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*NEW* When someone says low carb salads, you probably picture sad looking lettuce with no dressing. No way, friends! Salad recipes have changed with the times! #lowcarbsalads #ketosalads

Build Your Own Low Carb Salad

Calories

Ingredients

STEP 1: Leafy Greens (select 1 or use a combo):

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Spring Mix
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Mixed Greens
  • Arugula

STEP 2: Veggies (use a combo):

  • Onions sliced
  • Bell Peppers sliced
  • Mushrooms sliced
  • Celery sliced
  • Cucumber sliced
  • Asparagus

STEP 3: Fruit (optional and higher in carbs)

  • Avocado sliced
  • Strawberries sliced
  • Raspberries

STEP 6: Protein

  • Chicken Breast cooked + chopped
  • Salmon cooked + chopped
  • Bacon cooked + crumbled
  • Low Carb Cheese such as shredded cheddar, mozzarella, jack, goat, feta, cotija.
  • Eggs hard boiled

STEP 5: Extras (optional and higher in carbs, use a combo)

  • Low Carb Nuts chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Black Olives pitted
  • Fresh Herbs chopped

STEP 6: Dressing (read labels carefully, or follow one of my salad dressing recipes above)

    Instructions

    • Cook, slice, and chop salad ingredients to your liking.
    • Place all ingredients in a large bowl, and use tongs to toss.
    • Divide the salad among serving plates and enjoy!

    Notes

    • Avocados. Go for haas! They’re higher in fat, creamier and WAY more delicious than regular (sorry Florida ?).
    • Nutritional information will vary depending on the veggies, meat, dressing, etc. you select. For more specific nutritional information on your unique salad recipe, I suggest using a nutritional calculator such as My Fitness Pal. You can also check out my guide to low carb vegetables, fruit, nuts, and cheese.

    Nutrition

    Net Carbs: 0g

    Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com