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Healthy Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Salad

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I love this salad.

You can eat it warm or cold, or you can toss it through a cream sauce and serve it over zoodles as a hearty main dish. With just 3 grams of net carbs per serving, it’s a great dish for those who keep their carb intake ultra low when following a healthy high-fat diet. It’s a good source of vitamins and minerals, especially potassium - an electrolyte often deficient in modern diets.

Any way you eat it, you’re sure to enjoy this delicious combination. It’s ideal for lunch boxes and it’s fast to throw together too, which gives it an extra tick in my book. Enjoy!

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Allergy information for Healthy Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Salad

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs3.3 grams
Protein35.3 grams
Fat43.7 grams
Calories553 kcal

Calories from carbs 2%, protein 26%, fat 72%

Total carbs4.8 gramsFiber1.6 gramsSugars1.4 gramsSaturated fat11.1 gramsSodium537 mg(23% RDA)Magnesium81 mg(20% RDA)Potassium892 mg(45% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 2 large chicken breasts (500 g/ 1.1 lb)
  • 4-5 slices bacon (125 g/ 4.4 oz)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 pack fresh spinach (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3-4 pieces sun-dried tomatoes (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (70 g/ 2.5 oz)
  • small bunch of fresh basil
  • 1 cup Keto Ranch Dressing (or use dairy-free Paleo Ranch Dressing)

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken and bacon into bite sized pieces. Finely dice the garlic. Healthy Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Salad
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and brown the chicken in batches, along with the garlic. Place chicken in a bowl and then cook bacon.
    Healthy Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Salad
  3. Place the chicken and the bacon in a large bowl. Add sliced raw mushrooms. Healthy Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Salad
  4. Add shredded basil and one handful of spinach, sliced finely. Mix together until the spinach wilts.
    Healthy Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Salad
  5. Place the remainder of the spinach in a serving bowl and spoon the chicken mix over the top.
    Healthy Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Salad
  6. Sprinkle the sun-dried tomato on top of it and serve with Keto Ranch Dressing. Healthy Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Salad
  7. Store in the refrigerator, covered for 2 days.
    Healthy Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Salad

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken, breast (without skin, raw)
0 g28.1 g3.3 g150 kcal
Bacon, streaky (high fat content), organic
0 g4.3 g7.8 g88 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Spinach, fresh
0.5 g1.1 g0.1 g9 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Sun-dried tomatoes (in oil, drained)
0.7 g0.2 g0.5 g8 kcal
Mushrooms (white), fresh
0.4 g0.5 g0.1 g4 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Keto Ranch Dressing (KetoDiet blog)
1.4 g0.9 g25.1 g233 kcal
Total per serving
3.3 g35.3 g43.7 g553 kcal

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Naomi is the force behind Naomi Sherman, Food Creative. She is passionate about recipe development, food photography and styling.

An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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