Try a Healthy Recipe in Honor of Heart Month

One way to celebrate American Heart Month is to eat foods that are heart-healthy. Try this fun dish that uses the lettuce leaf as the wrapper — a healthy trick that’s popular on restaurant menus, cooking shows and in food magazines.



1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. Chinese chili sauce
25 oz. canned, salt-free white meat chicken packed in water, drained
8 oz. canned water chestnuts, drained, chopped
4 chopped green onions
2 Tbsp. unsalted, unoiled, chopped nuts (cashews, almonds or walnuts)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. lime juice OR
juice from 1 fresh lime
12 lettuce leaves (iceberg, green leaf)


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, and chili sauce.
  • Stir in chicken, chestnuts, onions, nuts, pepper, and lime juice.
  • Spoon equally into lettuce leaves and serve.