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Healthified Layered Vegetable Salad

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65% fewer calories • 77% less fat • 75% less sat fat than the original recipe. So many scrumptious layers with so much less fat—enjoy!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

Salad

6
cups torn mixed salad greens, such as Italian blend
2
cups small broccoli florets
1
cup shredded carrots
2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen sweet peas, cooked, drained
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips
2
medium stalks celery, thinly sliced (1 cup)
6
slices bacon, crisply cooked, drained and crumbled
5
medium green onions, thinly sliced (5 tablespoons)

Dressing

3/4
cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
3/4
cup buttermilk
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (2 oz)

Directions

  • 1 Place salad greens in large salad bowl. In order given, layer remaining salad ingredients over greens.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients except cheese until well blended. Spoon dressing over salad; sprinkle with cheese. Toss salad to coat.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 280
  • Fat Reduced By 31g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 6g
See What Makes It Healthified »

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
70%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
12 slices bacon, crisply cooked, drained and crumbled 2 cups small broccoli florets
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise 1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz) 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips
6 slices bacon, crisply cooked, drained and crumbled
3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
430 (before)
150 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
8 g (before)
2 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
40 g (before)
9 g (after)

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

Assemble salad ingredients; cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours. Mix dressing; cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours. Just before serving, top salad with dressing and cheese; toss to coat.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
70%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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