Strawberry Citrus Pecan Salad with Chicken
Nutrition plays a key role in our overall health. And whether you’re trying to eat healthy or not, this salad is sure to become a family favorite for several reasons.
This salad is light, bursting with flavor, and extremely filling. The fruit combination adds a tropical twist to an already hearty dish, and the strawberries become the ‘cherry on top’ of what will quickly become a lunch or dinner staple. And try not to get addicted to the rich texture the pecans add.
The option to add chicken makes this salad perfect for everyone from vegetarians to meatetarians, and anyone in between. And if the taste weren’t enough, this salad is packed with vitamins and antioxidants too!
The recipe is based on butter lettuce, but feel free to use whatever variety you’d like. Just be sure to the check the package and adjust the nutrition information below.
How long does it take to make a salad? Just grab the ingredients, toss them together and voila – dinner (or lunch) is served! If you don’t meal prep, don’t worry. Chicken breasts don’t take long to prepare.
If you want fewer carbs, take a look at the ingredients with the highest carb counts. Instead of 1/3 cup of pineapples and 1/3 cup of oranges, consider 1/4 cup of each. You’d cut 23 calories and 5.5 g of carbs. Too much fat or not enough salad dressing? Use the same strategy to customize your salad to meet your needs.
Either way, you’ll be enjoying a well-rounded meal in minutes.
Rinse lettuce and strawberries, and pat dry. Place lettuce on plate or in bowl. Add fruit, strawberries, and top with pecans. Drizzle with salad dressing and enjoy!
Be informed. Be intentional. Be in good health.