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Caesar Salad w/ Chickpea Croutons

  • Servings: Makes 1 Serving
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Each Serving Contains:

  • 1 Veggie Serving (adjust quantity to your individual food plan)
  • 1 Protein Serving
  • 1 Fat Serving

Ingredients

Veggie Serving

  • 3 oz salad greens or dark leafy greens
  • Salad veggies like cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, or carrots to reach your desired veggie weight

Protein Serving

  • 1/2 Recipe of Caesar Dressing (1/2 protein)
  • 1 oz dry roasted chickpeas** (1/2 protein)

**NOTE: When you buy roasted chickpeas, be sure to buy the kind for snacking, which are NOT the same as dried chickpeas. I buy the kind shown below, which I can find at most grocery stores in my area. Alternatively, you can try making your own)

Fat Serving

  • 2 oz avocado, or 1 tablespoon of olive oil to toss in the salad

Condiments & Spices

  • Zest of a lemon
  • Fresh ground pepper

Maintenance Modifications

  • Grain Additions: Add 4 oz cooked quinoa
  • Protein Additions: Add more chickpeas or nuts
  • Fat Additions: Add avocado, oil, or nuts

Directions

  1. Make the dressing, in advance or shortly before mealtime. It’s quick.
  2. Weigh veggies, add weighed protein, add dressing, toss, and serve!
  3. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper and lemon zest.

(Below is my maintenance meal with quinoa, fruit on the side not pictured)

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