Since having gastric bypass surgery, I’ve been on a slow road to recovery. Starting out with soups and liquids, pureed foods followed by a soft diet, I’m now entering the final stage where I can begin eating solid foods again.

Some foods I cannot eat yet and others I will never tolerate again. I now have to eat 3 small meals a day which is high in protein. I’m told to eat protein first, then vegetables and then carbs.

I’m avoiding carbs where I can. The only carbs I can eat are rice and potatoes. I can’t tolerate bread, noodles or pasta at all, so I guess it’s a good thing in a way.

So, I am starting to experiment and today I made some Chicken Salad Cucumber bites. I love cucumber and so does Sylvia and the whole family likes chicken so I thought we would try this new snack.

chicken salad

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Cucumber Bite Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of light Mayonaise
  • 1/3 cup of thinly diced red onion
  • 1 cooked chicken breast diced into small squares
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • 1 tsp of ground pepper
  • 1/2 a cucumber sliced into circles

How to Make Chicken Salad Cucumber Bites

The Method for making these Chicken Salad Cucumber bites is pretty simple and easy.

You mix all the ingredients (minus the cucumber) together in a bowl. Then scoop one teaspoon of the Chicken mix onto each cucumber slice.

It’s really that simple.

The recipe went down well with my family and although I could only manage 3 cucumber bites, John and Sylvia finished the rest of the bites off.

I wanted to share this recipe for those looking for a healthy but tasty protein base snack which is filling for bariatric patients but also great for any family wanting something different with no carbs.

We added bacon to ours for some extra flavor but you can pick and choose what you use.

Cucumber bites

The Best Chicken Salad Cucumber Bites

The Best Chicken Salad Cucumber Bites

This is a super easy recipe that is perfect for those looking for something to eat after bariatric surgery.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of light Mayonaise
  • 1/3 cup of thinly diced red onion
  • 1 cooked chicken breast diced into small squares
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • 1 tsp of ground pepper
  • 1/2 a cucumber sliced into circles

Instructions

  1. Cook chicken breast
  2. Slice one 1/2 a cucumber into circles
  3. You mix all the ingredients (minus the cucumber) together in a bowl.
  4. Then scoop one teaspoon of the Chicken mix onto each cucumber slice.

Notes

The recipe may take longer depending on how you cook your chicken. You could also use canned chicken breast.

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a qualified teacher, blogger and recipe developer. She has experience teaching cooking and life skills to different age groups and is a bariatric patient offering support those looking to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Find Days In Bed Bariatric Life On Facebook!