Chicken & Artichoke Bowl

What image comes to mind when you think of a salad? For many people that is iceberg lettuce with some watery tomatoes and a few cucumbers thrown in. Not a very appetizing image, is it? And this kind of salad is not satisfying or nutritious at all. No wonder, many people scrunch their nose when they hear the word salad. But let me tell you, those are the salads of the past. I want you to expand your definition of a salad and try something new.

Nowadays, my salads are dense with nutrients, delicious, crunchy, filling and super-creative. They give me energy to work hard during the day, and they leave me satisfied. The best part is that the number of ways you can put together these salads are endless. Here is one of my combos.

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Chicken & Artichoke Bowl
4 servings

1 head Romaine Hearts (chopped)
1-2 Cups Shredded Chicken (check out my easy recipe)
1 Cucumber (chopped)
1 Yellow Bell Pepper (chopped)
1 Cup Artichokes (drained)
1/2 cup Pitted Kalamata Olives
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 tbsps Apple Cider Vinegar
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
1/8 tsp Black Pepper

Divide the chopped romaine equally between serving bowls or plates. Top with equal amounts of chicken, cucumber, yellow bell pepper, artichokes and olives.

Add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and black pepper to a jar. Seal and shake well to combine.

Drizzle the dressing over top of the assembled salad bowls and serve immediately. Enjoy!

NOTES:
Vegan - Use white beans or chick peas instead of the chicken.
Prep Ahead - All ingredients can be chopped and prepared in advance. Assemble bowls when ready to eat.

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