Healthy Lunch Ideas: Mixed Greens with Chicken Walnuts and Dried Cranberries
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It’s that time of the month again. (no not that one- wink wink…) It’s time for the Secret Recipe Club reveal!
My assigned blog this month was Feasts on the Cheap. Feasts on the Cheap is written by a mother daughter team, Mary Anne and Mariel. They have way too many delicious looking recipes to count, so be sure to check out their site if you have a chance!
I’ve been working really hard to stick to a diet for the last few weeks, and I was so happy to see they had several yummy looking salad recipes for me to try. I wanted to make them all, but I settled for one of the more simpler salads that would be easy to fine-tune to my current (sparse) meal plan.
I went with the Mixed Green Salad with Walnuts and Dried Cranberries.
Does this not just scream HEALTHY LUNCH! to you?
I added a little chicken (100 grams – yes, I weighed my chicken…) and used a ready made dressing. (Ken’s Lite Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette, yummy!) And what you don’t see is the other 4 cups of spinach I added after I took these pictures.
The beauty of this salad is that you can pretty much add whatever you like that you have in the fridge. I totally forgot that I had some boiled eggs and celery in the fridge. Chopped up, they would have been an excellent addition to this salad…
You can see the full salad and their dressing recipe here: Mixed Greens with Walnuts and Dried Cranberries.
Be sure to check out all of the Secret Recipe Club creations for the month of June after the jump:
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
Your salad looks delicious! I love adding walnuts and dried fruits to salads, I love the crunch and flavor they add! Perfect summer lunch or dinner!
I is so hot right now your salad will do the trick for dinner tonight!
Great idea for a healthy lunch! I will eat any salad with craisins in it.
This is my kind of salad! Sign me up!
This is one of my favorite weeknight salads, I actually eat it almost every single night since it pairs with practically everything!
What a beautiful looking salad! I love chicken over greens with any kind of fruit & nut combo – need to make this sometime this summer!
This salad look absolutely delicious!
I've been trying to eat more salads too. This sounds really good! Great pictures!
You can never go wrong with a salad. Yum!
Hi, I'm an honorary group C member this month. 🙂 Your salad looks so refreshing. I need to give dried cranberries a try.