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Hungry Girl's Ginormous Salad with Chicken, Turkey or Tuna

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t eat large portions of your favorite foods. Hungry Girl’s new book “The Hungry Girl Diet” has recipes that let you keep eating your favorites like the Ginormous Salad with Chicken, Turkey or Tuna below.


  • 4 cups chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • 4 ounces cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast, no-salt-added turkey breast (about 8 slices), or low-sodium tuna packed in water (drained)
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, red bell pepper, carrots, and/or other high-fiber veggies
  • 1 cup cucumber, mushrooms, and/or other high-volume veggies
  • 1/4 cup canned black beans, garbanzo beans/chickpeas, or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (balsamic, red wine, white wine, rice, or cider)
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • Cooking Directions

    In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except vinegar and oil. Whisk vinegar with oil. Drizzle over salad, or serve it on the side!

    HG Alternative: Instead of vinegar, whisk the oil with 1 serving (3 to 4 tablespoons) Sweet ’n Tangy Tomato Dressing, Creamy Cilantro Dressing, or Creamy Balsamic Dressing (page 196). So good! Sodium count will vary.

    Another HG Alternative: Replace both the vinegar and the oil with 65 calories’ worth of bottled dressing, preferably made with olive oil. Look for options with 150mg sodium or less

    341 calories, 7.5g fat, 315mg sodium, 34g carbs, 11.5g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 38.5g protein

    From THE HUNGRY GIRL DIET. Copyright © 2014 by Lisa Lillien, reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Press, LLC.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: lettuce, chicken, turkey, tuna, vegetables, vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil

    Course: Salad

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