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Healthy Cobb Salad Recipe – Meal Prep

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Who doesn’t love Cobb Salad? I love how its a little bit different everywhere you have it and anyone you ask has a different idea of the best one. This healthy Cobb salad recipe is what I would consider a perfect Cobb salad for meal prep. I can easily eat this all week and I will be sad when I run out at the end of the week!

This amazingly tasty salad is so great for meal prep as it is so I didn’t have to make many changes for it to store in the fridge happily. The only thing I had to omit was avocado. I was sad about that at first and thought I might add it in at serving time but honestly, I don’t think this salad needs it! Nixing the avocado brings the calories down a little so I just left it out.

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When I add the dressing, it mixes with the blue cheese in the salad. It makes a wonderfully creamy, zingy dressing. The honey mustard combines so well with the blue cheese and man, it can’t be beat! The radish was also a great addition, it has a little edge so you get a little of that with every bite, It’s just perfect!

Healthy Cobb Salad Recipe Variations

This salad recipe is super easy to customize. You can add or omit pretty much anything you feel like!

  • Swap out the romaine for butter lettuce, mixed greens or iceberg if you prefer.
  • Try out different dressings like Italian dressing in a pinch or simply oil and vinegar
  • Different marinades for the chicken like balsamic vinegar
  • Try grilling the chicken
  • swap out the blue cheese for shredded cheddar, goat cheese or feta
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Healthy Cobb Salad

Cobb salad with chopped marinated chicken, cucumber, blue cheese, bacon, hard boiled egg, radish, green onion on a bed of romaine with a honey mustard dressing – 300 calories per serving
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine: American, Chicken Dishes, Egg Dishes, Salads
Keyword: cobb salad meal prep, cobb salad recipe, easy meal prep recipe, healthy cobb salad recipe, low calorie cobb salad recipe, meal prep salad, work lunch ideas
Servings: 5
Calories: 425kcal
Author: Stephanie Liden

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 bacon
  • 5 oz blue cheese crumbled (sub for other cheese if you like)
  • 1 head romaine chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 large cucumber chopped
  • 1 bunch green onion sliced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes whole
  • 1 bunch radishes (about 6) sliced thin

Marinade

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed

Salad Dressing

  • 4 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large zip top bag place the chicken breast and all the marinade ingredients. Seal the bag and squish the bag around to combine the ingredients. Allow the chicken to marinate for 6 hours or over night.
  • Next hard boil your eggs. Fill a small pot with water, add the eggs and bring the water to a boil. Once the water is boiling turn the heat off and add a lid to the pot. Allow the eggs to sit for 5 minutes. Remove the eggs to a bowl filled with ice water and allow them to cool completely. Once the eggs are cool, peel and chop. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
  • Arrange the marinated chicken breasts on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or a little cooking spray. Bake about 25 minutes until internal temp is 165 degrees F.
  • While the chicken bakes, fry your bacon over medium heat in a large frying pan turning frequently. Once the bacon is crisp, remove from the pan and drain on a plate lined with paper towel, set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl add all the dressing ingredients except the olive oil. whisk to combine and then slowly add the olive oil while whisking to finish. Taste and adjust salt or vinegar to how you like it. Pour into 5 small dressing sized containers and store in the fridge. Shake before adding to your salad.
  • Once the chicken is done cooking remove from the oven and cool. Once cool, chop into small pieces.
  • In 5 containers arrange the romaine in the bottom of each. Next add the cucumber, green onion, tomatoes, radishes, crumbled blue cheese, crumbled bacon, chopped chicken, and chopped eggs.
  • Store in fridge for 5 days and enjoy.

Notes

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Yield: 5 servings
Calories: 425 Total Fat: 24.5 g Saturated Fat: 8.9 g Cholesterol: 214.4 mg Sodium: 851.2 mg Carbohydrates: 18.2 g Fiber:2.3 g Sugar: 14.6 g Protein: 33 g

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