Buffalo Chicken Salad & Other Salad Upgrades

Switch up your favorite greens with combos that add flavor and crunch.  Today we are featuring Buffalo Chicken Salad with listed ingredients. Two other salad alternatives are Roasted Chickpea Salad and Crunchy Peanut and Tofu or Chicken Salad.  Any one of them would be great!

Recipes by Caitlyn Diimig, RD

Author: Michelle Hanson

Michelle Hanson, MA, RD, LD is Fresh & Natural Food’s Registered Dietitian. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics with a minor in Community Health from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is a registered dietitian and current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Michelle has been a nutrition consultant for numerous years as well as a nutrition research director at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Michelle is passionate about food and nutrition and believes in helping people find simple, realistic ways to make healthy eating a part of their everyday lifestyle.
If you are interested in meeting Michelle or have questions for her, you can email her at: michelle@fnfoods.com. She will look forward to meeting you!



Layer the ingredients in the following sequence:

  1. Buffalo Chicken Salad: tossed mixed greens, chicken slices, sliced celery, blue cheese crumbles and top with buffalo sauce and ranch dressing.
  2. Roasted Chickpea Salad: tossed mixed greens, roasted chickpeas, halved cherry or grape tomatoes, chopped cucumber, toasted sunflower seeds, and topped with vinaigrette dressing.
  3. Crunchy Peanut and Tofu (or Chicken) Salad: tossed mixed greens, shredded cabbage and carrots, sliced red bell pepper, topped with thai peanut sauce and chopped roasted peanuts.

Have fun mixing up ingredients and enjoying every bite!

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