Delicious Salad Recipes

Try These Healthy Recipes This Weekend 
by Harold Irby, Personal Trainer | Food and Health | Saturday, March 7, 2015

Tropical Salad with Teriyaki Chicken


This salad is fun and full of flavor, made with nutrient-packed microgreens, sweet mango, tender teriyaki chicken and guilt-free onion rings. Eat this and give your body the protein it needs as well as a healthy serving of fiber. 

Servings: 6 

Here’s what you need...

4 organic, free-range chicken breasts

1/4 cup Organicville Island Teriyaki Sauce

1 large yellow onion, cut into 1/2 inch slices

1 cup almond meal

dash of salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup coconut milk, full fat

1 omega-3 egg

4 cups organic micro greens or mixed greens

1 fresh, ripe organic mango, sliced

4 Tablespoons organic goat cheese, crumbled

Rinse the chicken breasts. Place in a large ziplock bag with the teriyaki sauce, mix until all the chicken is coated. Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. (Do it overnight for even better flavor!)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with coconut oil.

In a shallow bowl combine the almond meal, salt and garlic powder. In another shallow bowl whisk the coconut milk and egg.

Dip each onion ring in the milk mixture and then coat with the almond meal mixture. Place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, flip each onion ring, then return to oven for an additional 10 minutes.

Heat a grill pan and lightly coat with coconut oil. Place the chicken breasts on the grill pan, and cook 4 minutes each side, until there is no longer any pink in the middle.

Remove chicken from heat and slice.

Prepare each plate with a pile of micro greens, sliced mango, goat cheese crumbles, a few onion rings and then top with teriyaki chicken.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 366 calories, 2g fat, 268mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 40g protein 

Best Spinach Salad Ever

recipe for spinach salad

The first thing that you’ll notice about this salad is that it tastes amazing. It also doesn’t hurt that spinach is an extremely nutrient-dense food. The recipe calls for raspberry vinegar, which is a flavorful and refreshing alternative to traditional, oily dressing. The fruit and nuts add flavor, fiber and healthy fat. 

Servings: 8 

Here’s what you need...

8 cups cleaned spinach leaves

3 oranges, peeled, sliced and quartered

2 cucumbers, peeled sliced and quartered

1/8 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped

1/8 cup sunflower seeds

2 Tablespoons poppy seeds

1 cup strawberries, sliced or whole raspberries

1/2 cup white balsamic raspberry blush vinegar

Combined the spinach, oranges, cucumbers, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, poppy seeds and strawberries in a bowl.

Add the vinegar and toss well.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 99 calories, 3g fat, 14g carbohydrate, 2.6g fiber, and 3.5g protein.

Harold Irby is a certified personal fitness trainer and Mr. Michigan body building champion with over 20 years of experience in weight training, body building, sport specific training and strength conditioning. Harold has worked with many professional, college and high school athletes, as well as celebrities and business professionals seeking a healthy and fit lifestyle through his personal training and fitness center Xtreme Advantage


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