Recipe: Low-Carb Steak & Blue Cheese Salad (With A Gluten-Free Option)

By Karyl Trejo | 29 November 2019 199 views
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This Low-Carb Steak & Blue Cheese Salad Tastes Indulgent… But Is Actually Healthy!

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You know which two foods tend to be very controversial when it comes to healthy eating?

Steak and salad.

It’s funny, because who doesn’t love a perfectly cooked juicy steak? But because steak has such a bad rep, many people avoid it. That’s because they think it’s too unhealthy to enjoy regularly.

And of course, there’s salad. Yuck! That’s diet food, right?

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But what if you combined lean sirloin steak—which, yes, is totally healthy in moderation!—with a hearty bed of crispy romaine lettuce, and just a touch of blue cheese?

You have a salad that tastes totally bad for you, but is actually a little nutritional powerhouse!

And that’s what you secretly crave, isn’t it? Something that tastes completely decadent… but is actually great for you!

That’s 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 isn’t actually cheating!

Is your mouth watering yet? (Because I know mine is, just thinking about this salad!)

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Here’s how to do it:

FTH’s Filling Low-Carb Steak & Blue Cheese Salad (Gluten-Free/Grain-Free Option)

(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 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
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 12 oz romaine or butter leaf lettuce
  • 1 avocado, ripe
  • 2 oz croutons (optional, to taste)

Directions:

1) In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil to pan. Add garlic and sauté until aromatic.

2) Prepare steak by seasoning with salt and pepper. Place in hot skillet and cook until medium rare (or to taste).

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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 ¼ oz of blue cheese, ¼ avocado, and 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. Add croutons (optional), if desired.

Blue Cheese’s Secret Nutritional Benefits

I don’t know about you, but I always heard that cheese wasn’t 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.

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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.

In just one ounce of whole-milk blue cheese, you’ll 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 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!

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Salads have gotten a bad rap for being the quintessential diet food that leaves everyone dissatisfied.

And I’m not saying that’s without reason. After all, haven’t 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. It’s actually filling… and it can definitely hold its own as a meal!

That’s because it’s FULL of protein, thanks to the delicious steak and blue cheese.

All of that protein keeps you feeling full for longer… so you won’t be reaching for a box of cheese crackers or a sleeve of Oreos half an hour later.

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