I don’t have to tell you that life can get crazy. No matter how much you plan, the day gets away from you. I like making this Chicken Berry Salad for an easy weeknight dinner. It pairs nicely with our other busy night dinner staple, pizza!
This post is in collaboration with Balance Your Plate and DiGiorno. As part of the collaboration, I received product and incentives in exchange for participating in the program
With all of the activities going on this summer, I have relied on frozen pizza for some of my family’s dinners. I try to balance my plate with some fruits and vegetables and this chicken berry salad does the trick!
My favorite frozen pizza by far is the new DiGiorno pizzeria!™ and pizzeria! thin crust pizzas. I love how crispy and flavorful they are! My favorite is the Primo Pepperoni. They only use high quality ingredients and contain no artificial flavors.
I know that pizza isn’t the healthiest dinner menu item but they have a Balance your Plate campaign that shows you how to build a nutritious, delicious, and convenient meal using frozen foods.
For example, brands like DiGiorno uses its packaging to suggest healthy meal pairings like salads and steamed vegetables and easy to follow graphics to understand portion guidance.
I got inspired to balance my plate with a yummy summer salad. One of my favorites is the Market Fresh salad at Chick-fil-a. So I threw together something similar to have with my DiGiorno pizza. It was so cool and refreshing on a hot summer night.
Chicken Berry Salad
- 1 bag of spinach mix salad
- 1/2 pint of blueberries
- 1/2 pint of strawberries, sliced
- 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
- 1 bag Pre-cooked chicken strips
- Feta cheese, to taste
- chopped walnuts, optional
- Wash the fresh produce and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Cut the chicken strips into bite sized pieces. I used the Perdue chicken short cuts rotisserie flavor.
- Mix the spinach mix, blueberries, strawberries, eggs, and chicken together in a large bowl.
- Top with Feta cheese and walnuts, if desired.
This salad was the perfect compliment to our frozen pizza. It was full of protein, vitamins, and minerals to make it a nutritious meal. I topped my salad off with some apple cider vinaigrette to get even more nutrients.
If you would like more information and other ideas about ways you can make a nutritious meal using frozen food, check out Balance Your Plate. They have some great advice!
Try the Chicken Berry Salad and let me know how you like it. I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed!
I’m always scared to try fruit in salads. I just tried pineapple in a salad recently and was pleasantly surprised! Maybe berries should be next on my list.