Spinach, Apple, and Chicken Salad

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 10 min 4
Spinach, Apple, and Chicken Salad
Health Rating
This fall-inspired salad boasts lean protein on a bed of freshly picked apples, crisp spinach leaves, and toasted walnuts, topped with a lemon honey dressing!

Ingredients


2 breast Chicken breast, boneless, skinless (large; baked and cut into strips)
1 tsp Olive oil
1 pinch Salt and pepper
1 cup Walnuts
1 tsp Honey
4 cup Baby spinach
2 medium Apple (Fuji apple or royal gala, sliced)
1 tsp Honey (for dressing)
3 tbsp Lemon juice (for dressing)
3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (for dressing)
1/2 tsp Salt (for dressing)
1/2 tsp Black pepper (for dressing)

Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with tinfoil or parchment paper. 
  2. Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil and season lightly with salt, and pepper, or seasoning of choice. Place the breasts on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 22-26 minutes, or until the chicken's internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing into strips for the salad.
  3. Reduce oven heat to 350°F and replace the tinfoil/parchment paper on the baking sheet.
  4. Place walnuts on a single layer on the baking sheet and drizzle lightly with honey and bake for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper to a small glass measuring cup and whisk to combine. 
  6. In a large salad bowl, add the chicken, toasted walnuts, spinach, and apple slices, drizzle the dressing over the salad, and serve.

Notes:

Nutritional Highlights:

  • Chicken is a great source of lean protein and aids in muscle growth and repair.
  • Spinach is a an extremely nutrient dense vegetable and is alkaline to regulate body pH.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 502
Calories from fat 299
Calories from saturated fat 35
Total Fat 33 g
Saturated Fat 3.9 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 16.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 11.6 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Sodium 401 mg
Potassium 692 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.0 g
Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
Sugars 11.3 g
Protein 32 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.6
Meat 1.3
Meat Alternative 1.0
Vegetables 1.0

Energy sources


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