Simply Healthy Family: Guacamole Chicken Pitas with Almonds and Dried Apricots


Guacamole Chicken Pitas with Almonds and Dried Apricots

Imagine this. You live in one of the most picturesque,  climate friendly, supreme outdoor frolicking places to live. Ever.  Now, imagine you have crazy annoying, ridiculous allergies. To everything pollen, grass and nature related and to dogs and to watermelon. Congratulations, you are now me in a nut suit. I  love  nature. I love dogs and oh, by the way, I love watermelon. Karma confuse me?

I have spent a small fortune on allergy medicine in my life and 90% of it has been in the last 3 months! What gives?!@  Spring in the Valley of the Sun is Heaven on Earth and I am plundering around sneezing, blowing my nose and puffy faced while trying to take in deep breaths of the fragrant orange blossoms I so love. Not attractive, nor fair.

So I thought it would be a great idea to make a picnic lunch to take to the boys Cub Scout Spring Camp this week. I put aside the fact that my allergies to pretty much everything outdoors would make me miserable and quite possibly go into anapylactic shock I but also chose, once again to ignore the fact that I'm slightly allergic to avocados. What cruel world do I live in?!  Avocados! Really?!

So, naturally I made Guacamole Chicken Pitas.

I'm building up a tolerance.

It could totally work.............


Simple, fresh ingredients you can throw together for lunch or a picnic.

Freshly grated carrots naturally sweeten the mixture and balance out the tang of the sugar free yogurt.

Guacamole Chicken Pitas with Dried Apricots

SERVES    6         TIME    10 MINUTES


1/2 of a Whole Roasted Chicken
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 cup dried apricots (or raisons), chopped
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1 whole carrot, grated
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup cilantro (or parsley) chopped
1 cup fat free, plain yogurt
1 whole avocado
1 lemon, juiced
pinch of salt
dash of pepper
 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
cayenne pepper if you please

6 Pita pockets.

Chop chicken, throw into medium sized bowl. Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine. Spoon into pita pockets. Enjoy!

Serve with fresh fruit!



  1. Love the ingredients used. Nice and light, and my favorite part...mayo free :D Love using greek yogurt like this! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I'm totally anti-mayo! Not because of calories but the texture.... we won't go there ;)

  2. This is the perfect recipe for a picnic! I'm sorry about your trouble with allergies. I am OBSESSED with avocados and if someone told me I couldn't eat them I would probably lose my mind. Hope you feel better soon!

    1. Thanks Trisha! Ya, I'm totally and completely obstinate :} I'm giving in and headed to an allergist ASAP!

  3. What a beautiful picnic lunch, great recipe and presentation!

  4. The filling sounds so delicious! Really great food for picnic!

    1. Thank you Medeja, who doesn't love a good picnic?!

  5. Wow - this looks delicious! Definetely going to try it and soon! I hope you are feeling better Gwen, allergies are tough! Luckily, I do not live in the most beautiful place (New Hampshire) and apparentely we are stuck in some strange land of Frozen. More snow tomorrow - and the temp reads 33 degrees so not much is blooming here!!!! :(

    1. Really Jess? I always pictured NH to be gorgeous, especially in the fall.

  6. I'm allergic to avocados also! But since they mostly just give me intense stomach pain, I sometimes still eat them. Sigh. It's just too hard to give them up completely! (As you know.)

    1. Yikes! If they gave me intense stomach pain I might nix them.... might. damn avocados. I get a pin prickly feeling in my lips, mouth and throat. I suppose that is just as scary. ;]

  7. I am so lucky that I've never had a single food allergy .... knocking on wood! Great looking sandwich. Pinned.


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