• prep: 5 min
  • cook: 10 min
  • total: 15 min
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    Sunflower Chicken Salad – LOADED with juicy chicken, veggies galore, sunflower seeds, and a sunflower seed butter dressing!! EASY, healthy, ready in 15 minutes! A HEARTY and satisfying salad!!

    Ingredients

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into bite-sized pieces
    • 1 medium/large zucchini, diced into bite-sized pieces
    • 3 to 5 cloves garlic, minced or finely pressed
    • 2 to 3 cups broccoli (florets and stalks okay)
    • 1 heaping cup sugar snap peas
    • 2 to 3 green onions, sliced into thin rounds
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
    • about 3 cups kale
    • 1/2 cup craisins (diced Medjool dates or raisins may be substituted), optional
    • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (I use lightly salted)
    • 1/3 cup sunflower seed butter, well stirred and mixed
    • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey (use agave or maple syrup to keep vegan)
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
    • garlic, optional and to taste
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons water, only if necessary to thin it out a bit; it’s okay if dressing is on the thicker side

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 449 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 27 g 41.89%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 17.83%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 56 mg 18.83%
    • Sodium: 525 mg 21.87%
    • Calcium: 73 mg 7.26%
    • Potassium: 476 mg 13.61%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 15.61%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 26 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16.29%
    • Sugar: 17 g
    • Protein: 24 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 6.28%
    • Vitamin C 75.64%
    • Vitamin D 0.23%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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