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I’m addicted to fruit. I think it’s my soul mate. And in summer, I’m unstoppable. Don’t come between me and my fruit!
My refrigerator and fruit bowl are overflowing with almost more fruit than I can eat … almost. Peaches, nectarines, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, strawberries, plums, pineapple, bananas, oranges, lemons, grapes, figs, and more. I eat it plain, stir it into oatmeal, top a bowl of cereal with it, bake with it, and add it to savory dishes.
That’s right. Savory dishes totally benefit from a little natural sweetness from fruit. Hearty fruits like peaches, plums, and grapes are awesome for roasting. And just about every fruit can find a home in a salad.
When I stopped at Walmart to pick up Birds Eye Steamfresh® Protein Blends California Style (duh – you know I’m a Cali girl trapped in Michigan … for now!) and Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Fillets, I knew I was going to create one awesome salad with some fresh fruit.
I always have a bag of Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Fillets in my freezer. They are so convenient when I don’t have time or ideas for dinner. I can do endless things with them and have dinner on the table in just a few minutes, with only using the microwave!
They are all natural and made with all white meat. Even better, they are fully cooked with a fresh from the grill taste that I love. I’m not a fan of cooking raw chicken at home, so these are the perfect solution.
With one taste I also fell for Birds Eye Steamfresh® Protein Blends California Style. This vegetable and grain blend is hearty and filling. These Blends are so cool because they take the Birds Eye vegetables I love and make them a meal by adding protein.
It is also super flavorful and once again easy to prepare in the microwave. The lentils and peas were my favorite part, but it made me like broccoli because all the flavors blend seamlessly.
I jazzed up my Protein Blends with a quick vinaigrette with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, plus a little black pepper and a sprinkle of turmeric. Then I stirred in some diced onion and my star, the fresh blueberries. Finally, I topped it with the Chicken Breast Fillets.
A healthy, delicious, satisfying, quick, and easy dinner was on the table in no time. There will be a lot more dinners like this. Next time I think I’ll add peaches!