Nutrition Fact: Figs

health facts about figs

Health Benefit of Figs + Healthy Recipe

health facts about figs

Adding figs to this delicious Chicken, Fig, Cranberry & Goat Cheese Salad is a healthy and sweet way to enjoy lunch!


8oz goat cheese
1 lb cooked chicken breast, sliced

For the Dressing:
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

For the Salad:
8 cups mixed greens
1 tablespoon mint leaves, torn
1 tablespoon basil leaves, torn
8 fresh figs, halved
1/2 cup cranberries
1/4 cup salted almonds

Make the dressing. Whisk all of the ingredients together and set aside.
Assemble the salads. Divide evenly between 4 meal prep containers Then top each salad with goat cheese, chicken 4 fig halves, 1/4 cranberries and 1 tablespoon almonds. Put dressing in a container on the side.

About the Author

Sarah Kesseli
Sarah Kesseli is a Certified Eating Psychology & Intuitive Eating Counselor at She spent the first eight years of her career working in the fitness industry before making the jump into the food, ‘mood’ and nutrition side of the wellness world. Sarah also creates healthy and simple recipes on her website Ingredients Of A Fit Chick as well as for a few well-known, industry leading companies. In her free time, Sarah loves to attend yoga classes, hike, read and spend time at the beach.