I must confess that I'm not a huge veggie lover, even though I know how important they are. I really have to make a point to fit them in my daily diet. That's one reason I love salads so much; they're such an easy way to ensure I get a good amount of veggies, but I'm still able to pull my lunch together in under 5 minutes. If it takes longer than that to make it, I tend to get frustrated and my chance of grabbing something unhealthy increases dramatically! With that in mind, here's an easy recipe for a quick spinach salad with chicken and candied pecans.
Spinach Salad with Chicken & Candied Pecans
This salad only had 4 ingredients and makes 1 salad the size of the one pictured above.
I love the candied pecans, because I have a bit of a sweet tooth and they add just the touch of sweetness that I crave! The pecans and chicken both have protein to keep me full for a few hours, and the spinach is loaded with iron.
I cook chicken breasts each Sunday, shred them, divide them into containers, and store them in the fridge for easy meal prep during the week. It's a great system that makes lunch prep very easy.
One last shot, because I love how colorful fresh veggies are!
I've also made this salad with sliced grapes and apples in place of the tomatoes, and that version tastes great, too. It's a good option whenever you're in need of a quick and healthy lunch! Let me know if you try it and like it!