This post is brought to you by Cans Get You Cooking®.

Hello! Happy Friday! Today I have some exciting news to tell you. I have been asked to be a Canbassador for Cans Get You Cooking® for this coming year! Eek! I’m so excited. I know I use tons of can foods in my cooking & love to stock my “cantry” with all kinds of can goods to cook my family’s favorite meals. Annnnd did you know that February is National Canned Food Month? Yes, it is! So to celebrate I am excited to share one of my favorite meals ~ Skinny Chicken Salad Wraps. Yes, a skinny version! I also have some more ways you can get cooking with can goods & a way you can enter to win $5000. So let’s get started. 🙂

Skinny Chicken Salad Wraps at

Can goods definitely help me get through the week with creative, healthy & yummy meals that I feel good about serving to my family & friends. Using canned foods also mean less prep work (yay!) & year-round availability which makes healthy & homemade meals an easy reality in our house, more often. I love that! 🙂 This recipe is one of our favorites. I decided to make a skinny version for an even healthier option. Just a warning this recipe makes a bunch. 😉 So you can half it if you need to. It is the perfect recipe for large family gatherings, parties or to use in your kiddos’ lunches for the week.

For this recipe you’ll need:
(3) cans of Hormel Premium Chicken Breast, drained
(4) stalks of celery, chopped
(10) green onions, sliced
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons lemon juice
(6) hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1 cup no-fat mayonnaise
1/2 green pepper, chopped
whole wheat wraps
baby spinach leaves

Hormel Chicken Breast

First you’ll put your drained chicken in a large bowl.

canned chicken breast

Pour in your chopped green onion.

green onions salad

Use a handy chopper or food processor to chop up the celery & green pepper.

how to make chicken salad

Add the celery, green peppers & chopped hard boiled eggs to your bowl.

salad recipe

Add the pepper & lemon juice.

salad with canned chicken

Add the mayonnaise & stir until combined.

chicken salad recipe with canned chicken

Cover & chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Then I served my skinny chicken salad wrapped in a whole wheat wrap with baby spinach leaves. This is perfect for a healthy lunch idea. It would also be great for dinner! Yum!

chicken salad wraps

Make sure you tune into the Cooking Channel TV special, “"Cans Make the Meal with Kelsey Nixon",” which will air throughout February, National Canned Food Month. Kelsey takes you down the canned food aisle & into her kitchen, sharing fun canned food facts, & creating delicious recipes inspired by the canned foods in her “cantry”.

Mark your calendars with these dates: 

  • February 14, 2015 10:00 AM EST
  • February 15, 2015 10:00 AM EST
  • February 22, 2015 10:00 AM EST
  • February 28, 2015 10:00AM EST

More about Kelsey: In addition to being the host of "Cans Make the Meal," Kelsey Nixon is the host of the Emmy-nominated show Kelsey’s Essentials on Cooking Channel and Food Network, and author of the cookbook, Kitchen Confidence.

Cans Make the Meal

In honor of National Canned Food Month, Kelsey will be judging a Cans Get You Cooking’s Cantry Cook-Off Recipe Contest! Entrants must create a unique recipe using at least 2 canned food items and submit the recipe, along with a photo of their dish for a chance to win $5,000! Entrants have until March 31, 2015 to enter! You can {ENTER HERE}. Let me know if you enter! 🙂


Cans Get You Cooking® is also promoting Cantry Thursdays. Cantry Thursday emphasizes how your cantry is so important, & the role it can and should play on Thursdays (& every day of the week really!) to help get a nutritious, homemade meal on the table that you can feel great serving. You know by the time Thursdays roll around, most of your groceries have been used or have spoiled, & you are tired from the long week & don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. The solution is not the takeout menu drawer or going out to a restaurant…it’s in your cantry. Nutritious, fresh and flavorful meals are achievable fast & easy thanks to the canned foods in your cantry.

For tips on how to turn your pantry into a “cantry” watch this video! 🙂

To find out more from Cans Get You Cooking®
& to follow along you can find them on:
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Check out some more of my family’s favorite meals with food from our cantry. 🙂
Click on the picture for the full recipe.

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Do you have a favorite meal made with canned goods?
Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear! 🙂
Or better yet, go enter the Cantry Cook-Off Recipe Contest! 😉

Skinny Chicken Salad Wraps at

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