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I’ve been making more and more efforts to eat healthy but that’s not always easy. I don’t always have time to cook after work or meal prep for a whole week on Sundays. Fortunately for me there are convenient and healthy alternatives with Coca-Cola™ & Jewel Osco! This past Sunday I was having friends over and didn’t have much time to cook, so I headed over to Jewel Osco and purchased their chicken meal deal with two sides. They have great Chicken Meal Deals everyday. You can learn more about them here. I chose Rotisserie Chicken with a 64 Oz. Unsweetened Gold Peak® Tea. My sides were bread and a caesar salad (which I ate on my ride home because I knew my friends would be late). There are so many recipe ideas you can make from these chicken meal deals. You can find more ideas here.
I wanted a light and refreshing meal so I set out to make my favorite summer salad; Chicken & Fruit Salad. If you’re following me on social media you may already know I have this deep love affair with blueberries & strawberries. I eat them year round, I incorporate them in everything and so of course they’re in this salad.
For this recipe there are 5 simple ingredients:
- Jewel Osco’s Rotisserie Chicken
- 4 Handfuls Baby Romaine
- 1/2 cup Blueberries
- 1/2 cup Strawberries
- Any shredded cheese (OPTIONAL)
I refrigerated the chicken to make it easier to cut. I then cut the chicken breast into small pieces. and sprinkle over the lettuce, add fruit and for a little something extra I add whatever cheese I have in the refrigerator. I don’t always eat cheese. This time around I found a hand shredded cheese in my refrigerator and lightly sprinkled over the top of this salad. This salad served 4 people. They devoured it! My friends loved the salad. I know you’re probably wondering about dressing. I normally either squeeze a lemon or use a homemade balsamic vinagrette. The juice from the fruit makes the salad have the right amount of juiciness. Another great addition would be mandarin oranges. You can always use the nectar as a dressing too!
I paired this salad with the delicious always refreshing Unsweetened Gold Peak Tea. In true Fenique form, I dropped some blueberries into the bottom of my tea. Adding fruit to my tea always makes me feel very summery. Gold Peak is my favorite tea and if you’ve never had it, I highly recommend it! I highly recommend the Gold Peak Green Tea as well. It’s light, refreshing, the right amount sweetness and just completely delicious! It’s very balanced and goes well with everything. We had a great meal and a great Sunday hanging out together. What I love most about this purchase is that I had some chicken left over to eat during the week so I didn’t even need to cook much else.