Low-Fat Chicken Caesar Salad

Do I even have to describe this one? It’s on every restaurant menu everywhere and it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy it! But it’s always loaded with fat! Well I am here to tell you, caesar salad doesn’t have to be. And yes it still has that same wonderful flavour we all know and love….

Croutons(You can skip this step and use pre-made ones but these are probably healthier!):

Ingredients:

-1/2 piece of rye, ezekiel bread or whole wheat bread cut into bite size cubes

-cooking spray

-1/2 tsp basil

-1/2 tsp oregeno

-1/2 tsp rosemary

-dash of salt & pepper to your liking

-1 clove of minced garlic

Directions: Spray a pan with cooking spray and heat garlic on medium-low heat. In a bowl, add the bread and spray with cooking oil, add spices and stir with hands to combine. (Add a little more cooking oil if necessary). Place the coated bread cubes in the pan and let them cook for a couple of minutes until toasted on one side, flip and toast on the other side until crispy. Turn the pan off and let the toasted bread sit while the pan cools off so they get extra crispy!

Dressing:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsps fat-free mayo
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/8 tsp worchestire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste(I added more pepper than salt)
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice (or more to taste! I added some extra to the salad at the end as well)

Directions: Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

Salad:

  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 a piece of fat-free turkey bacon cut into small bits and cooked in the microwave(follow package directions)
  • 1/4 cup sliced or chopped plain chicken/chicken breast with a little salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp parmesan cheese
  • croutons

Directions: Place the lettuce in a medium size bowl, add the turkey bacon bits, croutons & the dressing you previously made. Toss until well covered in dressing. Top with your chicken(I serve my chicken hot on top because I like the contrast of hot and cold but feel free to serve cold!), parmesan and additional pepper and lemon juice if desired. Eat up! 🙂

Nutrition Facts: 13g carbs, 3g fat, 5g sugar, 16.5g protein

Serve with a side of my homemade low-carb whole-wheat breadsticks! 

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