Happy #FatSnacks Friday, it has been a minute I know. This is our first one of 2018 and you might think its super lame but it isn’t. Summer bodies are made in the winter although I’m not actually working on my summer body. I’m using a good waist trainer to keep my figure looking good, at the moment. I totally should be looking towards summer but whatever; I just like food that tastes amazing in my mouth. This is also a great meal when you don’t know what to cook, don’t feel like cooking and or you are like me and your kid has late night sports during the work week.
The family and I have been hooked on salads, we change them up a little but it is our thing and we like them. Babe and LittleCuteLips love my salads so much they refuse to make them themselves. Now I don’t expect the 6-year-old to make her own but Babe has no excuse. According to them, I make them in a way that they can’t. They must think I’m stupid because it is only salad and no magic is included but I let them live and I make their salads. The Manchild doesn’t like his food to touch so he only eats the lettuce and doesn’t like salad dressing. He makes his own rabbit food.
Step 1: Lettuce – You can get any kind you want. I get a few different types, whatever I’m feeling or what is on sale and or in stock. Because I’m OCD I cut up everything, I firmly believe that everything tastes better when you cut it up into bite-size pieces.
Step #2: Mixed broccoli Slaw – This provides a nice crunch, it is broccoli, carrots and red cabbage shredded. It comes in a bag and you take a handful out and keep it moving.
Step #3: Broccoli – This is my favorite vegetable so it has to go in my salad. I cut off the bush part and toss the stems or you can freeze them and use them for another recipe.
Step #4: Tomatoes – LittleCuteLips and I love tomatoes but the boys not so much so I don’t put them in Babe’s salad. This particular time I purchase some already cut from the salad bar. Sometimes I just buy tomatoes and cut them up myself.
Step #5: Cheese – I love shredded cheddar cheese so that is what I go with. You can use any cheese of your choice but cheddar makes it better.
Step #6: Boiled Eggs – This one I make at home, buying it from the salad bar is expensive because the weight is heavy. LittleCuteLips doesn’t like the yoke in hers.
Step #7: Bacon – Bacon makes everything better, this time I used bacon bits. Other times I fry up bacon in the pan.
Step #8: Croutons – I love them and LittleCuteLips does too. Sometimes they are a little rough on the roof of your mouth.
Before I started making the salad I fried up some chicken tenders. If I want to take the lazy way out then I get a rotisserie chicken because it is already cooked and only cost $4.99
Step #9: Chicken – I sliced up the chicken tenders and put them on top. Adding chicken makes our salad filling and that is what we are always going for.
The salad also packs up nicely for lunch, I make them in mason jars. That makes it easy to transport.
What is your favorite type of salad? Chat with me in the comments below or FB, IG, and Twitter.
Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge says
This looks so good! But I would have to do mine without the eggs. I’m allergic.
Eeek! Yes, we don’t want you falling out on us.
Ok now I’m wanting a salad! Lol When I was pregnant I always craved spinach, broccoli, and cucumbers w/ranch dressing and sunflower seeds! My mouth is actually watering just thinking about it! Lol
Hahahaha, at least you won’t feel guilty afterward. lol
T. Espinoza says
Finally! After hearing you talk about these salads all the time I needed the lowdown! Thanks for this!
Hahahaha, you know this post was for you boo.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
I make a salad regularly that is very similar to this one. I love salads because they are pretty quick and easy to make.
Yes Jenn, quick and easy is the way to go a lot of times.
Okay so this looks DELICIOUS!!!!! Can be tweeked to make it healthier too- LOVE it! Definitely sharing this with my mum ?
Yes, it totally can. Adding some avocado would be yummy as well.
My kids would LOVE this salad! I’m not a meat or egg eater, but it looks really good!
You can totally take those out and add in something else.
That’s a nice salad! I like all the different components you put in there. I usually don’t put too much on a salad unless it’s taco salad, but this sounds delicious.
It is so good and filling which is the best part.
Up Run for Life Healthy Lifestyle Blog says
Yummy. We love eating salads in our house. I will have to give this recipe a try. We need to start eating better again.
Although my dressing choice isn’t the best, but I never feel guilty after eating it.
Kate | Life of a Ginger says
That looks delicious! Now I am craving salad. I’m on a health kick so we have been eating a lot more salads for lunch and I love to try new ingredients.
I need to try new ingredients as well. That keeps us from getting bored with it.
lauren happel says
I love a good salad! That salad looks amazing and like one my family would enjoy!
I’ve got the entire house hooked and I love it.
I love love love a good salad. Everything looks so fresh in the pictures. I’ve always wanted to try the mason jar salad. Is it all that people rave it to be?
It is perfect for packing up for lunch. It transport easy, but I dump mine into a bowl when its time to eat.
Yummy! I love a good salad with my fave Italian dressing. That looks so good and it’s is making me so hungry right now.
Yummy! My favorite is old school french dressing. Most eateries don’t even offer it anymore.
