- 1 big bunch of red or green butter lettuce
- 4 boiled eggs
- 4 slices of organic Canadian bacon (or smoked ham)*
- 4 slices smoked or roasted turkey breast*
- 1 cup halved grape, cherry, or cocktail tomatoes
- 1 cup sliced or chopped cucumbers
- ½ cup sliced or shredded grass-fed sharp cheddar cheese (like Kerrygold)
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- Pinch garlic powder
- Pinch sea salt
- Black pepper to taste
- Place all Italian Dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk with a wire whisk until smooth. Set aside. (Alternately, place them in a mason jar with lid and shake.)
- Rinse and dry the lettuce. Tear or chop it into large chunks and place it into a big bowl or plate.
- Quarter the eggs and lay them on the salad.
- Slice the Canadian bacon and turkey slices into thin strips. Toss them onto the salad. Add the cucumbers, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese.
- Drizzle with Italian Dressing and serve!
Although health experts squabble about just about everything, there is one thing every health expert worth his or her salt agrees about—that we should all eat more fresh green vegetables.
Conventional wisdom says that we should “eat more fruits and vegetables” to boost health. But they’ve got that in the wrong order. Fruits are a nice treat, but best enjoyed in moderation if you’re looking to lose fat.
Fresh non-starchy veggies are a fat-burner’s best friend. But eating them doesn’t have to be a chore.
Raw veggie addiction is a real thing. I crave greens every day and get cranky without them. That’s where you want to be. Push through the first few days of salad eating until you’re hooked.
I eat an enormous amount of vegetables, as often as I can—usually several times a day, which takes deliberate effort.
How To Get Your Greens On With a Big Ol’ Salad
Nothing is easier or more filling for a quick fat-burning dinner or lunch (at home or to go) than a big salad like this one.
You’ll fill up on fiber and micronutrients from greens, a decent amount of protein, and healthy fats. For a quick dressing, drizzled with good quality extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.
Don’t like tomato? Sub in red bell peppers. Not a fan of cucumber? Switch it out for sliced celery. Don’t want turkey? Use canned salmon or leftover chicken. The big bowl of leafy greens is your healthy base for whatever flavors you want to add.
Tweaking your Wild recipes is part of the fun.
To make it even better for you (and to save money), slice of home-roasted turkey, chicken, fish, or beef in place of the lunch meat… and you can always add leftover bacon for a little extra crunch.
Wait, is there such a thing as “leftover bacon?”
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What’s your favorite salad combination? Share your recipe in the comments below.
Christine Frick says
Would prefer a hard copy cook book. Do you have such a product? Am making my way thru The Wild Diet book. And really prefer an actual hands-on cookbook. Thanks
Hi Christine, thanks for the feedback! We don’t have a hard copy cookbook yet (besides the all the recipes in The Wild Diet), but we may do something like that down the road.
In the mean time, you’ll find a lot of our recipes in the 30-Day Fat Loss meal plan, which you can download (and print): http://bit.ly/30daymeals
Julie Saldana says
I can’t resist the appeal of this salad. They are so fresh and delicious, especially with my favorite ham. I appreciate the sauce of salad, thanks to the blog post
Monica from Bestconsumerreports.guide says
Wow! You did an incredible job with this recipe! It’s delicious! My entire family loved it. Thanks so much for sharing!
I love to cook! They are work, everything is for me. Finding new recipes to add to the menu for every day has always motivated me, made me energetic and love this job more. Today’s my lucky day, Fat-Burning Chef Salad is great, just follow the instructions and everything is easy, I like that. Thanks for your sharing