Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad with Chicken

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe with Chicken

This Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad with Chicken is just 188 calories and can be made in just 5 minutes!

In this article you will find a low calorie strawberry spinach salad with chicken, a homemade low calorie balsamic vinaigrette recipe. Even a low calorie recipe for making shredded chicken for this healthy salad.

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe with Chicken

Along with the three recipes you’ll find below, you’ll also find tips to making low calorie salad ideas with spinach. And so much more.

In the ingredient swap section you will find information on spinach strawberry feta salad recipes. Vegan salad with strawberries recipe guide and more.

This low calorie strawberry spinach salad recipe with chicken is just 188 calories and can be made in just 5 minutes!

Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad with Chicken

Ingredients for Low Calorie Strawberry Spinach Salads

This salad with chicken and strawberries is low calorie and easy to modify.

You can make this spinach salad with chicken vegan, swap out the cheese. And change up the flavors in this ingredient swaps section.

Ingredient Swaps for Spinach Chicken Salad Recipes:

  1. Skip the blue cheese and use avocado instead. Do this along with the next tip to make this avocado strawberry salad vegan!
  2. Swap the Chicken for Tofu. Or omit it all together for a yummy vegetarian strawberry salad recipe. Follow the tips in #1 to make this a vegan strawberry avocado salad recipe.
  3. Use Feta in place of Blue Cheese. Any crumbly cheese will work well in this salad with strawberries recipe, try it with feta, crumbled goat cheese, blue cheese… choose your favorite!
  4. Try Grilled Chicken. You can make a grilled chicken and strawberry salad with some fresh or leftover grilled chicken… In fact, this recipe for spinach strawberry salad works well with any leftover chicken!
Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe with Chicken

Shopping List for Spinach Strawberry Salad:

Strawberry Salad with Chicken:

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey
  • Vegetable broth
  • Garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

How to Make a Low Calorie Chicken Strawberry Salad

This strawberry spinach salad with chicken is just 188 calories! So low in calories you can double the serving should you like.

I was able to keep the calories in this chicken spinach salad low, with these tips and tricks for low calorie salads.

Low Calorie Salad Tips:

  • Make Your Own Salad Dressing! Most salad dressings at the store are packed full of oil, sugar, and preservatives. Make your own and save 100’s of calories, and lots of fat!
  • Add the 4 Main Salad Groups: Fat (cheese or avocado), Crunch (walnuts), Protein (chicken or tofu), and Interesting Flavors (strawberries and homemade vinaigrette). This will ensure you have a delicious salad, and won’t go back for snacks later.
  • Get Raw Nuts… Don’t get candied nuts for your salads. I know the big chain restaurants use them and they are super yummy. But they add unneeded calories and you likely won’t notice the difference.

How to Make Easy Spinach Salads:

  1. Make the balsamic vinaigrette ahead of time, combine all the ingredients in bowl and whisk. Set aside to marinate.
  2. Add the baby spinach, 1/2 the strawberries, 1/2 the walnuts, and the chicken to a large bowl. Toss to combine.
  3. Pour the balsamic vinaigrette over the salad and toss well
  4. Top the salad with remaining strawberries, walnuts, chicken and the cheese and serve.
  5. Note- You can also plate the 4 servings, then top them with the remaining ingredients.

Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad with Chicken Recipe

This chicken salad with spinach and strawberries makes a great lunch or dinner. And at just 188 calories, you can double the servings for a big meal!

Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad with Chicken

Low Calorie Strawberry Spinach Salads

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This low calorie strawberry spinach salad with chicken is just 188 calories!
The healthy strawberry salad with chicken below is easy to make, and is a wonderful main course for lunch or dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 188 kcal

Ingredients
  

Strawberry Salad with Chicken:

  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup strawberries sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup precooked shredded chicken
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Make the balsamic vinaigrette ahead of time, combine all the ingredients in bowl and whisk. Set aside to marinate.
  • Add the baby spinach, 1/2 the strawberries, 1/2 the walnuts, and the chicken to a large bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Pour the balsamic vinaigrette over the salad and toss well
  • Top the salad with remaining strawberries, walnuts, chicken and the cheese and serve.
  • Note- You can also plate the 4 servings, then top them with the remaining ingredients.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cupsCalories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 7.2gProtein: 14.8gFat: 11.4gSaturated Fat: 2.3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 288mgPotassium: 368mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4.3gCalcium: 81mgIron: 2mg
Keyword lunch, Main Course, Salad, salad dressing
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Nutrition and Calories in Strawberry Spinach Salads

Most strawberry spinach salad recipes are loaded with unhealthy ingredients. Like store-bought high sugar and high fat dressing, and sugared nuts. But I cut the calories and the fat with our low calorie salad tips (see above).

You can have 1 1/2 cups of this yummy spinach salad for just 188 calories! So low in calories you can have 3 cups (that’s a big salad!) for just 376 calories!

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