Cyn Gagen says
Oh yum. That salad sounds amazing. It’s definitely something I’d make a whole meal out of happily.
Right, it is my go to item. Come spring and summer it might be all we eat.
Great easy way to make a house salad. I would love to make this with my own homemade salad dressing!
Homemade salad dressing sounds fancy, I’ve never tried that before.
This is your healthiest fat snack yet. LOL. Looks really good. I am all about my salads with all the fixings.
It totally is, I’m sure my choice of dressing makes it super fat. lol
Oooh this salad looks sooo good! I love a good house salad with plenty of ingredients that’ll keep me feeling full for longer than an hour lol
Yes, filling us up is most important.
Omggg this looks so yummy , so quick and easy to make aswell loved this recipe keep it up hun
Quick and easy is the winning ticket.
This looks so yummy and easy to make. Thank you for sharing!
Yes, I’m trying to reclaim our time.
Katherine G says
This salad looks so yummy. When I make my own salad it’s usually the same bland salad. Chicken, cheese, salad dressing, bacon bits, and salad. You have inspired me to go beyond that so I might try a few different things.
Oh Katherine, there are so many things you are misising out on.
EG III says
I love the many layers of this salad. While I’m no salad expert, I need much more than just lettuce so it has to be layered up!
Right, EG. I’m no expert either but I totally agree with you. Especially if it is going to be your meal.
robin rue says
I have been trying so hard to eat more salads and this one is right up my alley! It’s simple to make and sounds delish!
This is right on time for you and you won’t feel guilty after.
Alli Smith says
Yes to cutting salad into bite-sized pieces. I do the same thing. Your salad looks so good. I love the addition of the broccoli slaw.
Thanks, Alli. The broccoli slaw gives it a nice crunch. I also pickle it a bit and use it on pulled pork.
Amber Myers says
Heck yes! This is the kind of salad I enjoy. Salad with just lettuce and a few veggies are so boring. But this one is incredible!
Yes, I need more frills in my salad.
That actually looks like a filling salad! I was have a problem just eating salad for lunch because I’m usually starving still after. I think I need to make one like this and that would feel me for the afternoon. It looks good.
Yes, I want I need to feel filled up at all times.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
I’m not much of a salad person at all. Hubby would really enjoy this one, he loves salad. Me, I’d be happy to the tomatoes, cheese and chicken.
That is hilarious, growing up I don’t recall being a salad lover.
I am currently on the hunt for new salad recipes, so this came right on time. Thanks for sharing!
Give it a try Adrienne.
What a great salad! I love how you did the post too with the layers. I think I have all of these ingredients here and can make this tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe.
Kelly Reci says
I normally do salads during lunchtime and I’ve been running dry out of ideas. I’ll have to try your house salad recipe.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
This looks like a delicious and filling salad. I like to put chicken on my salad for extra protein too.
Great choice Pam.
I love salads that are easy to do and the dressing is vinaigrette. I find this the healthiest and flavorful too despite its simplicity.
I appreciate a good vinaigrette.
My goal this year is to have a healthy lifestyle and Indeed this is such a healthy snack. Advantage is that it is also very easy to make. Yay! Thanks for this.
So easy to make and even easier to pack for lunch.
Carol Cassara says
I love salads because they’re so easy to put together, they’re filling and you won’t feel bad about eating them afterwards. It’s definitely something that I enjoy especially during lunch time. This one’s a must try! SO simple but really good!
You totally don’t feel bad after eating them.
Aduke Schulist says
I love salads with eggs or another protein like chicken or tuna fish. I don’t really do bacon bits or croutons in mine.
Tuna is another yummy option, sometimes I do salmon or shrimp.
Sarah Bailey says
Now this is a delicious sounding salad. I love that it is easy to make as well, sometimes that’s all you want something quick and reasonably healthy to throw together.
Yes! Everybody doesn’t have time to be cooking at night.
I love salads! Especially salads with a hard boiled egg in top. This is such a wonderful healthy snack or meal. That would totally fill me up.
I salad isn’t a salad unless it has boiled eggs on it.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
THis house salad sounds so easy to make and nutritious too. I would top it with some shrimp for an easy lunch any day of the week.
Yes, shrimp is a great topping. I would then use a vinaigrette dressing.
Chubskulit Rose says
That looks super delicious. I don’t like the purple thing but the rest of it sounds yummy to me.
I am cracking up laughing at the purple (red cabbage) thing.
Sara Welch says
You can’t go wrong with this salad. The ingredients are everything you need!
Right, you are filled up but you don’t feel guilty.
Sarah Honey says
This salad looks amazing! I love adding broccoli slaw to my salads. I’m all about the crunch.
Yes! I always like a nice crunch.
I am such a huge fan of easy, healthy snacks and never thought of eating a salad as one. I always have these ingredients in stock in my house. Thanks for the idea.
And you and mix it up with the items you already have in your home.
I love salads and this looks so tasty. Gotta try it.
You must, we had another today.