Brittney Nicole’s Simple Lunch Recipe Is Hearty and Healthy

The Swim Search co-winner shared her go-to seasonal salad with SI Swimsuit.
Brittney Nicole

Brittney Nicole.

A co-winner of the 2023 Swim Search, Brittney Nicole is both a model and a fitness enthusiast who uses her platform to share healthy tips and tricks she’s learned along the way with her followers. And since it’s sometimes tricky to maintain healthy habits during the holiday season, Nicole recently offered up her tips for mindful eating, and shared her go-to harvest bowl recipe with SI Swimsuit.

“It is one of those recipes where you can be very creative with the ingredients, and you don’t have to stick to one thing,” she said of the hearty and flavorful combo.

Nicole, a 2024 SI Swimsuit rookie, was inspired to develop her own recipe after having something similar at Sweetgreen.

Brittney Nicole’s Harvest Bowl


  • Vinaigrette dressing of your choice (Nicole’s favorite is Briannas blush wine vinaigrette)
  • Kale, arugula or spring mix
  • Sweet potato or butternut squash
  • Chicken breast
  • Quinoa or wild rice
  • Pomegranate
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Goat cheese or feta cheese
  • Pecans or walnuts, finely chopped
  • Honeycrisp apple, finely chopped
  • Red onion, finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash and cut the sweet potato or butternut squash into cubes.
  3. Add the sweet potatoes or squash to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spray with a little oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 40 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes.
  4. Cook your wild rice or quinoa according to the package instructions.
  5. Season the chicken breast to your liking and roast at 450 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes, depending on the thickness.
  6. Assemble all the ingredients together in a bowl.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.