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Old 02-27-2011, 04:33 PM   #55
lackadaisy
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Super simple, intuitive idea -- this is one of the most filling salad meals I've ever made at 400 calories.

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad - 320 calories
4 oz grilled chicken (150 cal)
1/3 avocado, sliced (80 cal)
1 tbsp diced green onions or cilantro (5 cal)
2 oz mild-to-medium low-sodium salsa (15 cal)
2 oz cooked black beans (50 cal)
1/2 cup cucumber slices (5 cal)
2 cups mesclun or raw spinach (15 cal)

How I make it: Cut up the chicken into small pieces. Mix the black beans, salsa, and fresh herbs together for a decadent "dressing" on the salad. Layer the salad with a mesclun base, followed by cucumber, avocado, chicken, and topping (does not "shake" well). To make a light version for 75 fewer calories, take out the avocado and double up on cucumber.

Optional: Serve with 6" whole wheat tortilla (80 cal) for exactly 400 calories.
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