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Caprese Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Chicken breasts are tossed in a basil pesto marinade, then grilled to perfection and topped with grilled tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese in this easy, healthy & totally delicious grilled chicken sandwich recipe!

Pair it with a glass of Grilled Strawberry Lemonade and finish the meal with Grilled Berry S’Mores for a seriously scrumptious meal on the grill!

Grilled chicken sandwich with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on white plate

Chicken is one of my favorite things to toss on the grill! From chicken skewers, like these popular Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers, to meatballs, like these Caribbean Jerk Chicken Meatballs. There’s also the option of marinating chicken breasts and tossing them right on the grill, which is what I did in this recipe!

The marinade for this recipe is basil pesto. It’s easy to make my homemade version or just pick up a jar at the store. If you’re buying store-bought, I highly recommend looking in the refrigerator near the deli section of the grocery store.

You can usually find fresh, refrigerated pesto in this section that’s much better than the stuff in jars near the pasta sauce. Some grocery stores even make their own pesto fresh daily!

After tossing the chicken in the pesto, simply grill it up, then top it with grilled tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. Place it on a bun with more pesto and fresh basil leaves and you’ve got a seriously delicious grilled chicken sandwich in just about 30 minutes!

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Grilled Cajun Chicken with Bell Pepper Cajun Slaw

This recipe features the best cajun chicken marinade ever, that just so happens to also be dairy free, gluten free and Whole30! Grill the chicken up and serve it with Bell Pepper Cajun Slaw for a healthy, complete meal.

This recipe features the best cajun chicken marinade ever, that just so happens to also be dairy free, gluten free and Whole30! Grill the chicken up and serve it with Bell Pepper Cajun Slaw for a healthy, complete meal.

We’re coming up on the end of “Whole30 March” and I’m so excited to end the month with a couple new favorites. This Grilled Cajun Chicken recipe being one of them!

I’m being totally serious when I tell you that this is the worlds best Cajun chicken marinade! Whether you’re looking for a healthy Whole30 recipe or not, you’re going to want to make this recipe!

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Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

I simply can’t get enough of the current “bowl trend”! For me, it’s a fun and delicious way to eat healthier without just eating a salad every day!

But of course, I do have to admit that this recipe was inspired by A SALAD (ironic, I know!) at one of my favorite San Diego restaurants, Coffee Cup. Their Chino Citrus Salad is a combination of mixed greens topped with orange slices, carrots, bean sprouts, cilantro, grilled chicken and their delicious homemade dressing.

After eating it for lunch last week, I decided to come home and recreate the salad as a bowl!

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Greek Chicken Zoodle Bowls

Marinated & grilled Greek Chicken is served on a bowl of zucchini noodles, topped with cucumber tomato salsa for a healthy, gluten free meal made in under 30 minutes!

Marinated & grilled Greek Chicken is served on a bowl of zucchini noodles, topped with cucumber tomato salsa for a healthy, gluten free meal made in under 30 minutes!

Oh hey everyone, happy Thursday!

I’m so excited to share this recipe today because it combines two WhitneyBond.com recipe favs, Greek Tacos and Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls!

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Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta Chicken

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta tops balsamic grilled chicken in this delicious grilled bruschetta chicken recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

For the last two years, this Butternut Squash & Apple Bruschetta Recipe has been one of the most popular on the blog.

It’s easy to make, so flavorful and also one of my favorite recipes ever!

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Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls

Fresh, light and healthy, these Bruschetta Chicken Zoodle Bowls are perfect for easy meal prep. And great for those on a gluten free or low carb diet. The balsamic marinated grilled chicken is served over zucchini noodles with fresh tomato bruschetta on top, for a seriously flavorful meal!

With over 6 MILLION views on Facebook and 130,000 shares on Pinterest, the people have spoken, these Bruschetta Chicken Zoodle Bowls are a hit! And If you love these zoodle bowls, you’re also going to love these popular recipes for Thai Peanut Buddha Bowls and Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls!

Tomato bruschetta on top of sliced grilled chicken breast in bowl with zucchini noodles

Bowls in the food world are the equivalent to Game Of Thrones in the TV world, SO HOT RIGHT NOW! If you google “Bowl Trend In Food” you’ll find dozens of articles about how “Bowls Are The New Plates”. Yes, that’s actually the title of an article from The Wall Street Journal!

