Grape Arugula Chicken Salad

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Ya know, I haven’t had grapes is a very long time, and after making this salad, I’m seriously questioning why that is!  Wow, those round little buggers are delicious, and they make for the perfect addition to this salad!  Not only that, but they are packed with all kinds of nutrition!

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Look at all those goodies!  And all in a tiny lil grape!  Okay, back to this salad.

This salad is so good, and it’s really simple, since it just involves putting all the ingredients on a plate, mixing, and eating.  Um, dinner doesn’t get much easier than that!

ARUGULA GRAPE CHICKEN SALAD

Ingredients (makes 2 servings):

  • 5-6 cups baby arugula
  • 1 large chicken breast, grilled or baked and cut into bite size pieces
  • 3-4 Tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, chopped
  • 2 ounces crumbled soft goat cheese
  • a whole bunch of red grapes (it’s up to you how much to put in there!), chopped in half
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • sea salt

Directions:

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Toss together the arugula, chicken, red onion, avocado, goat cheese, grapes, and walnuts.  Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with lemon juice, and season with sea salt.

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YUMMERS!  Enjoy! 🙂

BLUEBERRY SALAD

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One thing I LOVE about summer is the salads!  A few weeks ago, I came across this pin:

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As soon as I saw it, I knew I needed this salad in my life, or at least a rendition of it!  You can click on the picture to get the original recipe.  I love arugula, but didn’t have any on hand, so I used mixed baby springs instead.  Also, I don’t do sugar and only do honey once in a great great while (we’re talking 1-2 times a year) , so I made some substitutions for the dressing and used regular old toasted almonds instead of sweet ones.  Lastly, I added avocado as an ingredient, because…well, who doesn’t love avocado…and I thought it would go perfectly with the other flavors this salad has to offer – I was right!

Here is my rendition of this salad with the changes/substitutions I made:blueberrysalad

  • For the dressing:
    -2 tablespoons lemon juice
    -pinch of garlic powder
    -pinch of sea salt
    -pinch of stevia (I probably used a little more than a pinch, but -anyone who has used stevia knows that a tiny bit goes a LONG way)
    -1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
    Mix all ingredients together wellFor the salad:
  • mixed baby greens (red and green lettuce, spinach, arugula, etc.)
  • avocado
  • blueberries
  • toasted almonds
  • crumbled goat cheese
  • prepared dressing

1.) Top the baby greens with avocado, blueberries, toasted almonds and goat cheese
2.) Drizzle with dressing and enjoy!