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Skinny Greek-Style Chicken Spinach Salad

 

Skinny Greek-Style Chicken Spinach Salad
I love a big salad for dinner! Not only is this salad colorful and packed with flavor, but it’s also loaded with very healthy ingredients. First off spinach is a real superfood! In addition, a variety of chopped veggies and lean chicken are all tossed with a bottled light dressing. I added a few ingredients to the dressing to create a more Greek-style dressing. Each skinny main course salad has 259 calories and 8 grams of fat.  This recipe serves 2 but can easily be doubled, tripled, and so on.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 259kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients for Dressing:

  • ¼ cup Newman’s Light Balsamic, Vinaigrette, Ken’s Lite Caesar Dressing or Cardini’s Light Caesar Vinaigrette, see shopping tip
  • tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • teaspoon dried oregano

Ingredients for Salad:

  • 6 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup chicken breast, cooked and chopped (remove skin)
  • 1 cup cucumbers, chopped
  • 1 cup yellow, orange or red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • cup red onions, chopped fine

Ingredients for Topping:

  • ¼ cup fat-free feta cheese
  • 5 Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced, optional

Instructions

  • In a small bowl add dressing ingredients and mix together. Refrigerate until ready to toss the salad.
  • In a large bowl, add all salad ingredients. Toss with dressing.
  • Divide salad among 2 plates. Top each salad with 2 tablespoons cheese and 1½ tablespoons olives, if desired.

Notes

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

Healthy Benefit
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Spinach is considered to be one of the “superfoods.” No wonder, it’s rich in iron, vitamins A, C, and beta-carotene.

Shopping Tips

Newman’s Light Balsamic, Vinaigrette, Ken’s Lite Caesar Dressing, and Cardini’s Light Caesar Vinaigrette can be found in the salad dressing aisle of most supermarkets.
Fat-free feta cheese is sold in most supermarkets either in the cheese aisle or the deli’s gourmet cheese section. Trader Joe’s also sells this cheese.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
3-Blue
WW SmartPoints
4-Green 

WW POINTS PLUS 6
 
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course salad (about 4 cups)
259 calories, 8g fat, 30g protein, 18g carbs, 5g fiber, 256mg sodium, 3g sugar
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course salad including olives on top
281 calories, 10g fat, 30g protein, 19g carbs, 5g fiber, 321mg sodium, 3g sugar

Skinny Facts

Serving: 4cupsCalories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 30gFat: 8gSodium: 256mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gBlue Smart Points: 3Green Smart Points: 4Plus Points: 6

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!

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