My new favorite salad! This California Cobb salad is a win-win-win. Here is why:
- It tastes delicious.
- It’s a healthy salad using ingredients that will make you feel great.
- One satisfying 2 cup serving is only 5 WW SP, keeping you satisfied and on track!
A WW member’s love/hate relationship with avocados.
Maybe you, like me, have known for years that avocados are a healthy food to eat because they are a “healthy fat,” meaning that your body responds well to the fat in an avocado. The calories in an avocado are not the same as the calories in a slice of cake because of the different ways your body processes the two foods.
The problem for a WW member is that just one of these healthy fruits is 11 WW Smart Points. The quick solution to that problem would be to just eat 1/4 of an avocado instead of the whole thing. The only problem with that is that once an avocado is cut into, it will start to brown rather quickly. Okay, so that is the bad news. Here’s the good news…
You can still eat avocados while on the WW program.
Up until now, I have been avoiding eating avocados and adding them to any recipes on here, but the other day, I wanted to try to make a California Cobb Salad, and I decided to plug it into the recipe builder just to see what would happen. I found that by using enough other healthy ingredients and by making 6 servings, the salad could be just 5 WW SP per serving.
So what do you think? Have you ever eaten a California Cobb Salad? If you haven’t, I hope you will give this one a try! It’s super delish!
Here is what you need:
12 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 cups cooked chicken breasts, chopped
1 avocado, diced
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 hard-boiled eggs, diced
3 slices crispy cooked bacon, crumbled
1/2 cup light blue cheese dressing
1/2 cup reduced-fat crumbled blue cheese
Here is what you do:
Toss all of the ingredients together. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.
One serving is 2 cups.
One serving is 5 WW FreeStyle Smart Points.
- Serves: 6 servings
- Serving size: 2 cups
- Calories: 253
- Fat: 15 g
- Saturated fat: 4 g
- Trans fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 6 g
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 492 mg
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 23 g
- Cholesterol: 117 mg
- 12 cups chopped romaine lettuce
- 2 cups cooked chicken breasts, chopped
- 1 avocado, diced
- 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, diced
- 3 slices crispy cooked bacon, crumbled
- ½ cup light blue cheese dressing
- ½ cup reduced-fat crumbled blue cheese
- Toss all of the ingredients together. Serve immediately.
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*SmartPoints® calculated by Meal Planning Mommies; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated without Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.