Butternut Squash & Apple Salad

July 28, 2017

I’ve never been a huge fan of salads.  My type of salad is more like “would you like some lettuce with all those toppings?”  What can I say?  I like my salads dressed up nicely!  This Butternut Squash Salad has quickly become one of my favorites and is filled with so many vitamins & nutrients that it will leave you feeling full, healthy & refreshed!

Lettuce

  • Helps to improve bone health, reduces risk of diabetes, lowers high blood pressure, anti-inflammatory properties, improves metabolism & prevents growth of cancerous cells in the body

Chicken

  • Good source of protein, controls blood pressure, helpful in managing & reducing weight, plentiful in vitamin D, vitamin A, calcium, potassium, sodium & phosphorous

Bacon

  • Contains omega-3 fatty acids, thiamin, vitamin B12, zinc & selenium

Butternut Squash

  • Good source of vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid & manganese; good for lowering & preventing high blood pressure, preventing asthma, digestive health & boosting immune function

Apple

  • Extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids & dietary fiber; apple pectin also has a detoxifying quality & is used in many cleansing formulas

Olive Oil

  • Aids in weight loss, reduces heart problems, slows down the aging process, boosts metabolism & digestion, prevents breast cancer & gallstones & reduces LDL cholesterol levels

Apple Cider Vinegar 

  • Speeds up metabolism, helps cleanse digestive system, has HCl to help digestion of food

Butternut Squash & Apple Salad

Ingredients

  • Organic green leaf lettuce
  • 1 package free-range organic chicken breasts
  • 3 slices of bacon – crumbled
  • 1 medium-sized organic butternut squash – cubed
  • 1 medium-sized organic apple – cubed
  • Feta cheese crumbles (optional)
  • Handful of craisins (optional)
  • Olive oil & Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Himalayan Salt

Directions

  • Grill, cook or bake chicken until browned on the outside.
  • For squash: peel & cube squash. Arrange on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil & sprinkle with Himalayan salt & cinnamon. Roast on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour, rotating halfway through.
  • Arrange salad

Drizzle with olive oil & apple cider vinegar or your favourite dressing & dig in!

About the Author

Jessica Bystricky

Holistic Nutrition Holistic Health and Wellness

Denver

Just your average foodie helping people reach their health goals one day at a time.

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