This is one food trend that I’m not upset about at all! You can pack a lot of healthy ingredients into a bowl, while also adding a ton of flavor to make it super tasty!

A few weeks ago I hopped on the trend with a delicious recipe for Thai Peanut Pineapple Veggie Rice Bowls. Although technically I was ahead of the trend with my Gluten Free Kung Pao Beef & Noodle Bowl that I introduced in 2013!

Today I’m sharing a new chicken recipe that incorporates one of my favorite cooking methods, grilling, into the trendy new bowl phenomenon! Bruschetta plus chicken, equals a match made in heaven! Combine the two on top of fresh, healthy zucchini noodles and you’ve got one winning bowl recipe!

The olive oil, balsamic vinegar and tomato juice from the bruschetta act as a dressing on the zucchini noodles. And the pieces of tomato add a burst of freshness and flavor to every bite!

If you have time in the morning, toss the chicken in the marinade. (Don’t worry, it will take less than 5 minutes!) In the evening, toss the chicken on the grill and mix up the bruschetta. Spiralize some zucchini and scrumptious grilled chicken zoodle bowls await you!

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12 Easy Chicken Breast Recipes

These 12 chicken breast recipes are easy to prepare in 30 minutes or less, making them perfect for weeknight dinners in a rush!

12 Easy Chicken Breast Recipes

Looking for new chicken breast recipes to switch up your weekly menu? You’ve come to the right place! These 12 chicken breast recipes are all easy to prepare and made in 30 minutes or less, making them perfect for weeknight dinners in a rush!

With everything from burgers to skewers, and Chinese to Mexican, as well as many gluten free options, this list will add tons of variety to your chicken recipe repertoire!

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Chili Lime Chicken Taco Lettuce Cups

Grilled chili lime chicken is tossed with avocado & peppers in this healthy, gluten free spin on chicken tacos, served in lettuce cups instead of tortillas!

Chili Lime Chicken Taco Lettuce Cups

It’s been 6 weeks since I started going to the gym on a daily basis (sometimes even two-a-days!) I’m just wondering why I don’t have JLo’s abs yet? Um, what’s up? Maybe it has something to do with my obsession with tacos, cheese and delicious craft beers during football games! 😉

Let’s be honest, I work out, so that I can continue to enjoy these delicious treats of life and keep a somewhat JLo-esque figure!

While I’m not willing to give up my favorite foods, such as tacos, I am willing to make them a little healthier, and that’s where I came up with this idea for chicken tacos in lettuce wraps.

All of the delicious taco filling without the extra carbs from the tortilla!

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Roasted Jalapeño Honey Chicken Skewers

Roasted Jalapeño Honey Chicken Skewers combine sweet and spicy in a simple, gluten free recipe, made in just 30 minutes on the grill!

Roasted Jalapeño Honey Chicken Skewers

Now that summer is in full swing and grilling season is well under way, it’s time to introduce you to my latest grilled skewer creation, the Roasted Jalapeño Honey Chicken Skewer!

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Asian Chicken Sliders

Asian chicken sliders are a healthy, fun twist on traditional sliders with flavors of ginger, lemongrass and garlic, topped with bell pepper pineapple slaw.

Asian Chicken Sliders

Today’s post is sponsored by Litehouse.

I’m so excited to introduce you to a new slider recipe, as well as a new WhitneyBond.com partner!

I’m sure that many of you are familiar with Litehouse products already, but for those of you who aren’t, I’m happy to fill you in on all of the goodness they have to offer!

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Key Lime Grilled Chicken Taco Skewers

Key Lime Grilled Chicken Taco Skewers are a quick & easy recipe that’s low carb & gluten free. Serve them in tortillas for tacos, over rice or on a salad!

Key Lime Grilled Chicken Taco Skewers

Last week my friend Carla brought me a giant bag of key limes from the tree at her house. Giant bag of key limes, what oh what would I do with all of these little gems!

Obviously my first thought was key lime pie, cheesecake or ice cream, but I wanted to do something different than dessert. That’s when I got thinking about one of the most popular recipes on the blog, Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers.

