Lean Protein Salad

 

I eat a salad almost every day.  I love to bring it to school for lunch because it is quick, easy, and healthy.  As a dancer, I need to fuel my body with protein and this recipe is the perfect one to do that.

 

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Start with your favorite lettuce or green as the base of the salad.

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Then it is time to add the main protein.  I like to use a pre-cooked chicken so it doesn’t take as much time.

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Next, I like to add chickpeas for an added boost of protein as well as the fact that I love chickpeas.  If you prefer a different bean you could use that as well.

Instead of dressing, I go with some chopped almonds, the last protein in the recipe.  It gives a little bit of richer fattier flavor so I don’t feel like my salad tastes like grass.

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Last but not least, I sometimes add in some extra vegetables or fruits.  I only add this in when I am eating the salad right away because it can make the greens soggy which I don’t enjoy.

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Of course you can expand on this, but this is the easiest salad that still tastes great, fills you up, and is very nutritious.  Bon Appetite!

 

 

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Amanda Hwang

One Comment

  1. That last picture looks like it all pulled together. It looks delicious and healthy, a combo not many recipes have!

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