Healthy Eating

Calorie-Bomb Salads Defused

Keep your greens good for you with these 4 fresh makeovers.
Calorie-Bomb Salads Defused
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Kitchen Sink “Lite” Cobb Salad
The bacon, meats and eggs in a typical
Cobb salad overwhelm the benefits of
the greens underneath. This version
adds nutrient-dense romaine to the
usual iceberg lettuce, swaps proteinrich
turkey bacon for the real deal
and ditches the egg yolks and creamy
dressing and, instead, uses hearthealthy
egg whites and olive oil.

2 ounces iceberg lettuce, chopped into ribbons
2 ounces romaine lettuce,
chopped into ribbons
2 ounces grilled free-range
chicken breast, diced
2 ounces cooked turkey bacon,
chopped into ribbons
2 ounces egg whites, diced
5 baby tomatoes, halved
1 ounce garbanzo beans, cooked
2 ounces carrots, julienned
¼ avocado, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
1½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1½ tablespoons olive oil

Combine all ingredients and toss with
balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Serve
Per serving: 456 calories, 27 g fat
(5 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol,
28 g protein, 26.5 g carbohydrates,
8.5 g fiber, 633 mg sodium