Strawberry Protein Salad Recipe & Giveaway with Whole Foods Market!

Whole30 Protein Salad with Strawberries and Tessemae's Balsamic dressingIf you follow me on instagram, you know that a #ProteinSalad is one of my favorite things to prepare for lunch or dinner!  It’s my go-to for a balanced, satisfying (and Whole30 compliant) meal.  Truth be told, I enjoy them often, Whole30 or not!  Bonus:  They can be created quickly with pre-prepped ingredients.  Food Freedom/Life After Whole30 is all about finding what works for you and this is a type of meal that’s included in my weekly rotation!  

Today, we’re partnering with Whole Foods Market to share a seasonal salad recipe and shopping tips.  And we are giving away a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card…enter at the end of the post!    

This Strawberry Spinach Chicken salad hits the spot with all the yummy salad fixings and is perfect for spring/summer!  It includes organic strawberries, which are on sale now at Whole Foods Market…2/$7!  You can make it individual size or as a large entree salad for a group, either way is wonderful.  Whole30 Protein Salad with Spinach and Strawberries You’ll find the recipe and a fantastic giveaway here!  And, head over to Whitness Nutrition to get Whitney’s Seasonal Shopping Tips, to save $ on your next grocery shopping trip.  Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a $100 Whole Foods Market Gift Card in our giveaway at the end of this post!

Whole30 Dallas Duo Tip:  Rotisserie Chicken is a huge timesaver!  Grab one next time you’re at Whole Foods Market and shred it when you get home for flavorful, ready to eat protein!  They have several varieties available, if you’re doing a Whole30 look for the Classic or Plain label…             

Strawberry Spinach Chicken Salad (Whole30 Friendly)
  1. Baby Spinach
  2. Strawberries (sliced)
  3. Mushrooms (sliced)
  4. Red Bell Pepper (diced)
  5. Pederson's Whole30 Approved Bacon (cut into strips and pre-cooked)
  6. Whole Foods Market Classic Rotisserie Chicken (shredded, served warm)
  7. Tessemae's Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Optional additions
  1. Chopped Pecans (topper)
  2. Balsamic Vinegar (to taste)
  1. This is a base recipe. You can make this salad as large as you'd like...for an individual serving or for a group. Adjust quantities as needed!
  2. 1. Add the baby spinach to a large bowl
  3. 2. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, and sliced strawberries
  4. 3. Toss with Tessemae's dressing to lightly coat
  5. 4. Add the shredded chicken (warm if it has been refrigerated)
  6. 5. Sprinkle with bacon and chopped pecans (you can toast them if you'd like!)
  7. 6. Enjoy!
  1. -When serving to a group I like to set everything together on a large platter and small bowls of pecans and bacon strips on the side. Have an extra bottle of dressing and balsamic vinegar available, so people can customize to their liking. It's a great meal to bring to your next get together!
  2. -I like to add more Balsamic Vinegar (not the dressing, just vinegar) once everything is combined. Brings out the strawberry flavor even more!
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Whole30 Protein Salad with Spinach, Rotisserie Chicken, and StrawberriesWe’re kicking off our Spring Whole30 Coaching session with a new local and virtual group today!  

Be sure to follow us on instagram for tips, hacks, and motivation, plus reintroduction (links to follow us are in the giveaway below).  We’ll be sharing plenty of Whole30/Food Freedom content!  While I will be coaching a group, I am not doing the Whole30 this time.  If anything I share is NOT Whole30, I will note it.  This will be a great time for me to share my “life after Whole30” with you!   

Please feel free to reach out with your feedback and questions!  Be on the lookout for opportunities to drop in on our events, to join us for a workout or a Whole30 friendly dining experience…

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!  xx-AndreaSaveSave




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  1. ellen beck wrote:

    https://www.instagram.com/tannawings/ (I follow you both) Thanks for this, it would be wonderful!

    Posted 4.9.18 Reply
    • Andrea wrote:

      Hi Ellen! Wonderful, thank you so much…we really appreciate your support! Have a great day 🙂

      Posted 4.9.18 Reply
  2. Christy Peeples DuBois wrote:

    I couldn’t sign up for Whitness Nutritions newsletter because there is a footer covering the subscribe box. Just a FYI.

    Posted 4.9.18 Reply
    • Andrea wrote:

      Thank you, Christy! I let her know so she was able to fix it 🙂

      Posted 4.9.18 Reply
  3. Whitney wrote:

    Hi Andrea. I’m here in Dallas too. Your blog really helped me when my husband and I did our whole 30. I am running the Boston Marathon on Monday, or I would have considered your group this time. I’d love to become a whole 30 coach at some point, but having only done one myself, I am no expert. Anyway, thanks for your blog and everything you do!!

    Posted 4.12.18 Reply
    • Andrea wrote:

      Hi Whitney! Thank you! I’m so happy to hear that! Best of luck to you on your Marathon…that’s amazing! We will be leading another Whole30 group in September and we do have drop in spots open for our community workouts this month and next, if you’re interested in joining us…we have some fun things planned! Take Care 🙂


      Posted 4.15.18 Reply
  4. Melinda Pollard wrote:

    This looks delicious!! 🙂

    Posted 4.12.18 Reply
    • Andrea wrote:

      Thank you! Definitely give it a try!

      Posted 4.15.18 Reply