It’s difficult to be healthy during the winter months at times. My Winter Harvest Salad is so easy and delicious that it just got a little easier! Not only does it maximize on what is in season now, everything on it can be used in other recipes.
Acorn squash is low in calories and high in nutrients, especially vitamin C. We need more of that to fend of viruses! Pomegranate seeds are also rich in vitamin C but also in folate, B6, and potassium. Quinoa is mineral rich and a great source of protein. Pumpkin seeds are one of the best sources of magnesium which is known for reducing anxiety and being a sleep aid. Then you have chicken and goat cheese to help fill you up. All on a bed of baby greens which taste fantastic this time of year.
You can enjoy this salad warm or cold, it’s up to you. It’s great both ways!
Perfect for Meal Prep
One of my favorite things about this is that I used mostly leftovers. Rotisserie chickens are my favorite proteins to keep on hand at all times because they can be used in so many different ways. I like to precook my veggies and, if I do them, grains before the week begins that way I can have food ready quick. It REALLY helps and dinner is usually ready in less than 15 minutes when I do this. If you’d like to learn more about how to meal plan effectively check out my meal planning program.
Harvest Winter Salad Recipe
I only made this salad for one person and this is what I used: 2 handfuls power greens blend, 1/2 leftover roasted acorn squash cut into cubes, 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds. 1/2 cup leftover cooked rainbow quinoa, 1 chicken breast from a rotisserie chicken, 2 tbsp raw pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds), and 2 tbsp crumbled goat cheese. I then topped it with my homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Amazingness on a plate.
Winter Harvest Salad
- 2 handful power blend greens
- 1/2 cooked acorn squash, cubed
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1/2 cup cooked rainbow quinoa
- 1 rotisserie chicken breast, cubed
- 2 tbsp pepitas
- 2 tbsp crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese
- 2 tbsp salad dressing of choice
- Put all ingredients on a plate or in a bowl and top with salad dressing.