Skinny Greek-Style Chicken Spinach Salad


Well I made it to Day 4 of my 28-day challenge. With the weekend I will admit to having a few cheats (i.e.: pizza for lunch on Saturday), but overall have been fairly regimented. Today was a great day for a double duty workout (bike ride on the trail–definitely one of my happy places–and a swim at my pool). I was energized after giving my body a rest on Saturday and the beautiful weather made me want to be outside.

But before getting out there I did take some time to prepare two dishes. Here is one that is easy and delicious! I’ll post the other later this week

Skinny Greek-Style Chicken Spinach Salad.

courtesy of skinny kitchen.com

Greek salad with a plain ear of corn on the side

Greek salad with a plain ear of corn on the side

Ingredients

Dressing

1/4 cup light balsamic, vinaigrette, or Caesar dressing (I used light champagne dressing)

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon dried oregano

Salad

6 cups fresh spinach leaves

1 cup chicken breast chopped and cooked (optional–season to taste)

1 cup chopped cucumbers

1 cup chopped red, yellow or orange bell pepper

1 cup grape tomatoes, whole or halved

1/3 cups finely chopped red onions

Toppings

1/4 cup fat-free feta cheese

5 kalamata olives, pitted and sliced

1. In a small bowl add dressing ingredients and mix together. Refrigerate until ready to toss the salad.

2. In a large bowl, add all salad ingredients. Toss with dressing.

3. Divide salad among 2 plates. Top each salad with cheese and olives

Makes 2 main course salads (each salad about 4 cups)

Nutrition Facts: for 1 main course salad including olives on top
281 calories, 10g fat, 30g protein, 19g carbs, 5g fiber, 321mg sodium, 3g sugar

Bon Appetit!!

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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