Grabits Chicken Snacks and Green Lentil Salad

Grabits chicken snacks are chicken pieces with different flavours. They are a quick and healthy snack to grab on the go and ideal for lunch boxes.

Preparing a packed lunch can get boring. There are only so many combinations of sandwiches and snacks you can try before they start to feel the same. I am always on the lookout for new tasty snacks to add to our families lunches. Recently I was sent some Grabits chicken snacks which I have been trying out. Grabits chicken snacks are pieces of chicken which have been marinated in different flavouring and then put on a stick. They resemble a chicken lollipop and are really easy to eat on the go. Three different flavours are available, regular chicken, nice and spicy and Chinese. They are really tasty and make a lovely snack.

Green lentil salad with grabbits chicken snack

Green lentil Salad

The other day I bought a packet of green lentils. The intention was to make lentil soup. I would normally buy red lentils to make this but none of our local shops had any in stock. I was hoping that green lentils would make a good substitute but I found out green lentils do not work well in lentil soup. Red lentils tend to become mushy when cooking them which makes them ideal for soups and stews. Green lentils, on the other hand, retain their shape on cooking as well as taking longer to cook. They also have a much nuttier consistency. When I blended the soup to make the right consistency it did taste nice but in future I will use red lentils. After this failed soup experiment I was left with half a bag of green lentils in my cupboard.

Fortunately green lentils have other uses and they do work very well in salads. The nutty taste and consistency adds some bite to the salad and makes a nice contrast with chopped up cucumber, tomatoes and red pepper. Add a French vinaigrette dressing to the salad and you get a lovely combination. The mixture of tart dressing, chewy lentils and soft salad vegetables makes a delightful lunch. Add a Grabits chicken snack on the side and you will be full until dinner time.

Green lentil salad and Grabits chicken snacks

Grabits Chicken Snacks

I have to admit the Grabits chicken snacks did not last long in our house. They are just too easy to grab hold of and nibble. The chicken snacks are tasty and when you are hungry they really act to satisfy the hunger pangs. Grabits chicken sticks are packaged in individual wrappers which makes them really easy to add to a lunch box as a treat. The three different flavours are lovely. Regular chicken is just chicken breast on a stick. The Chinese chicken adds a taste of the Orient while the nice and spicy has a hint of spice without being overpowering. It is difficult to choose a favourite as they were all nice.

Grabits chicken snacks

Even better each of these snacks is only seventy calories and contains 12g protein. Grabbits chicken snacks are available at Spar, Costcutter, Londis and other stores.

Green Lentil Salad Recipe

Green lentil salad
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 200g green lentils
  2. 900ml water
  3. 2 tomatoes
  4. ½ red pepper
  5. 6 cm cucumber
  6. for the dressing
  7. 1 tsp mustard
  8. 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  9. 2 tbsp olive oil
  10. black pepper
  11. 1 tsp mixed herbs
Instructions
  1. Put the lentils in a pan and add the water
  2. Bring to the boil and cook for about 25 minutes until the lentils are soft
  3. Leave to cool
  4. Cut the tomato, cucumber and red pepper into small pieces and mix with the lentils.
  5. Mix the ingredients for the vinaigrette dressing together and pour over the salad.
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Do you have any ideas for recipes to make with green lentils? Let me know below.

Linking up to the kitchen clearout linky on Madhouse Family Reviews as I used up half a pack of green lentils.

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I was sent some Grabits to try. My opinions are honest and my own.

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4 Comments

  1. November 28, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    I do like green lentils – I made a stew with red lentils last week and was disappointed at how mushy it went so I suppose it just depends what you’re used to and what texture you’re looking for ! Love the look and sound of the chicken snacks 🙂
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    • November 30, 2016 / 10:48 am

      The Grabits are really tasty. I usually get the red ones as well but they had disappeared from the shops that week

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