Bacon can easily be part of a healthy salad—but only if you do it right. In this recipe, each serving contains just enough bacon to give it flavor without going overboard on calories.
Paired with walnuts and cheese, the result is a muscle-building salad with less than 300 calories per serving, and 14g of protein.
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 297; total fat: 19g; saturated fat: 5g; protein: 14g; carbohydrates: 21g; sugar: 10g; fiber: 3g; cholesterol: 37mg; sodium: 690mg
Recipe and photo by Dana Angelo White, M.S., R.D., A.T.C., sports dietitian and certified athletic trainer.
Cook bacon in a non-stick skillet until crispy. Transfer bacon and any renderings aside to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, combine oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, and garlic; season with salt and pepper, and whisk well.
Add cooked bacon to dressing, and stir to coat.
Add remaining ingredients, and toss well.