Monday, March 26, 2012

BLT Salad

It's Monday and after a weekend of indulgence it's time to get back on track.  It's also a hot one so a salad is a perfect meal for tonight.  Everyone loves BLT's here so I decided to make it in salad form.  This is super easy and refreshing.  Plus it is figure friendly which is always a plus!

This is something my grandma would make on a hot summer day.  I have made it a bit healthier by using turkey bacon and subbing greek yogurt for half the mayonnaise.  Other than that it is pretty true to how she would make this :)



BLT Salad
1/2 package of Turkey Bacon, diced
1 bunch of Romaine, chopped washed and dried
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1 Large Tomato, diced and seeded
1 cup Croutons
1/4 cup Green Onion, diced
1 cup Shredded Cheese

  • Take the diced bits of bacon and place them in a large skillet on medium heat and cook until crispy, about 10 minutes
  • Drain bacon on a paper towel and cool
  • In a small bowl combine yogurt, garlic powder, black pepper, and onion powder blend until smooth and then set in the refrigerator to keep chilled
  • In a large bowl combine lettuce, tomatoes, green onion, shredded cheese, and croutons
  • Toss well to combine, serve, and top with dressing
See that is super easy and delicious!  My family ate the entire thing so no leftovers :(  But it is always a good feeling when everyone likes something I make for dinner.  It seems there is always someone who doesn't like some part of dinner, but tonight not one single complaint :)  Now check out the nutritional value!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 245 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
261
Calories from Fat
136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.1g
23%
Saturated Fat
5.6g
28%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
533mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
15.4g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
5.0g
Protein
16.1g
Vitamin A 132%Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 22%Iron 9%
Nutrition Grade B
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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4 comments:

  1. YUMMY ! Looks good ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

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    1. Thank you :) I hope you have a good day as well!

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  2. This looks so delish and healthy! I love greek yogurt so this is definitely going on my to do list!

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    1. I love greek yogurt too! I am starting to swap it for lots of things (sour cream, mayo, cream cheese, etc). There are so many health benefits of greek yogurt and no one has missed the higher fat, lower nutrition options yet :)Not sure if you have seen the Chobani Conversion Chart, but here is the link Chobani Conversion Chart

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