Looking for a delicious and healthy way to jazz up your greens? This Strawberry Orange Spinach Salad with Chicken is bursting with so many amazing flavors.
Yes, you are in the right spot. I know you are not used to seeing healthy greens around here. But to be quite honest, this is actually pretty normal around our house. We eat more salad and green veggies than you probably realize. No, we do not eat brownies and chocolate cake for dinner…although, it might seem that way with all the sugar and treats that comes out of our kitchen.
The other day after church we went out to eat with some friends. Since I am trying to make better food choices when we go out to eat, I decided to only look at the salads on the menu. Normally I’m all about the cheese and pasta.
This particular salad caught my eye. It had fruit, nuts, cheese, and chicken on a bed of spinach with balsamic drizzled on top. Hello, gorgeous goodness! I ate every single bite of this salad.
All week long I just couldn’t forget about how good this salad was. I know!!! Me…craving salad. It’s a crazy turn of events! I think all the crossfit and running I have been doing might be affecting my brain.
Anyway, I headed to the grocery store and bought all the ingredients to make salad for dinner.
I used to be against fruit in my salad, but in my old age I have wised up. Juicy fruits go so well with greens and chicken.
Another way I have changed up my salad eating is in the dressings. My go to dressing is usually ranch, but lately I have been enjoying different vinaigrettes, especially balsamic.
For this particular salad I used strawberries, oranges, cranberries, almonds, and mozzarella cheese along with the spinach and chicken. The great thing about this salad is that you can totally change things out and use fruits and nuts that you like.
I am actually looking forward to eating out more often and ordering salad again.
I seriously can’t believe I just said that! Who am I? Someone get me a plate of cookies while I go lay down! 😉
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- 4 cups baby spinach
- 2 cups diced grilled chicken
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup mandarin oranges
- 1/4 cup dried craisins
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
- balsamic vinaigrette
- Combine everything but the dressing in a big bowl. Lightly toss.
- Serve immediately with dressing.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 319 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 124mg Sodium: 379mg Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 16g Protein: 38g
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