This is a quick post to share my all time favourite salad "THE CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD" and this one has a whole lot of healthy in it. Yes, this is Jamie Oliver's healthy Chicken Caesar Salad.
Let me start by saying how much I love, yes LOVE this salad. Not sure if it's the Parmesan cheese or anchovies but it' s hands down my favourite. I'll admit that I didn't know much about it until my move to the States in 2011 where after just one bite I couldn't resist. While living in the States this was my go-to salad for lunch or my choice of starter for dinner almost every time I ate out. I even learned how to make the dressing from scratch at the Club I worked at. They make "THE BEST" Caesar salad dressing ever.
For those of you who know what a Caesar Salad is I am sure you are well are well aware that the Ceasar does not fall on your healthiest salad list, especially if you are watching your calorie intake. Personally, I'm more of a portion control girl so you won't find me going crazy counting calories but I do take note of the amount of calories so I can look for healthier versions with a much lower calorie count. So whether you are a portion control girl like me or prefer counting calories, you'll love this recipe. Jamie's take on it is a lot healthier and definitely worth a try if you love a good Caesar salad like me.
So why exactly is this recipe a healthier alternative over the traditional Caesar salad?... but before I answer that, let's first look at what the healthy calorie intake for a woman is.
So for interest sake I tried out the scientific calorie calculator to work out my recommended daily calorie intake. Keeping in mind that I work out 5 times a week but sit at a desk all day when I am at work I'd say I have a moderately active lifestyle which calculated my recommended calorie intake at about 1600 calories a day. I find this this tool very helpful so give it a go and check what yours should be. Oh and be honest, cheating never helped anyone. So practice a little truth when it comes to where you are on the activity scale.
Now after our interesting calorie lesson let's have a look and see how you can make this easy salad.
Photo credit & recipe - Jamie Oliver
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