Summer is the time for quick meals that are a little on the lighter side, and meant to be enjoyed outside on the back deck. This Strawberry Chicken Salad with Pecans, Feta, and Toasted Farro ticks all those boxes, and then some!
I am SO HAPPY it’s summer, and love everything that comes with it. Floating in my kids little pool on a hot day (because I have no shame), spending hours doing nothing but reading books on our backyard daybed. Drinking a
lot teeny bit more wine because it just goes so good with everything (rosé all day, am I right!). Ok, that’s a lie. It’s because I have three kids home with me 24/7 now that school’s out. That’s why the wine intake has increased (relax, it’s only at night once they’re in bed, sheesh).
It’s all about balance!
Did you notice what wasn’t mentioned in the last paragraph? Any form of exercise. I mean, technically I am WALKING to the backyard to lay down on the daybed. That’s a solid 25 steps from the kitchen (shit, it’s only 12 steps, I went and checked). My point is, to make up for the lack of any of the healthy habits I maintain September through June, I’m adding more light and healthy meals to our routine. Balance, it’s all about balance.
My strawberry chicken salad isn’t just a salad though, it is a MEAL. I’m tricky when it comes to salad. The plainer it is, the less I like it. If it only has lettuce and maybe a couple of tomatoes in it, I’m turning my nose up at it. Load it up with ALL THE THINGS though and I will go back for seconds, thirds, fourths… basically until the bowl is gone.…