Salad with Grilled Chicken, Dried Cranberries & Wheat Croutons
Have I mentioned that I am trying to lose the wedding 4? I am down 3 lbs with 1 to go. It feels good to know that all of my pants fit me properly again. They were getting a little snug and that did not make me happy. Anyway, lots of you ask me for diet or weight loss tips, but I am not here today to share that with you.
Instead I share, The Salad of the Week.
I tend to make the same salad or salad-like meal for lunch every day for a week before moving on to a new combination. It has been a little lighter lately to help me in losing the newlywed weight gain.
For lunch this week I have been making the most amazing salad. Not only is it low in calories, it tastes so good I feel like I am eating a treat meal. I am always making a compromise between health and taste, and this salad finds a great balance for me. By grilling the chicken the night before, it only takes me about 10 minutes to put the whole salad together! Salads are so simple, but I find that the perfect mix of ingredients can really make one more special.
Try it, and let me know what you think!
Salad with Grilled Chicken, Dried Cranberries, & Wheat Croutons
3 cups of lettuce (I use a mix of arugula and butter lettuce)
3 oz grilled chicken breast
1 oz dried sweetened cranberries
1 oz wheat croutons
1.5 tbs Annie’s Balsamic Vinaigrette
Put the lettuce in a large bowl and top with the chicken, cranberries, and croutons and pour the dressing on top. Toss together, and enjoy!
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P.S. I am one of 15 bloggers participating in an event benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund this February in NYC for a cake decorating event with Electrolux and Kelly Ripa! I am so excited!
P.P.S. Have you heard about the virtual bake sale Diana of The Chic Life is hosting to benefit the American Red Cross Haiti Relief & Development Fund? I will be making a batch of my chocolate covered pretzel rods, customizable by you! Please be sure to head over to her site on January 27th to bid on an item!