From boring to mouth-watering, we all know the sauce or salsa makes the meal. Store-bought sauces and condiments pack in an excess of sugar, sodium, and other highly processed ingredients that can transform a dish from healthy to havoc when it comes to nutrition.
These skinny-fied saucy additions are your go-to toppers to turn your simple poultry presentation into a flavorful crowd-pleasing family favorite.
Mango Rhubarb Salsa: This salsa tastes as good as it looks, trust me. The basil, cucumber and rhubarb give it that fresh-from-the-garden taste and the mango adds the right amount of sweetness. Set aside your heavy sauces and creams, because at less than 30 calories for 1/4 cup, this is the ultimate addition to your meals. (via Skinny Mom)
Skinny Barbecue Sauce: From chicken tenders to chicken breasts, you can’t go wrong with the classic taste of barbecue chicken. Traditional store-bought barbecue sauces are loaded with sugar and corn syrup. Whip up your own skinny sauce to bypass some of those additives. Not to mention, this homemade version offers a mouth-watering taste better than any pre-packaged bottle. (via Skinny Mom)
Skinny Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce: It’s hard to fathom that skinny and Alfredo sauce could go hand-in-hand, but this cauliflower-based Alfredo remix offers the flavor and consistency of a traditional high-fat, high-calorie Alfredo, minus the high fat and calories! This can be served with chicken and whole grain pasta, or skip the pasta and serve directly over chicken. (via Skinny Fork)
Caramelized Onion and Mustard Sauce: This sauce offers tons of taste-worthy flavors between the mustard, caramelized onions, parsley, and garlic ingredients. A broth base replaces the need for butter to make this not only pretty in presentation, but pleasing in flavor. (via Honey We're Healthy)
Skinny Black Bean and Corn Salsa: The beauty of any skinny salsa is that it can play double duty as a go-to snack and easy way to top a meat to add flavor and festivity to an otherwise plain portion. This black bean and corn salsa can top your chicken and eliminate the need for a side dish making it a hassle-free meal option with leftovers that can be repurposed for days. (via Skinny Mom)
Now that you have your makeover ideas, check out Skinny Mom's Chicken Recipe Index and have some fun in the kitchen!