Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pink Lady Date Salad

     I never get tired of mixing fruit, nuts and greens.  It makes everything inside me smile, even before my first bite!  Whole Foods has all the components to make joy a reality.  I just had my first Pink Lady Apple experience, and found the firm tart flavors bursting with excitement in my mouth.  It might have been my first, but definitely won't be my last Pink Lady.  Each of these six servings is only 334 calories, 24g net carbs and 30g protein.  This could pass for a fancy dinner or a casual lunch, ...(I would even have it for breakfast...but I fear people would talk...).

Ingredients for 6 servings~
1.5 pounds boneless skinless Chicken Tender
1/4 + 1/3 cup BRIANNAS Blush Wine Vinaigrette
1 pound Brussels Sprouts
1 bunch fresh Kale
10 Deglet Dates, diced
1/2 cup sliced Almonds
1 Pink Lady Apple, diced
4oz Whole Foods Goat Cheese (best Goat Cheese on the planet)
2 large Green Onions, diced
Dash Pepper, as desired for seasoning
Dash Salt, as desired for seasoning

     Marinate Chicken with 1/4 cup BRIANNAS in zip lock bag for several hours or over night in fridge.  Remove Chicken and shake off marinade and cook in skillet, breaking into bite size pieces with spatula while cooking, set aside.  Meanwhile, clean and trim Brussels and cut in half, add to Food Processor and grind to slaw.  Tear all the Kale Leaves from the stem into small bite size pieces, mix with slawed Brussels, and remaining 1/3 cup BRIANNAS and add to large salad bowl.   Next add bite size cooked Chicken around perimeter of bowl, topping with diced Dates.  Add sliced Almond to next inner ring, followed by diced Pink Lady.  Fill center with crumbled Goat Cheese and top with diced Green Onions.  Head on over to Whole Foods and don't leave til your basket is over flowing with all these incredible goodies!  Enjoy  ;)

Disclaimer: I am a Whole Foods Market Blogger Ambassador and this post was inspired by their monthly themes and gift cards received to purchase ingredients for posts of my choosing. I am not compensated by Whole Foods Market for my blog posts and am free to post whatever I see fit to my own blog. 


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