A Healthy Lunch: Power Protein Salad Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

Can this count as my green for St. Patricks Day? How about I wear my green pants while eating this salad?

I’ve been eating so much of this Power Protein Salad, plus pounds of avocado that I’m surprised I haven’t turned green. At least I’d be on trend. Green is still in, right?

I’m making up for the 9 months that I didn’t go near anything green, unless it was chives in my buttered baked potato. This salad is loaded with protein and healthy fats. Since I my husband grills a bunch of chicken and I cook up a bunch of eggs over the weekend, this salad is super easy to throw together for lunches during the week.

Are you familiar with Bragg Liquid Aminos? I throw it on everything and in this case, I used it as the dressing. It’s an alternative to soy sauce and believe it or not, it has health benefits. SCORE! You can put it over rice, veggies, quinoa, sushi or use it as a salad dressing. I’m pretty sure you either love it or hate it. I wasn’t a fan in the beginning, but now it’s a staple in our house. For nutritional information, you can read more about it HERE.

Plus, if you’re paleo, there’s only one small change to the dressing (no bragg, sorry) and you’re good to go.

 

 

Power Protein Salad

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serves 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups fresh spring mix
  • 1/2 cup grilled chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
  • 1/3-1/2 cup avocado, diced
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds

Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg or gluten-free soy sauce – if following paleo diet, skip this and add fresh lemon juice
  • salt + pepper

 

DIRECTIONS

Throw the lettuce into a large bowl. Add grilled chicken, hard boiled eggs, avocado and sprinkle with sunflower seeds.

Drizzle olive oil and Bragg over the salad, then season with salt + pepper.

Enjoy!

 

*gluten-free *dairy-free *paleo (w/out bragg or soy sauce)

 

 

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  • Liz DellaCroce

    I could eat this every day for lunch!

  • Sarah Knox

    Coconut aminos are a good paleo-friendly alternative to soy sauce :)

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks

    Not kidding, this could appear in my mouth everysingleday and I wouldn’t kick it out.

  • WithStyleGrace

    great to know! thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/stephmwise Stephanie Wise

    Mmm, I love this! I love salad but they never seem to fill me up — this may change things. :)

    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

  • http://twitter.com/E2gather Sheila

    i am trying to shed a few unwanted pounds this would be a perfect lunch or dinner for me! Way better for my St Patty’s day treat than the Green Dragon Pie I usually make! ; )

  • twopeasandtheirpod

    Just pinned this gorgeous salad!

  • http://www.aidamollenkamp.com Aida Mollenkamp

    I wish you could mail this to me when I’m traveling for work!

  • shelly jaronsky

    This is the perfect lunch, honestly…and this is coming from someone who avoids green ;)

  • Emilia

    this is my new fav salad!