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This is an easy salad recipe with fruit: Blueberry-Brie Pecan Salad with Protein Puff Croutons. The protein puffs and candied pecans add so much crunch and flavor!

This is an easy salad recipe: Blueberry-Brie Pecan Salad with Protein Puff Croutons. The protein puffs and candied pecans add so much crunch and flavor!Oh hi, I’m just eating this Blueberry-Brie Pecan Salad by the bowlful. Every day. If you need a quick and easy side dish to throw together for Labor day (or any day), I’m soo HERE for you! This is the opposite of a boring salad.

FitJoy grain free pretzels with Himalayan sea salt

This particular salad is flavorful, sweet and seasonal to the point where you’ll find yourself even craving it in the middle of winter just like my Bacon and Apple Broccoli Salad – that’s a promise. I can’t believe I have taken this long to post it as it’s one of my most made salads. This particular version is kicked up a notch with FitJoy protein puffs added as “croutons”!

This is a healthy salad recipe: Blueberry-Brie Pecan Salad with Protein Puff Croutons. The protein puffs and candied pecans add so much crunch and flavor!

I’m so excited to have discovered FitJoy products! Their crunchy protein puffs are super addictive and I’ve been eating them like it’s my job. They come in  Honey Sriracha, White Cheddar, and Nacho Cheese flavors. They’re grain-free, keto-friendly/low carb, and high protein. I think next time I will try their protein puffs on top of this Mexican Fiesta Chicken Salad or my Avocado Chicken Salad.

FitJoy has a wonderful campaign I wanted to mention to you called “Joy Forward”. Their company believes strongly in giving back and their “Joy Forward” campaigns’s mission is to create more opportunites for kids in need to eat nutritiously, live an active lifestyle, and build a strong foundation for their future.

Guess what? A portion of proceeds from each FitJoy item you purchase helps to feed underprivileged kids in your community across the U.S. Delicious snacks and giving back – what’s not to love about that?

This is an easy healthy salad recipe with fruit: Blueberry-Brie Pecan Salad with Protein Puff Croutons. The protein puffs and candied pecans add so much crunch and flavor!

I have also been eating their Himalayan sea salt pretzels by the bagful. They have a unique taste (in a super good way) because they are the very first grain-free pretzel ever! In fact, all of FitJoy’s products are grain-free and gluten-free and do not have any artificial flavors or sweeteners.

Mr. Wishes’ favorite FitJoy snack has been the protein bars which come in full-size and fun-size (1/3 the size of the regular bars). The flavors are all very delicious but we have been especially loving the “Grandma’s lemon square” flavor. They also come in cookies and cream, chocolate peanut butter, and cookie dough brownie. They are super on point with their flavors – it’s honestly hard to choose a favorite!

FitJoy grain-free protein puffs imageWhen the weather is warm I get really into cold salads that can be made and enjoyed casually. Like, even if they are a bit trashed up (hello), they still last a day or so in the fridge and they aren’t overwhelmingly high-maintenance. You can even add meat to this salad to make it more of a filling meal!

Last summer, fall, and winter I had to be off dairy due to Eliza’s dairy and soy allergy and it was a huge struggle. I have never appreciated cheese more than I do now! This is why I needed to add brie cheese to this salad.

An easy, gluten-free salad recipe with fruit: Blueberry-Brie Pecan Salad with Protein Puff Croutons. The protein puffs and candied pecans add so much crunch and flavor!

My Blueberry-Brie Pecan Salad is great for lunch but fantastic for a cookout too! You may find yourself eating the leftovers straight out of the fridge, FYI. This is pretty much the base, super easy, serve-as-a-side salad in our house.

You will die when you taste this. Not really die, but die of happiness because it’s so good and the flavor combination combined with the crunchy protein puffs is where it’s at. It is a satisfying salad and filling enough to be your lunch or dinner dish.

FitJoy grain free pretzels, protein puffs, and protein bars.

Definitely try FitJoy’s products soon – you won’t be disappointed! Use my coupon code DISHES15 for 15% off.

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Blueberry-Brie Pecan Salad with Protein Puff Croutons
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 4
 
This is an easy salad recipe: Blueberry-Brie Pecan Salad with Protein Puff Croutons. The protein puffs and candied pecans add so much crunch and flavor!
Ingredients
  • 1 bag of arugula
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 5 ounces brie cheese, cut into small pieces
  • ⅓ cup candied pecans
  • FitJoy Protein Puffs (for croutons, flavor of choice)
  • Lemon, Honey & Thyme Vinaigrette {see recipe below}
Vinaigrette:
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
Instructions
Vinaigrette:
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Set aside until ready to use.
Salad: In a large salad bowl
  1. Add blueberries, brie and candied pecans to arugula and toss to combine.
  2. Sprinkle FitJoy protein puff croutons over top of bowl, toss salad mix with vinaigrette to taste until lightly dressed. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: Thank you to FitJoy for sponsoring this conversation. All opinions remain 100% my own, as always. Thank you for allowing me to share the brands and products I use regularly and love.

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