I’m going to share something with you.
As much as I love food, sometimes I hate cooking. Don’t even get me started on the cleaning up afterwards.
Shortly after I started YUM eating I quickly realized how much of a mess I was going to be cleaning up – ALL the time. While I do get help sometimes, I don’t really get a lot of help with the photo set up, shooting, presentation and plating of food. When I have starving people staring at me, wondering when I am going to feed their mouths, I feel frantic and rushed. I still haven’t mastered the art of keeping some of the food out for later or for in the morning.
Mostly because we never have leftovers here.
I guess time management skills just aren’t on my side.
So, when it comes to creating healthy lunches for myself, I tend to just stick to easy salads like this one. I will grill up a few chicken breasts earlier in the week and keep them in a glass pyrex dish for safe keeping. I am lucky that my family prefers the dark meat, so I don’t get bothered too much.
My grilled colby jack chicken salad is just a bunch of mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, grilled chicken and slices of colby-jack cheese. I warmed the chicken up so it would make the cheese a bit melty.
I love cheese and I have been trying to cut back on it, so this salad was a real treat for me.
I highly suggest splurging for the mixed greens. Much better taste and more filling than iceberg lettuce.
Salad lovers, what’s your favorite flavor combination?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
That is my idea of a perfect lunch! I want one of these salads today actually!
MJ L. commenting for Mommyhastowork says
This looks delicious and very healthy and easy to make! Yum!
Mixed greens are my favorite too. Sometimes in the summer I am able to grow my own lettuce and I have a great variety! This year was too dry though.
Liz Mays says
Now this would be the perfect meal for me. I love chicken salads for lunch. This sounds awesome with that cheese.
Marina John says
This looks amazing! I think this may be just the recipe I need to get back to eating healthy again, lol.
Seattle Travel Blogger says
Colby Jack is one of my favorite kinds of cheese. This salad looks perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing. Yum!
We never have leftovers either, so this sounds like a perfect lunch option for me too! I can see my husband taking it to work with him as well!
I don’t eat salad, horrible right? I don’t like lettuce (again horrible lol, I get made fun of lots) but my kids? LOVE salads and request them often, this would be great!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I love having salads for lunch and sometime dinner. I enjoy grilled salmon on greens. I use a balsamic vinaigrette dressing and feta cheese.
Kelly Hutchinson says
One of my favorite meals is a chicken salad. Adding the Colby Jack cheese sounds delicious.
I love a salad with chicken breast cut up in it. The flavor combination is so good!
Toni | BoulderLocavore says
This looks delish! I really like protein on lunchtime salads for sustained energy the rest of the day. I love this combo.
My friend’s daughter is only 2 but she says Colby Jack so crystal clear. It is fantastic so I don’t blame her. Got to try this salad in her honor.
Debbie Denny says
What a good healthy meal. Looks so tasty also.
I never think about sliced cheese on my salad! I love how you use the chicken to melt it, yum!
I like the cheese a bit melty too. This looks and sounds great.
Travel Blogger says
Colby Jack is one of my favorite types of cheese and who doesnt love a healthy salad?
Chasing Joy says
This is a quick and easy sald. You could also do it with Salmon.
maria s. says
My favorite flavor combo for salads is anything where sweet and salty is mixed. I had a great feta and watermelon salad which was amazing. I am going to make your salad for lunch this week.