I know the term salad gets a bad rap for us “healthy-eaters” because some people are still under the impression that in order to eat healthy, you only eat salad, which couldn’t be further from the truth. We rarely have lettuce of any sort – but recently, I’ve been on a kick with this adorable little package of what’s called Living Lettuce. I’ve also seen it called Butter Lettuce. Anyway, it’s made to be little lettuce cups (making it really easy to replace a bun or wrap with lettuce).
Since I’ve been buying it like crazy, we had some leftover that I didn’t want to waste and yesterday, we became the family who had salad for dinner. But… it was yum! Okay, I’ll get to it.
Pre-cook chicken breast or tenderloins however you’d like. I cooked mine in the crockpot with water and seasoning, and then shredded it. I did the same with turkey bacon, and cut it up into small pieces.
Wash and chop lettuce and put it in a large bowl. Add in your chicken and turkey, along with garbanzo beans, corn, feta cheese, and season with salt free seasoning of choice.
Quick tip; instead of using salad dressing, top with fresh, homemade pico de gallo! You can save yourself tons of calories and added chemicals by using this instead of commercial salad dressing. Hubby hates tomatoes, so he opted for EVOO and vinegar!
Pico recipe; dice 3 tomatoes, 1/2 red or white onion, and 1/2 small jalapeño. Chop 5 cilantro leaves (removing stems). Combine everything in a bowl. Cut 1 lime in half and squeeze the juice from both halves over the mixture. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, and a dash of garlic powder. Mix well and serve or refrigerate.
Finished product was yum, and super pretty too!