Summer Salads

Life is very fast paced and it’s not always easy to pack a meal on the fly. I find it best to bake a pan of chicken breasts Sunday night and use them throughout the week. They are great plain, with a sweet potato, or tossed in a salad. Here are a few of my favorite simple salads. Plan them around what you have for dinner the night before, or make them on their own. Simple but satisfying.

Chopped Chicken & Apple Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 2c Lettuce
  • 1 Small Apple
  • 2tbls Vinaigrette

Shades of Green Chopped Salad

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast
  • 2c Lettuce
  • 1 Apple, chopped
  • 1/2 Avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 Cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4c Craisins/Raisins
  • 1/4c Blue Cheese
  • 1 Lemon Half, squeezed- used as dressing

Southwest Taco Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 2c Lettuce
  • 1/2c Black Beans
  • 1/4c Red Onion
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 2tbls Salsa or Fresh Pico as dressing

Chicken-Pecan Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 2c Lettuce
  • 1/4c Chopped Pecans
  • 1/4c Craisins
  • 2tbls Vinaigrette

Classic Greek Salad

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast
  • 2c Lettuce
  • 1/4c Red Onion
  • 1/4c Olives
  • 1/4c Blue Cheese

Or just improvise and use whatever is left in the fridge!!
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Grocery List

  • 5 Chicken Breasts
  • 10c Your choice of Lettuce
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1/2c Black Beans
  • Salsa
  • Olives
  • 1/2c Blue Cheese
  • Pecans
  • Craisins/Raisins
  • Low fat/ Fat Free Vinaigrette

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