This Grilled Honey Lime Chicken Salad is going to be your new favorite way to get in your protein and greens! The chicken is juicy and flavorful, and the salad loaded with all the toppings to make one killer salad. Gluten-free and paleo-friendly.
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted a salad recipe and this one is G O O D.
I am a firm believer in the power of salad. When people say they don’t like salads, they really just aren’t doing them right! Unfortunately at one point, salad got a bad reputation –much like brussels sprouts – probably from the mainstream restaurants serving lackluster iceberg lettuce and plain toppings, accompanied by the less than mediocre dressing when they wanted to offer “healthier options.” Poor salad…
So what makes a salad really awesome? Greens selection (think rich dark colors), toppings (texture) and flavor combinations with seasonings and dressings. There are a variety of ways to achieve an awesome salad but those are the basics.
I really make a point to have a salad at least 4-6 times a week. Why? Because they make you feel good! I would say I salad everyday, but sometimes but that isn’t always realistic. Of course there are other ways to get your greens in, but if you’re looking to up your nutrient intake a loaded salad is the way to go.
If you want to hop on the salad train, try getting in the habit of packing a salad for lunch three times a week. If three times is too much to start, try two days. Little changes like this over time will lead to longterm healthy habits that will soon become second nature. For me, I rarely have to think about whether or not I’ve had a salad during the week because I’ve made it a habit over time. I promise it is so worth it. [Read More…]