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Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad

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This Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad is full of great protein and flavor making it perfect for lunch or dinner.

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This Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad is full of great protein and flavor making it perfect for lunch or dinner. Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Since summer, my husband and I have been really working hard at eating well and losing weight (using a Fitbit and tracking in My Fitness Pal). I can’t tell you how much easier and more motivating it is to accomplish this when you have a partner. Especially when your partner lives in your house and is your husband.

It’s one thing for me to make healthy choices just for myself…but when I know that my cooking and meal prep also helps my husband achieve his healthy living goals, well for some reason that pushes me a little more. I know he appreciates it too.

This Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad is full of great protein and flavor making it perfect for lunch or dinner. Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

This salad. This salad is a product of our healthy living partnership.

I have been in a major salad rut lately. It happens. Two trips to the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival, my baby’s first birthday celebration (will be sharing about it in my next post!), and a few too many pizza nights have happened lately too. Both my husband and I can say we have been feeling the effects of all those good times on our bodies. Just not feeling our best – a little sluggish and few extra pounds on the scale. I knew I had to get my salad makin’ self back to makin’ salads. For both of us!

We had this Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad for dinner the other night. If I am going to present my husband with a salad for dinner then it better be a good one, I’ve learned. It better have meat in it, for one, and it better taste so good he doesn’t realize he just ate a salad for dinner. You know what I mean?

This Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad is full of great protein and flavor making it perfect for lunch or dinner. Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

A couple of shortcuts like rotisserie chicken and store bought salad dressing (I’m picky about my dressing, so it had to be a good one – I used this one that I have been liking a lot lately) made this Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad a great weeknight dinner salad. If you don’t want to use rotisserie then here’s a great post on how to cook shredded chicken that I think you’ll find helpful. It restarted our healthy eating for the week and got us back on track. My daughter was a huge fan of this salad too, and my boys enjoyed it in a little more deconstructed/sandwich form.

I’m pretty much addicted to this salad and with pears and avocado on sale this past week, I think it’s safe to assume I will be making it again this week.

Have a great week!

This Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad is full of great protein and flavor making it perfect for lunch or dinner. Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Print Recipe

Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad

Yield: 1 salad

Ingredients:

Mixed Greens
Rotisserie Chicken, sliced or chopped
Avocado, sliced
Pear, sliced
Crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
Walnuts, chopped
Your favorite balsamic vinaigrette

Directions:

Assemble salad ingredients in a plate or bowl and drizzle with vinaigrette.

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More salads to get you out of a salad rut:

Mediterranean Chopped Tuna Salad

Broccoli Slaw Salad

Avocado-Tuna Spinach Salad

Shaved Fennel and Arugula Salad

Autumn Spinach Salad with Pecan Vinaigrette

Balsamic Chicken Dinner Salad | Foodie With Family

Southwest Chicken Salad with Homemade Southwest Dressing | Noble Pig

 

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14 Responses to “Chicken Pear and Avocado Salad”

  1. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite posted October 27, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I recently started using a fitbit and my fitness pal. I love both programs and this would be the perfect salad to make for a healthy meal.

  2. Maria posted October 27, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Great fall salad!

  3. Nutmeg Nanny posted October 27, 2014 at 9:49 am

    LOVE the look of this salad. So delicious for fall and I love the use of pears…yum!

  4. Erica posted October 27, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I love love fruit in salads. And avocado always wins 🙂 Glad you guys are doing it together!!!

  5. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted October 27, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I want this in my life!! Your avocado looks perfect too!

  6. Gaby posted October 27, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    This looks like one great salad!

  7. Megan {Country Cleaver} posted October 27, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I have to get back into MFP account and get tracking – I’ve been slacking! But I know this salad would help me keep on track, too! ESP before the holidays! Lovely!

  8. Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainer posted October 28, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Pizza always “gets” me, too. We always keep rotisserie chicken on hand .. it’s so yummy. Love the pear combo, Aggie! Keep going, girl!

  9. Annalise @ Completely Delicious posted October 28, 2014 at 11:54 am

    This looks like a perfect fall salad, Aggie!

  10. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen posted October 28, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I’d be happy to eat salads like this pretty much any night, any time and I’m with your husband. I like a little protein, especially if it’s dinner. I’ve seen those Marzetti dressings at the store but haven’t tried them yet. I think I’ll have to give it a go. Lovely dinner idea!

  11. Kırmadan Su Kaçağı Tespiti posted November 21, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I’m pretty much addicted to this salad and with pears and avocado on sale this past week, I think it’s safe to assume I will be making it again this week.

  12. Caroline posted November 15, 2015 at 9:14 am

    This salad looks so yummy! I love pears! I love my FitBit too…it motivates me on days when I just don’t feel like working out.  

  13. Cathy @ Noble Pig posted April 24, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I absolutely love this salad…especially the pears!

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