Spinach & Strawberry Meal-Prep Salad

Spinach & Strawberry Meal-Prep Salad

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From: EatingWell.com, August 2019

One of our most popular salad recipes, Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Feta & Walnuts (see Associated Recipes), gets a makeover in these simple yet totally satisfying meal-prep spinach salad bowls. They require minimal prep and can be customized to your taste. Swap in roasted salmon for the chicken thighs, and almonds or pecans for the walnuts, and use any fresh berry that looks good at your market.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • ¼ cup feta cheese (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 6 tablespoons Balsamic Vinaigrette (see Associated Recipes)


  • Prep

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
  2. Place chicken on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle all over with salt, thyme and pepper. Roast, flipping once, until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, 15 to 17 minutes. Set aside to cool, then slice into bite-size pieces.
  3. Divide spinach among 4 single-serving lidded containers (2 cups each). Top each with one-fourth of the sliced chicken, ½ cup sliced strawberries, 1 tablespoon feta (if using) and 1 tablespoon walnuts.
  4. Seal the salad containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
  5. Transfer 1½ tablespoons vinaigrette into each of 4 small lidded containers and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  6. Dress the salads with the vinaigrette just before serving.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate salad for up to 4 days, but wait to slice and add strawberries (and feta if using) until ready to eat.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 salad & 1½ tablespoons vinaigrette
  • Per serving: 374 calories; 24 g fat(4 g sat); 5 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 34 mcg folate; 76 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 7,448 IU vitamin A; 81 mg vitamin C; 143 mg calcium; 6 mg iron; 527 mg sodium; 345 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (149% daily value), Vitamin C (135% dv), Iron (33% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 4 lean protein, 3 fat, 1 vegetable, ½ fruit

Reviews 1

August 26, 2019
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By: Sophie Johnson
such a good combination of flavors. held up well 3 days later, too
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