This Low-Carb Steak & Blue Cheese Salad Tastes Indulgent… But Is Actually Healthy!
You know which two foods tend to be very controversial when it comes to healthy eating?
Steak and salad.
Its funny, because who doesnt love a perfectly cooked juicy steak?
But because steak has such a bad rep… many people avoid it. Thats because they think its too unhealthy to enjoy regularly.
And of course, theres salad. Yuck! Thats diet food, right?
So on one end of the spectrum, you have steak… which isn’t healthy enough to eat very often. (Think of all the saturated fat!)
And on the other end… you have salad. TOO healthy (if there is such a thing!)… and perhaps most offensively, it’s too healthy-tasting!TRENDING: Science Reveals Easy, No-Workout Ways to Lose Weight While You Snooze!
You have a salad that tastes totally bad for you, but is actually a little nutritional powerhouse!
And thats what you secretly crave, isnt it? Something that tastes completely decadent but is actually great for you!
Thats exactly what you get with our low-carb steak & blue cheese salad recipe. It has that juicy steak tangy blue cheese creamy avocado and the freshness of crisp lettuce, tomato, and cucumber.
Talk about a cheat meal that isnt actually cheating!
Is your mouth watering yet? (Because I know mine is, just thinking about this salad!)BRAND NEW: These Delicious Desserts Can Help You Burn Fat & Lose Weight
So you want a salad that’s completely delicious and satisfying… yet is surprisingly good for you… this tasty steak and blue cheese salad is where it’s at.
Plus, you can serve it to your friends and family without them ever knowing that you’re serving them “health food”!
Heres how to do it:
FTHs Filling Low-Carb Steak & Blue Cheese Salad (Gluten-Free/Grain-Free Option)
- 2 (6oz) sirloin steaks
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 dash of pepper (to taste)
- 1 dash of salt (to taste)
- 1 (12 oz) pint of cherry tomatoes
- 1 medium English cucumber
- 2 oz blue cheese crumbles
- cup balsamic vinegar
- 12 oz romaine or butter leaf lettuce
- 1 avocado, ripe
- 2 oz croutons (optional, to taste)
1) In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil to pan. Add garlic and saut until aromatic.
2) Prepare steak by seasoning with salt and pepper. Place in hot skillet and cook until medium rare (or to taste).SPECIAL: This Scientific Trick Can Reduce Your Belly Fat By 8.5% in Just 12 Weeks…
3) While steak is cooking, chop romaine or butter leaf lettuce. Slice cherry tomatoes in half, and cut English cucumber into thin medallions.
4) Remove steak from heat and let it rest for five minutes. Slice into steak, taking care to cut against the grain.
5) Plate the vegetables, and top each serving with 3 oz of steak. Sprinkle each salad with oz of blue cheese, sliced or chopped avocado, and 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. Add croutons (optional), if desired.
Blue Cheeses Secret Nutritional Benefits
I dont know about you, but I always heard that cheese wasnt very healthy. I mean, it can be a pretty high-fat food and for many years, fat was demonized by the weight loss and nutrition world.
So, I used to avoid cheese in the name of weight loss. (Which is like a form of torture to me because I REALLY love cheese!)
But then I learned that many cheeses are actually good for you and some of them can even help you lose weight.
(Which was the best news I had heard in a LONG time!)TRENDING: Women Who Eat These 3 Cheeses Are Losing Pounds of Stubborn Belly Fat (Research Proven)
I was excited to find this recipe because it features blue cheese, which is one of my favorites. And not only does blue cheese have a really unique, tangy flavor but it also holds a ton of nutritional benefits.
For example, did you know that blue cheese contains more calcium than most other cheeses? And calcium is an important nutrient for supporting bone health and preventing osteoporosis.
So do you need to eat more blue cheese in the name of health? Maybe so! 🙂
In just one ounce of whole-milk blue cheese, youll find:
- 33% of the RDI of calcium (150 mg)
- 6 grams of protein
- 8 grams of fat
- 1 gram of carbs
In addition, blue cheese contains important vitamins and minerals… including potassium, vitamin K, and phosphorus.
With those kinds of benefits, why limit yourself to using blue cheese as an occasional salad topping? It also goes great on burgers and pizza!
How This Salad Helps You Lose Weight (Plus A Couple More Ultra-Easy Weight Loss Tips)
Salads have gotten a bad rap for being the quintessential diet food that leaves everyone dissatisfied.
And Im not saying thats without reason. After all, havent you ever eaten a salad and then felt hungry again in just 20 minutes?
(In fact, my husband has BANNED me from serving salads as meals for this very reason. True story.)
But this salad is different. Its actually filling and it can definitely hold its own as a meal!
Thats because its FULL of protein, thanks to the delicious steak and blue cheese.
All of that protein keeps you feeling full for longer so you wont be reaching for a box of cheese crackers or a sleeve of Oreos half an hour later.
So if you eat this steak and blue cheese salad for lunch, you’ll actually stay full until dinnertime… and if you eat it for dinner, you won’t have to rummage through the fridge later that night just to curb your hunger.
Its scientifically proven: eating more protein leads to more fat burn.
[This post was updated by Fit Trim Happy on August 27, 2020.]