I decided to do a twist on that recipe with the key limes and my delicious homemade taco seasoning.

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Cranberry Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Grilled Cranberry Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken is a quick and simple weeknight meal that is filled with flavor, gluten free and healthy!

Cranberry Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

There’s basically nothing I love more than grilling.  When I was notified that I must remove the grill from my balcony last year by my buildings HOA I almost cried. (Actually I might have cried… a little!)

I may or may not have snuck it back out there for the last 6 months, but luckily if that ever happens again I’m covered! I am now the proud owner of an indoor T-fal OptiGrill!

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Strawberry Ricotta Salad

This Strawberry Ricotta Salad combines spinach, fresh fruit, pecans & ricotta cheese with homemade lemon vinaigrette for the perfect summer salad recipe!

Grilled Chicken Strawberry Summer Salad

This salad is the first of 3 new low-sodium recipes I’ll be adding to the blog in the next 24 hours!

Grilled Chicken Spinach Strawberry Ricotta Salad

Why the surge of new low sodium dishes you ask? Because I’ve been asked to host a low sodium cooking segment on San Diego 6 News tomorrow morning!

This will be my first live cooking segment and I could not be more excited!  If you’re in San Diego, tune in at 8:20 AM.  If you’re elsewhere in the world, look for a link to the video on my Facebook page tomorrow afternoon!

You can also follow me on Instagram and Twitter for live updates leading up to the segment tomorrow morning!

Now on to this delicious salad recipe!

Strawberry Spinach Salad

In addition to being low sodium, the news station asked that the dishes I prepare be easy to make, consist of only a few ingredients and require no cooking.

My mind immediately went to a fresh, summer salad!

Strawberry Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Most of the sodium in a salad comes from the cheese and the salad dressing. The first step in creating a salad low in sodium is making your own salad dressing.

The dressing I created for this recipe contains only 5 mg of sodium per cup.  Compare that to a light Italian dressing purchased in the bottle which is 380 mg for 2 tablespoons and you’re saving some serious sodium intake!

Ricotta cheese, as well as mozzarella cheese are the lowest in sodium of all cheeses, so I sprinkled that on top to give the salad a little creaminess.

The entire salad contains only 140 mg of sodium, making it a delicious low sodium choice for a scrumptious lunch or fantastic side dish at summer BBQ’s!

Strawberry Ricotta Salad Ingredients

Strawberry Ricotta Salad Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/4 cup strawberries (stems removed and sliced)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese (crumbled)

Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Ingredients

Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lemon (zested and juiced)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Whisk the balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, zest, and black pepper together. Add the olive oil while whisking well to combine.

Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Add the spinach to a large bowl, then add the strawberries, blueberries and pecans. Top with the crumbled ricotta cheese.

Spinach Strawberry Ricotta Salad

Serve with 1/4 cup of the salad dressing and reserve the rest.  This salad dressing will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Spinach Strawberry Ricotta Salad

I decided to add a little protein with a sliced piece of Lemon Rosemary Basil Grilled Chicken.

Grilled Chicken Strawberry Ricotta Spinach Salad

Leave out the steak seasoning in my recipe for Lemon Grilled Chicken and one chicken breast only adds 70 mg of sodium to the salad, keeping it at approximately 200 mg of sodium total.

The recommended intake of sodium is around 2,000 mg per day, but can vary based on age, gender, height and weight.

Grilled Chicken Strawberry Ricotta Salad

Leave off the cheese and this recipe is also paleo!

Grilled Chicken Strawberry Blueberry Summer Salad

Spinach Strawberry Ricotta Salad
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Strawberry Ricotta Salad

This Strawberry Ricotta Salad combines spinach, fresh fruit, pecans & ricotta cheese with homemade lemon vinaigrette for the perfect summer salad recipe!

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 salad
Calories 1447 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/4 cup strawberries stems removed and sliced
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese crumbled

Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Whisk the balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, zest, and black pepper together.

  2. Add the olive oil while whisking well to combine.

  3. Add the spinach to a large bowl, then add the strawberries, blueberries and pecans.
  4. Top with the crumbled ricotta cheese.
  5. Serve with 1/4 cup of the salad dressing and reserve the rest.