Keto Power Salad with Greens, Protein and Healthy Fats; A nutritious salad packed with all you need for a delicious, healthy Keto meal!
A salad is an easy to put together meal for any way of eating. The Keto Power Salad with Greens, Protein and Healthy Fats is perfect for the Keto or Low Carb diet!
I have eaten this salad several times this week and it is delicious!
Pack it for lunch:
If you would like to pack it for lunch, try using a single pack of guacamole instead of avocado. Add that at the last minute. Also keep the oil and vinegar separate until serving and you will have a very fresh, delicious salad when you are ready to eat it.
Nutrition in Keto Power Salad Ingredients:
Here are all of the ingredients in Keto Power Salad with Greens, Protein and Healthy Fats. You can see why each is part of this healthy salad.
It will also give you an idea of the carb count and nutrition of each item. If you really don’t like something or don’t have it on hand while making your salad, you will know what you are missing if you leave it out.
Mixed greens provide a healthy dose of vitamins A, C, K folate and potassium and also some calcium and iron. HERE is a great article about spring mix greens from Very Well Fit. A typical container of mixed spring greens has only 1 net carb for 3 cups of greens. (3 carbs – 2 fiber = 1 net carb).
Chicken is a great, easy protein source for a salad! Use leftover rotisserie or grilled chicken or any you have on hand. Canned chicken is even totally fine. I have always preferred white meat so that is what I use. I get my healthy fats in my dressing and avocado and olives. If you enjoy dark meat, use thighs or leg meat.
Hard Boiled Eggs:
Eggs are truly a super food. They are one of the most nutritious foods, containing vitamins A, D, E, K, B vitamins, folate, Selenium, calcium and zinc. Healthline has an article with 10 health benefits of eating eggs HERE. Each large egg contains about 78 calories, 6 grams of protein, half of a carb and 5 grams of healthy fat. See How to Make Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs.
Almonds are super nutritious! They are full of healthy fats, antioxidants, fiber, protein, vitamins E and B2, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and copper. I found these and more HERE. A one ounce serving of almonds is 2.3 net carbs. (5.6 carbs – 3.3 fiber = 2.3 net carbs)
Avocados are an amazing fruit. I add them to a salad—or anything—any chance I get! They are full of potassium; more than bananas! They are also full of fiber and healthy fats. Find out more health benefits of avocados HERE. One avocado is about 4 net carbs. (17 carbs -13 fiber = 4 net carbs)
Bell peppers are full of antioxidants and vitamins, especially vitamin C. They add pretty color and a nice crunch to a salad. A green, unripe pepper has fewer carbs than a colored pepper but is not as sweet. I usually do add bell pepper to my salad but just add a little. Find out more about bell peppers HERE. One medium green bell pepper has 4 net carbs. (6 carbs – 2 fiber = 4 net carbs)
Blueberries are a good source of fiber, antioxidants and several minerals and vitamins including C, K1 and manganese. They may improve heart and brain health and even lower blood sugar levels. See more health benefits and information HERE. One cup of blueberries has 17.4 net carbs. (21 carbs – 3.6 fiber = 17.4 net carbs) They are not a low carb food if eaten by the cup but if eaten in small amounts they are fine.
Feta cheese is a good source of calcium, B vitamins and phosphorus. It even contains probiotics; good bacteria for the gut! It is also anti-inflammatory and contains beneficial fatty acids. Feta cheese adds a nice tangy flavor to a salad. See more about it HERE.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
EVOO is heart healthy, anti-inflammatory, full of healthy fats and vitamins E and K. Healthline has a great article about EVOO HERE. Just be sure you are buying real olive oil and that it isn’t diluted with other oils.
Lemons are very rich in vitamin C. They also contain potassium and vitamin B6. Lemons may have beneficial effects on cancer, cardiovascular disease, and inflammation. See Healthline’s Lemon 101 article HERE. There is .7 net carb in 1 Tbsp of lemon juice. (.8 carb – .1 fiber = .7 net carb)
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Keto Power Salad Ingredients:
2 cups mixed salad greens
½ cup cooked chicken
1 hard boiled egg
1/8 cup bell pepper
1 Tbsp sliced almonds
1/8 cup blueberries
2 Tbsp feta cheese
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Keto Power Salad Directions:
Make a nice bed of the greens.
Slice or dice your chicken, egg, avocado and bell pepper into the size you like.
I buy the almonds that are already sliced. If you don’t have them you could also chop some whole almonds.
Add your other ingredients on top of the greens.
Lastly, drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice over it all.
- 2 cups mixed salad greens
- ½ cup cooked chicken
- 1 hard boiled egg
- ¼ avocado
- 1/8 cup bell pepper
- 1 Tbsp sliced almonds
- 1/8 cup blueberries
- 2 Tbsp feta cheese
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
Amount Per Serving Calories 641 Total Fat 54g Saturated Fat 12g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 39g Cholesterol 267mg Sodium 310mg Carbohydrates 13g Fiber 5g Sugar 5g Protein 28g
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