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