This is a level 1 recipe (may help support fat loss). If I had to pick the ideal sort of meal that could help support weight loss, this would be it. Why? Well, we've got:
low calorie kale and cabbage that add a ton of volume and fiber,
plenty of high quality lean protein from chicken,
and some healthy fat in the almonds and the dressing
If anything, this salad is a bit on the low side for calories. If you wanted to round out the meal, add an ounce of low fat cheese and an ounce of whole grain crackers. This brings things up to around 500 calories and adds two additional food groups to the meal. Nice!If you have a fat loss goal, the one way to really "go wrong" with salads is to pile on the added oils, nuts, and seeds. I inadvertently sabotaged my weight loss efforts for too long with "healthy" salads containing 1000+ calories of things like olive oil and nuts. Cue my frustration.Remember that a little can go a long way when it comes to fats (and particularly added fats). We need some fat in the diet, it is essential, but it can be easy for some of us to go overboard. Fat is definitely not "bad," but it is possible to get too much of a good thing!It can be frustrating to set a goal and not achieve it. If you are working towards a healthier lifestyle to achieve fat loss, your healthy diet needs to support that goal.Some people need to gain weight for health, while others could benefit from weight loss. Eating in a healthy way that also supports your goal can prevent you from feeling like you're spinning your wheels but going nowhere.Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe.