Fast Day (FD) Avocado Blue Cheese Side Salad

Find out why Fast Days (FD) don’t have to be boring, even when eating FD Side Salads like Avocado Blue Cheese Side Salad or its variation, the FD Avocado Feta Side Salad. Join Susie T. to see what’s cooking in the Fast Days Healing Days Kitchen.

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Fast Days (FD) Avocado Feta Side Salad is a variation of the FD Avocado Blue Cheese Side Salad and works with any protein!

Side salads are a staple on Fast Days. They provided the much-needed, chew-factor in exchange for very few calories! Some side salads have as little as 50 calories! Some, like this tarted-up Fast Day (FD) Blue Cheese Avocado Side Salad have a few more calories due to the addition of blue cheese, a high-fat, aged, and flavorful cheese, and the mighty avocado.

Easily morph this side salad into a lite meal, with the addition of another cup or two of salad greens and a couple of ounces of boneless, skinless, rotisserie chicken breast or grilled chicken breast.

Often it’s the salad dressings and cheesy, bacony extras that pack on calories. Some salads—fully loaded—have more calories than a full meal with 3 sides. I’m not joking! The good news is that we’ve come up with more than a few delicious near-zero Fast Day (FD) Salad Dressings such as our FD Dijon Vinaigrette that contains only 5 calories per boldly-flavored tablespoon.

We hope you’ll give this side salad and near-zero salad dressing a try. Be sure and leave us a comment to tell us how you liked it and don’t forget to share our recipes with your friends!

 

Fast Day (FD) Avocado Blue Cheese Side Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 Serving

Serving Size: 1 Salad

Calories per serving: 114

Fast Day (FD) Avocado Blue Cheese Side Salad

Fast Days Avocado Blue Cheese Side Salad is the perfect size for a lite lunch or side salad! Just add a protein for a complete meal! Add an extra cup of romaine and a couple of ounces of a meat to make a perfect, lite meal.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups organic romaine hearts, chopped
1 cup organic baby spinach
1 ounce grape tomatoes (about 4-5 tomatoes), halved or sliced
1/4 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
2 ounces avocado (about 2 ounces)
1/2 ounce blue cheese, crumbled (about 1/8 cup)
2 tablespoons FD Dijon Vinaigrette
Variations (Optional)
1 ounce Reduced Fat Feta, replace blue cheese and add feta to ingredients
2 ounces Boneless, Skinless, Roasted, Grilled, Broiled or Rotisserie Chicken Breast (Cooked), add to any salad variation
1 cup additional romaine hearts, chopped
1 cup additional organic baby spinach

Instructions

    Combine all ingredients and toss with your favorite zero calorie or near-zero calorie vinaigrette or Italian salad dressing.

Notes

This is a delicious and refreshing salad. The tang of the homemade, garlic-vinaigrette can't be beat. If you need to save time, try making several days of salad up in advance (minus the dressing), then store them in a vacuum-sealed glass jar or a zip top bag that you suck all the air out of—it will keep for about 5 days! You can also use pre-washed and chopped salad in a real emergency, but it doesn’t taste as fresh as homemade!

Serving Ideas Serve as a side salad with your favorite entrée or enjoy as a light lunch salad with your choice of proteins.

Nutritional Information

Salad Only (Without Cheese or Chicken): 114 Calories; 8g Fat (58.3% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 7g Net Carbohydrate

Salad and Dijon Vinaigrette Only (Without Cheese or Chicken): 124 Calories; 9g Fat (58.0% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 7g Net Carbohydrate

With Blue Cheese: 174 Calories; 13g Fat (62.0% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 11mg Cholesterol; 8g Net Carbohydrate

With Reduced Fat Feta: 185 Calories; 13g Fat (58.6% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 10mg Cholesterol; 7g Net Carbohydrate

Add 2 ounces Boneless, Skinless, Grilled, Roasted, Broiled or Rotisserie Chicken (Cooked): 93 Calories; 2g Fat (20.2% calories from fat); 18g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 49mg Cholesterol; 0g Net Carbohydrate

Add 1 cup Additional Romaine: 10 Calories; trace Fat (22.0% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 1g Net Carbohydrate

Add 1 cup Additional Organic Baby Spinach: 5 Calories; 0g Fat (0.0% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 0g Net Carbohydrate

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Author: Susie T. Gibbs

SusieT is passionately committed to seeking studies and research detailing the most effective strategies for killing inflammation, boosting health, increasing energy and expanding longevity through nutrition. Seeking health through ancestral principles and making darn good food while traveling along life’s path to better health occupies a key place in her personal food philosophy. SusieT develops recipes and writes about cooking, food, health and nutrition news. Find her latest work in CarbSmart Magazine, a digital magazine from the leaders in low carbohydrate information. A two-year survivor from late stage, hormone-positive breast cancer, SusieT encourages everyone to meet their kitchen and begin a love affair with life and cooking good, clean, nourishing meals. The life you save could be your own. Email SusieT with questions and suggestions for new 5:2 and 4:3 ADF/EOD recipes.

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