Introducing my new favorite lunch, a grilled chicken and fruit salad:
Those who know me know how much my family and I love Chick-Fil-A. We’re in Chick-Fil-A at least twice a week — once for lunch on the kids’ music day and once on Friday nights before hitting the grocery store. I love eating at CFA because there are at least three choices for me there that are low in fat and calories. One of those three is a meal I have recently discovered, the Chargrilled Chicken and Fruit salad. Yum!
I wasn’t sure about strawberries, grapes and granola on a salad, but it totally works. And, apples? I’ve gotten to where I’ll put an apple on just about any salad. I love CFA’s salad so much that I’ve started making my own at home — and they may be even better than CFA’s because I can toss on a few of my favorites that aren’t available on Chick-Fil-A’s salad. In addition to being delicious, this salad is also a great way to get in your fruits and veggies.
The salad pictured about was:
- About a cup to a cup-and-a-half of green leaf lettuce
- 1 Tbsp. reduced-fat feta cheese
- 2 Tbsp. granola (a low-fat variety from our local healthy grocery store)
- 2 Tbsp. Craisins
- 1 Tbsp. walnuts
- 4 calamata olives
- 1 Tbsp. sliced pepperoncini
- 1 Tbsp. pepperoncini juice
- 5 or 6 grapes
- 2 strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 apple, diced
- 1/2 chicken breast, grilled and diced
- 2 Tbsp. my favorite low-fat Italian dressing**
The whole salad is just about 430 calories — not bad for lunch. What are some of your favorite lunches?
**Low-Fat Italian dressing: Good Seasons Italian dressing mix, made according to package directions, except I swap the amounts of oil and vinegar, using 1/2 cup of vinegar and only 1/4 cup of oil.