Chopped Veggie Dill & Sardine Salad


Alright, guys!  Once again, I am giving a shout out to sardines!  I know that every time I write a post with a sardine recipe, I go on and on about how fantastic these tiny guys are, but I only do this because it’s true!!!  The following pin links to a site that explains 20 health benefits of Sardines.


Some of these benefits include the following.

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Helps relieve depression and anxiety
  • Helps control blood sugar
  • Prevents blood clots
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Promotes healthy brain function

And that’s only 6 in this list of 20, and the list of 20 is only 20 in the loads and loads of health benefits that this fish provides!  If you haven’t been convinced to try them with my past posts, then hopefully this salad will get you on the sardine bandwagon!

This salad is SO yummy!  Loaded with veggies, sardines, and a healthy dill dressing, the nutrition in this thing is out of this world!  Best part?  It’s a salad, so it’s beyond simple to make!


Ingredients – makes one salad…feel free to use more or less of a certain ingredient – it’s up to you!

  • 2 cups baby spinach, finely chopped.
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, cored and finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1 tin of boneless and skinless sardines (in water), drained
  • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • sea salt, to taste


1.) Layer your spinach, cucumber, tomato, and onion on a plate.  Toss to combine.


2.) In a bowl, combine the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and dill.  Stir to combine.  Add the sardines to the bowl, and mash up with a fork.  Stir to combine.  Add the sardine and dill mixture to the salad.


3.) Season with sea salt and mix well.


You’ve gotta try this!!!  It’s SO yummy and SO good for you!  Enjoy! 🙂



I found the idea for this chicken from the following pin.


I made two important changes to the recipe (I made a few other minor changes as well, but these were the two big ones).  One, I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned, and two, I used Apple Cider Vinegar in place of Balsamic Vinegar.  Anytime a recipe calls for vinegar of some kind, I always substitute with ACV.  Yes, sometimes this changes the taste a bit, but I’ve never been disappointed with how something has turned out, and the health benefits of ACV can’t be denied.  Some of those benefits are as follows:

  • Alleviates stomach problems
  • Prevents indigestion
  • Helps clear sinuses
  • soothes a sore throat
  • helps to lower cholesterol
  • aids in weight loss
  • boosts energy
  • relieves leg cramps
  • gets rid of bad breath
  • helps control blood sugar

I also really prefer the taste of ACV over other vinegars, so that’s another reason that I always use it!

This recipe though!  This stuff is amazing!  I put it in the slow cooker in the morning, and then hubby and I went for a run together.  By the time we got back, our whole place smelled like a delicious italian restaurant – YUM!  When it did actually come time to have dinner, this did not disappoint!  It is SO good!  I paired it with some steamed cauliflower and snow peas, and it was fantastic!



  • 1.5 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast (each breast cut in half if very big)
  • 4 medium salad tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut into three pieces each
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


1.) Chop and slice all your veggies.  Drizzle the bottom of the slow cooker with olive oil.  Place the chicken on top of the olive oil.


2.) Layer the onions on top of the chicken


3.) Add the garlic powder, oregano, basil, rosemary, and thyme.


4.) Pour the vinegar in next, then top with the tomatoes.


5.) Cook on high for 4-6 hours.


6.) Transfer to a plate and serve.


Serve with vegetables like I did here or over pasta.  Enjoy! 🙂