Kale, Butternut & Chicken Salad

I love doing twists on salads. This one is packed full of protein and iron, and it all came about as I wanted to have a kale base. This was a meal prep for me — I made three salads and put them in tupperware to have for lunch at work throughout the week.

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You will need (serves 3):

  • 3-4 cups kale, chopped
  • 3 chicken breasts, grilled
  • 1/2c pomegranate seeds
  • 1 butternut squash, roasted
  • handful of raisins or dried cranberries
  • 3-4 tbsp feta, crumbled

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Grill your chicken. I added a little cumin, paprika and salt to mine and popped it on the grill for about 7 minutes top and bottom. If you’re doing it on a griddle, I’d say 5 minutes each side.

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Pop your butternut squash in the oven at 200C/400F. I flavoured mine with just a little chilli powder and salt, then drizzled with olive oil. Roast for half an hour.

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Once everything is prepared, massage your kale with a little olive oil. This helps make it a little less tough. Then add everything other than the chicken and feta cheese.

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If you’re making this as a meal prep, as I was, separate your salad into three containers. Then slice up each chicken breast and place it on top with a little bit of feta cheese.

Simple, colourful, delicious and nutritious! Yes, I was a little proud of myself. There may have a moment where I patted myself on the back.

As always, bilafiya (well wishes and wellbeing)

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