Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Roasted Red Peppers and Spinach Salad with Leftover Chicken and Flaxseeds

7 WWPP Posted by 9 years ago 4 Comments

Returning home after an all morning conference, I was craving a salad. Strange, right? Thankfully I had some leftover chicken breast and I just bought a jar roasted peppers. That was all the inspiration I needed! :)

As for the addition of Flax. I’ve been reading so much about how they are great additions to your diet. Like in 4 Ways to Feed Your Brain or 5 Foods to Try Now, Flax seem to be listed in more and more of these types of articles.

The thing about flaxseeds though, you have to ground them a bit to get their benefit. According to “…the nutrients in ground seeds are more easily absorbed. ”

However, they last longer whole. So I buy a bag of whole seeds and keep them in my freezer (they will go rancid otherwise) then throw them in my magic bullet or blender when I want to use them. It works for me. Roasted Red Peppers and Spinach Salad with Leftover Chicken and Flaxseeds

  • About 2 cups baby spinach leaves (2 big handfuls)
  • Half of a large roasted red pepper cut into strips (reserve some of the liquid)
  • about 1 tbsp your favorite light Italian dressing
  • 3 oz leftover cooked chicken breast
  • 1 oz shredded part skim mozzarella cheese (28g)
  • 1/2 tbsp whole flaxseeds (5g) pulsed in the blender
  • 1 tbsp bacon bits (5g)

Slice the red pepper. Take about a tbsp of the liquid in the pepper jar and combine it with the dressing. Toss the baby spinach leaves with the dressing/liquid picture and pile it on the a plate.

Top the spinach with the red pepper and chicken. Sprinkle the cheese, flaxseeds and bacon bits on top.

Enjoy! :)

Here are a few more shots. I wasn’t really happy with any of the pictures so I couldn’t decide on the best of the worst. I hate photographing salads!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Salad
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
300 12g 3g old: 6 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
2g 4g 6g 36g

See other recipes using: baby spinach, bacon bits, cheese, flax seeds

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    January 27, 2009

    Looks delicious. But I'd need red peppers and spinach to try it. Maybe next week ...


    January 27, 2009

    LOL I ALWAYS have spinach on hand. It's stock for me. As for the red peppers I picked up a little jar. They are so flavorful and light I want to try and keep them on hand.


    January 27, 2009

    looks yummy! I love spinach and chicken salad but this looks better with a few additions. I eat a lot of flax :) ........sometimes even by the spoon in a very hungry moment.....bit hard to swallow :) The pictures are great!

    Krista S.

    January 28, 2009

    Sounds like a very yummy salad! I like the picture in the lower left the best!