The chicken salad is made with fat-free Greek yogurt, fresh vegetables and pecans. You can serve it on Ritz crackers or use a round whole-grain cracker to make it even healthier.
Start by chopping your celery, half the carrot and pecans. You want them to be extremely fine so they mix well into the salad.
In a medium bowl, mix the chopped ingredients with the chicken, yogurt, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and pepper.
Lay out your crackers, and form tablespoon-sized balls of chicken salad in the crowns of the hats. As you place each ball on a cracker, press slightly to form more of a cylindrical shape than a ball.
Slice your olives in half lengthwise, and then continue slicing them lengthwise to form long, thin strips.
Place 4 strips of olive around the base of the chicken salad on each cracker.
There should be a little opening at the front of each cracker where the olive strips don't quite meet.
Cut the other half of your carrot into chunks about 1/4 inch wide, and place 1 piece at the front of each hat for the buckle.
These Pilgrim hats make a simple, cute appetizer for your Thanksgiving meal, but they're also a great option for a healthy kids' snack during Thanksgiving week. My toddler loves them and thinks it's hilarious that he gets to eat a hat.
Feel free to swap out the vegetables or nuts with whatever you happen to have on hand at home. Just make sure to chop everything finely so they combine well.
Total time: 30 minutes
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