Monthly Archives: March 2017

Strawberry Chicken Salad

I’ve never tried a salad with fruit and I was very skeptical….but it was so delicious!  The combination of the ingredients are great together!  It’s super simple to make, super healthy and very filling!  

Mix together 1 small chicken breast shredded or diced, 2 cups baby spinach, 1 cup sliced strawberries, 1 T feta cheese and 1 T chopped walnuts.  Top with 2 tsp balsamic vinegar.  I used a raspberry olive oil vinaigrette.  Enjoy!


Spinach and Roast Beef Salad

I ran across this recipe idea awhile back and it is definitely a keeper!  It’s quick, easy, healthy and delicious!  

Simply mix 1 cup baby spinach and 1/2 cup quinoa with 2 oz roast beef.  I just get one thick slice at the deli.    Top the salad with 2T feta cheese and 2T walnuts.  

Use a vinaigrette dressing or make your own:  2 tsp balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp olive oil.

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Here’s another easy and simple idea from the BeachBody nutrition guide.

I was excited to give this recipe a try recently and was determined that I could learn to love (or at least tolerate) sweet potatoes.  Plain sweet potatoes that is, without the added brown sugar, butter and marshmallows!  Honestly, I was proud of myself just for making this recipe and actually trying it.  I’m not the best at trying new foods but I’m getting better!

It turned out colorful and appealing!  I ate some of the sweet potatoes but then ended up picking it out and eating everything else!  The rest of the meal tasted really good though.  Maybe I can figure out a good substitute for the sweet potatoes and still save this recipe.  Any ideas?  Maybe chicken!?

For the dressing;  use the same citrus vinaigrette from my previous post.