Category Archives: Lunch

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.

Chicken Waldorf Salad

I think this is my new favorite lunch!!  It’s fresh, healthy and delicious! 

I ran across a BeachBody nutrition guide last week and I’m so happy that I found it.  There are several great recipes in the little book that I am anxious to try.  

This simple recipe is cooked chicken breasts, apples, walnuts and grapes and topped with a citrus vinaigrette.  A little dressing goes a long way, you only need 1T per serving.  

Also kid approved but w/o the dressing.  Enjoy!

Chicken Stir Fry

This is one of my favorite recipes that a nutritionist gave me a few years ago.  It’s very fresh, simple to make and delicious! 

Cook chicken in broth- 3oz per serving.  In olive oil, cook red and green peppers and onion.  (Optional- add broccoli and mushrooms). Add diced chicken and pineapple chunks into vegetables and cook 5 minutes longer.  Serve stir fry with sliced tomatoes.  

Pizza Braid
This is a fun Facebook recipe that we tried recently.  You can add whatever toppings your family likes, just like making homemade pizza.  The recipe makes one large loaf so it’s plenty for dinner or lunch for 2 days.  We added a grilled chicken salad and it was a quick and yummy meal.  Enjoy!

Egg Salad

We have never been a fan of egg salad but I saw this recipe and decided to give it a try awhile back.   I’m always looking for new recipes!  There isn’t too much mayo (yay!) but yet full of yummy ingredients!

This easy recipe makes 4-5 sandwiches.  We enjoyed this for lunch with kettle chips and baby carrots.  I’m not sure it’s THE best egg salad but it’s delicious!  It’s a little thick and hard to spread so if I ever make it again I will probably use less cheddar and/or cream cheese.