It's a rainy Sunday here in SoCal, so for lunch the weather was making me crave a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. But then I remembered I had all the ingredients for a great BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad so I chose that instead. I had a mediocre one at CPK in the Las Vegas airport Friday night, but I knew I could make a better one, and today I did. I started building my salad as follows:
2 cups lettuce greens, bite size pieces
2 tbsp. cilantro, roughly chopped
1/2 Roma tomato, chopped
1/4 yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 tbsp. yellow corn
2 tbsp. black beans
2 tbsp. low fat shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. low fat homemade ranch dressing
3 oz. grilled chicken
1 tbsp. bbq sauce
I assembled this entree sized salad in my bowl and enjoyed with a glass of sparkling water. It was delicious and delivered 3 servings of vegetables, and a serving of lean protein. If you're counting Weight Watchers Points Plus values, it was 7 points. Between the protein from the chicken, beans and cheese this will definitely keep me full until dinner.
Have a nice day, and see what's on my plate tomorrow!