Okay, I guess pasta salad isn't a treat per se, but it is yummy nonetheless. Here is today's concoction:
1 cup of farfalle (bowtie) pasta – use more or less to your liking
One package of Green Giant Weight Management veggies
One package of Oscar Meyer/Louis Rich chicken chunks
3.5 huge glopping spoonfuls of Miracle Whip Light (to taste)
That's it. Throw the veggies in the nuker for 2 minutes (if you like crisper veggies, more time if you like them mushy). When they're done, put them in a colander and let the gunk start to drain off of them. Boil up your pasta to the firmness you like it (I suggest al dente since it's going in a salad that might sit in the fridge a couple days.) and when it's done, throw that in the colander OVER the veggies to finish washing the gunk off of them. Give them a cold water rinse and stick it all in a bowl. Add whatever flavor chicken chunks you want. Add Miracle Whip (I guess you can use mayo but it won't be as healthy) and stir it all up. I personally like a dash of seasoning salt and a nice helping of garlic powder in mine, but as Digital Underground said, do what ya like. Chill. Eat. Enjoy. Let's say this makes 4 servings.
Now, since I don't have a science lab in my kitchen, I can only guesstimate at the fat and calorie factor here. These are my guesses:
One serving (meaning one quarter of what I made up there) contains APPROXIMATELY: 198 calories, 6.5 grams of fat, 21 grams of carbs and 15 grams of protein.
If I'm anywhere even close to right, this is less calories, fat and carbs than a cheeseburger from Mickey D's with the same amount of protein and no frying! And who only gets a cheeseburger when they go to Mickey D's?!?!? If I remember, I'll take a picture of it when I get home. I already ate today's portion. 🙂