Berry-Avocado Salad with Rotisserie Chicken

Want a quick but healthy lunch! Berry-Avocado Salad with Rotisserie Chicken is one of my favorite go to’s! Today, after a quick workout and a stop at the local farmer’s market, I was ready to eat! This salad doesn’t skimp on protein or healthy fat so it’s a great choice after the gym. IMG_7462

Yummy Salad Fixin’s: 

1. I love using mixed organic greens but any dark green leafy lettuce will do.

2. 1 Rotisserie chickenIMG_3118

IMG_31113. 1 container fresh blueberries/blackberries or both

4. 1 container fresh strawberries

5. 1 container gorgonzola cheese crumbled

6. 1 bag of honey roasted slivered almonds

7. 1 cucumber

8. 1 ripe avocado

9. Choose your favorite vinaigrette. (I love Simply Dressed Pomegranate Vinaigrette by Marzetti.)

How to Toss it Together: 

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Excuse my appearance…un-showered…no make-up…sweaty from the gym! Ah, well, what do I have to prove:)

Simply put all of your salad greens in a bowl, slice your strawberries and throw them in. Add your rinsed blueberries. Slice the chicken breast from your rotisserie chicken and add that to the top. Chop your cucumber and slice your avocado and add these to the mix. Next, top with slivered almonds and your gorgonzola cheese. Drizzle a small amount of vinaigrette and toss. Next step…dig in!

From The Mom in Me, MD

 

 

Healthy Summer Eats: Watermelon Salad Squared

Watermelon. Woman showing whole watermelon on isolated white bacWatermelon is one of the most refreshing fruits! Not only does it hydrate, help prevent kidney stones, and give us essential vitamins (A, C, and B6), it tastes delicious on a warm summer day. Although a slice is delicious, here are a couple of options to wow the taste buds and your guests.

Many watermelons are large enough to feed a family of 10 for a few days. Instead of cutting it all up, or only making one dish with it, try out both of these simple but delicious watermelon salad recipes.

1. Watermelon Caprese Salad: 

1/2 Watermelon either cut into small squares or made into round balls

1 container of fresh mozzarella balls or if you get a block of fresh mozzarella simply cut it into small chunks.

2 large sprigs of fresh Basil leaves chopped, torn, or whole (however you please!)

A drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar

Putting it all together:

Simply mix the watermelon, mozzarella, and basil gently in a bowl. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar lightly over the top and again toss gently.

2. Watermelon-Mint Salad with Lime and Honey Dressing:

1/2 watermelon cut into small squares or made into round balls

1/2 container or  1/2 bunch of fresh mint leaves chopped or torn

Mix equal parts lime juice and honey and then drizzle over the water melon. (usually a 1/4 cup of each is sufficient, but I just guesstimate! Toss everything together and serve. Delicious! You can sprinkle a little feta cheese on this if you like, but you don’t have to. Either way…it’s scrumptious and refreshing.

From The Mom in Me, MD