It's no secret that this week has been kicking my tail, though more so in a humorous way at this point. I couldn't even list out the amount of things that have gone wrong because it's almost been everything that I've been a part of or a hand in. I'm pushing past it though, and rocking it out now that it's the weekend.
Next week will be better because it just has to be.
Food has been my savior this week. There have been few disasters that I've had in the kitchen, with a flop of a recipe and a broken egg splat on my kitchen floor, but still nearly everything has come out tasting amazing. Even if it's not exactly what I had planned out on my menu.
This classic cobb salad is something that I planned. I think it's the only thing I planned that has managed to turn out the way it was supposed to. Then again, it would be pretty difficult to flub up a salad, right? I wouldn't put it past myself at this point though. Hah!
I've been getting this beautiful green leaf lettuce in my local produce box for the past couple of weeks now, so salad has been on my mind (as if you couldn't tell by the string of green on my feed.) One of my most favorite salads, and probably anyone's favorites, has got to be a classic cobb. I think that's because it's got a little bit of everything.
I've lightened this classic up by using my standard low sodium center cut bacon, roasted turkey, and my own homemade ranch. But, don't worry! You don't have to make your own ranch. There's plenty of wholesome ranch options out there if homemade isn't your jam.
When it comes to the eggs, I used my favorite; local and farm fresh. I love to support local and family owned companies when I can! Plus, farm fresh eggs just taste better, and have to be better for you too. I also used some reduced fat cheeses and plenty of avocado and tomato to boot.
Classic Cobb Salad
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 Prepared Salad • Calories: 357.3 • Fat: 19.7 g • Saturated Fat: 5.9 • Carb: 13.6 g • Fiber: 4.7 g • Protein: 23.4 g • Sugar: 5.9 g • Sodium: 816.2 mg
2 C. Lettuce Greens
1 Hard Boiled Egg, Sliced
1 Oz. Deli Turkey
1 Sliced Reduced Sodium Center Cut Bacon, Cooked & Crumbled
2 Tbsp. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 Tbsp. Bleu Cheese Crumbles
2 Campari Tomatoes, Sliced
1/2 Medium Avocado, Sliced
2 Tbsp. Reduced Fat Ranch or Homemade Ranch
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Plate your greens and top accordingly with the egg, bacon, cheese, tomato, avocado, and ranch of your choice.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy right away!