese (Optional, I forgot)
Lettuce/Spinach to desired amount
Seasoned Texas Croutons

Dressing (Premix):
1.5tsp Kikkoman’s Wasabi Sauce
1.5T Balsamic Vinegar
1/2T Soy Sauce
1/4tsp Sesame Oil
1/4tsp Lemon Juice (100% Fridge Kind)
1/2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1T Organic Grade B Maple Syrup (Benefits- USE!)
1/16tsp Sea Salt

Drain Tuna. Stir in McCormick’s Montreal Steak Season. Allow to set some and Marinade while prep rest. Premix Sauce, set aside. Cut up Rest (To your desired taste). Toss in Bowl Serve up and drizzle a little Dressing and add a few Croutons. Enjoy!
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Mandarin Poppy Seed Chicken Wraps

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Holy Healthy Num-ness! These were AMAZING! Kids begged for more!

Head of Lettuce, deleaved carefully (Or wrap of choice)
2 Fresh Mandarin Oranges, peeled deseeded & halved (Don’t waste juice)

Chicken Marinade (Marinade 3-4hours):
2 Chicken Breasts, thawed (From 3lb frozen bag)
2T Soy Sauce
1tsp Sesame Seed Oil
1/4tsp McCormick’s Orange Peel
1/8tsp Ginger Powder

Cole Slaw Mix:
2c Coleslaw Mix (Cabbage, carrot, etc. stuff)
1/4c Kraft Creamy Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

Bean Mix *Optional (*SEE NOTES!):
1c DRIED Pinto Beans
3c Water
2 Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed

I slow cook beans (SEE NOTES) in crock, on low, for 8 hours (There are faster options! Or, canned may work.)
Add chicken to bag with marinade ingredients, mix, set in fridge about 3-4hrs. After marinading- Seal chicken in foil. Bake 450 for about 35-45min. Cut up chicken and mix with 2tsp of leftover juice from cooking it.
Smash/blend cooked beans, set aside.
Peel, deseed, and halve oranges, set aside (Try not to demolish in process).
Right before building wraps- In separate bowl, mix Cole Slaw Mix.
On Lettuce Leaf/Wrap, spread THIN line of beans (Little goes a long way). Top with orange chunks. Top with Chicken. Then Cole Slaw mixture. Wrap. Eat.

*NOTES: BEANS are optional! Cook more chicken, if skipping beans. We like it on. Adds to flavor. Great way to sneak fiber to kids. I cook my beans in slow cooker, it’s TASTY.
Have yet to try, but, 1 can pinto beans with 1/8-1/4tsp Chicken Powder (Bouillon) may work for quick substitute or canned refried beans…? Have yet to try…
Other OPTIONS: Soft shells or other wrap options are okay. Kids had shells.
Try a sprinkle of grated Fresh Carrot and minced Fresh Celery on each wrap. We haven’t tried, yet.
As for marinading, in pinch I’ve thrown the marinade ingredients and frozen chicken into a ziploc bag. Left on counter for about 30 minutes. Then added chicken AND juice from bag into foil. Closed foil, baked. Tasted almost the same as marinading… For time cutting.
IF YOU’VE NOT TRIED KRAFT CREAMY POPPY SEED… TRY IT! YUM!

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