These healthy and low-calorie salads are piled high with all of the favorites: cheese, nuts, veggies, protein, fruit, and
of course, dressing.
Shrimp Caesar Salad
Traditional Caesar salads can run as high as 900 calories per serving but this lightened version has just 300 calories and
is loaded with the classic Caesar ingredients like creamy dressing, croutons, and Parmesan cheese.
Flank steak is a lean cut of beef that cooks quickly on the grill or in the oven. Marinating it in bold-flavored ingredients
like fish sauce, chile paste with garlic, and fresh lime juice allows it to absorb all of the flavors without adding many
calories to the dish.
Low-calorie ingredients like broth, vinegar and soy sauce double as a flavorful marinade for the chicken and a tangy dressing
for the salad. Add a squeeze of lime before serving for an extra burst of flavor.
Toss together the flavors of the Caribbean to make a heart healthy salad featuring monounsaturated fat from the avocado and
olive oil, omega-3's from the scallops, and vitamin C from the pineapple and mango chutney.
Cooking the shrimp in just 1 teaspoon of bacon drippings helps to transfer the bacon flavor to the shrimp without adding many
calories or fat grams. Plain yogurt mixed with balsamic vinegar and a small amount of olive oil tops the salad for creamy
Traditional green goddess dressing uses full-fat mayonnaise and sour cream to achieve a creamy texture. This lightened version
uses fat-free yogurt and reduced-fat mayonnaise for a similar texture then brightens the flavor with fresh herbs like parsley,
chives, and tarragon.