This chicken apple salad recipe is a wonderful salad to take for lunch!
There are few things I enjoy more than a fabulous salad. And it’s been my experience that the simpler you keep things, the better the salad tastes. This clean eating chicken apple salad recipe is a good case in point.
Maybe that’s just me. I’m not much of an “exotic ingredient” kinda girl. I like to have a good and basic understanding of what I’m eating. If I’ve never heard of something (even if it falls into the clean category), I’m far less likely to try it. I know this is not very adventuresome of me and I’m sure there is a whole world of fabulous food out there that I’m missing.
Thankfully, this salad falls into the “simple foods I know” category, and it’s nothing short of amazing. I absolutely adore this salad and eat it every chance I get.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF APPLES
Apples are a wonderful fruit to add to just about any salad. They have many health benefits, and as the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away! I don’t believe that to be literal, but I believe it in the general spirit of the saying. More fruits and veggies equal better health! Here are just a few of the health benefits of apples:
- Apples help with neurological disorders such as dementia.
- They’ve been shown to help reduce the risk of strokes.
- They are packed with vitamin C, B complex vitamins and fiber.
IS EATING A SALAD EVERY DAY HEALTHY?
Guess what? We’re SUPPOSED to eat fruits and veggies every single day! So while it may not be mandatory in any way to eat them in the form of a salad, salads sure to make it a heck of a lot easier to get all those fruits and veggies in at every meal. A salad every day is a great idea!
RECIPES USED HERE:
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CLEAN EATING CHICKEN APPLE SALAD RECIPE:
This simple, fresh salad makes a great lunch or dinner. Easy to make and totally delicious!
- 1 medium chicken breast (baked with whatever herbs you like best)
- 2 cups lettuce (I prefer spring mix)
- 1 small apple
- 2 tbsp. vinaigrette (see link above)
Dice or shred your chicken breast.
Dice your apple.
Toss all ingredients in a large salad bowl.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.
This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 1/23/10.