Pumpkin + Chicken + Spinach

21 Feb

Happy Thursday! I don’t know about you, but we are definitely glad it is already Thursday. This week has been crazy busy and we are so ready for the weekend. Tuesday night was one of the greatest nights since joining Phi Sigma Sigma. We recieved our bigs on Tuesday night. Those of you who are not familar with Greek life, a big is that one person you are guaranteed to have a life long relationship with. ALthough we have 24 other sisters, we have that one sister or our “big” who is just ours. Both of us could not be happier with who we were paired up with. We are definitely living on cloud 9 this week.

Today we want to share with you a recent salad combination we put together that was inspired by a picture we saw on Instagram. Social networking sites are a great place to get inspiration for healthy meal options. Recently we have been trying to have a salad at least once a day for either lunch or dinner. We have been having fun coming up with different combinations so that we do not get sick of eating the same thing over and over again. I am sure no one is surprised to find out this salad has pumpkin on it. Last time we went to the store we found ourselves placing three cans into our cart. We have come to the conclusion that pumpkin makes just about anything better. Who agrees with us? We need to unite with the other pumpkin obsessed bloggers in the world.

But if you aren’t quite convinced yet about pumpkin try this salad out. Let us know if this crazy good salad combination brings you over to the dark side.

Ingredients:
Spinach
Grilled Chicken
Feta
Dried Cranberries
Carrots, julienned
Multigrain Bread, toasted
Pumpkin Butter (1/4 cup pumpkin, 1 tbsp sugar free maple syrup, and a dash of salt)

Directions:
1. Grab the biggest bowl you own and throw in 3 cups of spinach.
2. On top of the spinach add grilled chicken, feta crumbles, dried cranberries, and carrots.
3. Then toast a slice of multigrain bread and cut it into squares to resemble “crutons” and place them in the salad bowl.
4. Finally, in a small bowl combine 1/4 cup pumpkin, 1 tablespoon of sugar free maple syrup, and a dash of sea salt and heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Once heated through, place pumpkin butter on top of salad and enjoy!

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If you’re planning on trying this combination let us know. If you have any salad combinations you cannot get enough of please share as well. We are always looking for new combinations to try. Whoever said salads are boring clearly never had this combination before.

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