An easy chicken salad recipe filled with fresh strawberries, Feta, avocado & grilled chicken. Served with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
This light salad is topped with a healthy balsamic vinaigrette. The perfect healthy salad option for the summer, bring on the swimsuits!
How do you deal with anger?
When things aren’t fair, there is justification for your anger, and all you want to do is make that person pay for what they did to you?
We are going through a situation right now that is not fair on so many counts. We didn’t do a single thing except for trust a person and they deceived us for three years! And now, instead of them dealing with the consequences of their deceit, WE have to.
Everything in me wants to go crazy on that person. I’m not a cussing kinda girl but this situation has brought it out of me. Especially because my husband is the one dealing with most of the “fall out,” I want to turn into momma bear and go a-wall on this person. They deserve it.
What do you do when you have every right to be angry?
That is the question I have been asking myself lately.
Anger is such an unhealthy emotion to hold on to. It can create bitterness and start to tear you up from the inside out. I know that. But at the same time I can’t help myself. I feel justified.
One of the ways I have found to break through that anger is praying, not for me, but for that person. Praying good things, blessings for them. When I first started doing that everything in me acted like a 2 year old throwing a temper tantrum … thrashing on the floor and throwing an absolute fit. I physically felt my tummy getting sick, my heart beating faster, and my blood pressure rising. But you know what, the next time it was easier. And the next time …
The anger that once had control on me is slowly losing it’s death grip. And believe me … it IS a death grip. Your anger is not hurting the other person at all … it’s hurting you!
Thanks for listening friends. Just really been struggling with that this week and needed to share.
Plus I think confessing and let others know what your struggling with, and or working through is healthy. Bringing things that are in the dark to light is healing and loosens their grip on your heart!
Ok, now onto to the yummy recipe. This was one of the first recipes I made in our new house and the first recipe I photographed! It was a little tricky because light in this new house is not the same as our old house, it’s a lot warmer with yellowish tones, so I had to do a little more editing. I guess I’ll just have to keep messing around with where I take my photos, who knows maybe I’ll end up in the bathroom taking photos! 🙂
Even though the photos were a little more tricky the recipe itself is easy peasy! It takes about 15 minutes to make, which is only because you have to grill the chicken.
This Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad has a minimal ingredients but they are power house ingredients for the summer and each one plays a key role in this salad! The sweet Strawberry and creamy Avocado work perfectly together, then the feta cheese adds a tangy flavor, the pecans give you a nice crunch, smoky Grilled Chicken rounds the salad out, but the Balsamic Vinaigrette is the ultimate finishing touch. It is sweet acidic and perfect for this salad!
Light on calories, easy to make, and full of bold flavors .. this Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad is sure to be a repeat salad this summer! I plan on keeping these ingredients on hand at all times so I can have it for lunch … um… everyday! 🙂
Bon Appetit my friends and happy weekend!Print
Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad recipe filled with fresh berries, Feta, avocado & grilled chicken. A light salad topped with healthy balsamic vinaigrette.
- 6 cups of baby spinach
- 2 chicken breasts
- salt & pepper
- 1 1/2 cups of sliced fresh strawberries
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1/4 cup pecans
- 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- Season both sides of chicken breast with salt and pepper.
- Place chicken on the grill and grill each side for 5-6 minutes or until there is no more pink.
- Remove from grill and let sit.
- In the mean time, to a small bowl add balsamic vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, raw honey, dried basil, salt and pepper to taste. Whisk together.
- In a large bowl, add spinach, strawberries, avocado, pecans, crumbled feta cheese and then top with sliced grilled chicken. Serve with Balsamic Vinaigrette.
- Serving Size: 1 salad
- Calories: 253
- Sugar: 12 g
- Sodium: 260 mg
- Fat: 16 g
- Saturated Fat: 3 g
- Carbohydrates: 17 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 13 g
- Cholesterol: 9 mg
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IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE, BE SURE TO SNAP A PIC AND HASHTAG IT #JOYFULHEALTHYEATS. I LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU MAKE!