Sunshine + Summer + Salad = Smiles
Sunny days are the best. Except if you’re stuck inside without, at least, a window to look out. Rainy days are great and those are the perfect days for snuggles, reading a book, and cooking comfort foods. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely love those days, but sunny days during the summer are days that give you so much energy and so much joy! It’s like you want to spend as much time as possible enjoying all the sun’s rays. Yesterday was that kind of day. My little family went for a run around a park that was wonderful but it ended up not so well… Due to some faulty equipment, there were a few scrapes and scratches but overall, thankfully, everybody is okay.
Salad probably isn’t the first thing that pops into your mind after being outside all day. Let’s be real. The first things on your mind are probably either ice cream or cookies. Maybe you’re even craving some fresh fruit but not salad…at least not for me. But the hubby and I eat quite a few salads lately, and I just thought I had to share.
How about that Apple Blueberry Almond Spinach Chicken Salad??? Yessss, please. It’s so refreshing, crunchy, and satisfying. And the best thing is that it takes little time to make and you probably have these ingredients in your fridge.
While you’re outside on that hot summer day, you’re not going to want to think about whipping up a 1.5 hour meal. You’re going to want to make something that you can eat NOW. All you need is fruit, chicken, greens, and nuts. This salad with your favorite vinaigrette dressing is absolutely scrumptious! The sweet, tart, and savoriness in every bite is just great.
Apple Blueberry Almond Spinach Salad
- 4 cups spinach
- 1/2 lb cooked chicken sliced
- 1 apple cored and sliced
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup chopped or slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- To taste- Your favorite fruit vinagrette
In a bowl mix together spinach, apple slices, blueberries, almonds, and sunflower seeds. Add dressing. Serve and enjoy!