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Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato & Chickpea Salad + 25 Healthy Lunch Ideas

With 5 minutes, and7 ingredients, you, too, can be eating this healthy and delicious Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato and Chickpea Salad!

Craving healthy lunch ideas? I’ve got you covered with 25 nourishing & delicious recipes, including this quick and easy Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato and Chickpea Salad that will energize you all afternoon long!

Note: Thank you so much to the American Diabetes Association for shipping me a #MyHealthyLunch kit so I can share this delicious salad with all of you, and help spread the work about #HealthyLunchDay. I was not compensated to write this post, but I am thrilled to partner with other health organizations and healthy living bloggers to help spread the word that healthy is delicious! 

Today’s post is quick.

Because I know you’ve got work to do.

Just like me.

Which is why I’m sharing this delicious QUICK & EASY Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato, and Chickpea Salad courtesy of the American Diabetes Association’s #HealthyLunchDay campaign which aims to promote the importance of healthier lunch habits not only on November 17, but every day of the year!

Got 5 minutes to spare? Whip up this healthy and delicious Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato, and Chickpea Salad!

Before I share the recipe with you, here are some of my favorite healthy lunch ideas tips & tricks…

What should I bring for lunch? Tips for creating your own healthy lunch ideas…

  1. Think balance! Choose foods & ingredients that provide a balance of protein, fiber-packed complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats to help energize you all afternoon long.
  2. Portion size matters. Unless you have the opportunity to take an afternoon siesta, I find keeping portions to a modest size, also helps to keep your blood sugar balanced so you don’t come crashing down right after lunch.
  3. Embrace leftovers. Pair last night’s dinner with a side of raw veggies, a piece of fresh fruit, or a side of Greek yogurt, and you’re good to go.
  4. Keep it hot! Or, cold. If you pack your lunch to go, invest in a few food storage containers to keep your lunch at the optimum temperature. These are a few of my favorites:
Got 5 minutes to spare? Whip up this healthy and delicious Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato, and Chickpea Salad!

Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato and Chickpea Salad

Craving healthy lunch ideas? This Quick & Easy Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato, & Chickpea Salad, will keep you energized all afternoon long!
4.5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella balls drained and quartered
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 cup no-salt-added canned chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar or your favorite vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 12 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • Optional 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  • Combine mozzarella balls*, tomatoes, and chickpeas in a medium bowl. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, plus optional oregano if desired.
  • Divide spinach into 2 or 4 plates, top with mozzarella, tomato, and chickpea mixture.

Notes

Serving Size & Nutrition:ย Makes 2 entree size servings or 4 side dish servings. Nutrition information is for entree size.
Vegan Option: Omit the mozzarella cheese and top with 2 tablespoons pine nuts or other nuts or seeds.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 828mg | Potassium: 1415mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 16889IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 646mg | Iron: 8mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Entree, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Low FODMAP, Mediterranean, MIND Diet, Vegetarian
Keyword easy lunch, healthy lunch, spinach salad
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7 thoughts on “Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato & Chickpea Salad + 25 Healthy Lunch Ideas”

  1. Tasty salad idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ I admittedly wasn’t exact on amounts and basically went with what I had on hand. Less spinach, a full can of chickpeas, sunflower oil in place of olive oil, and switched out the balsamic for apple cider vinegar. Was a nice, light side salad to accompany a frittata.

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