Salad on a menu sounds pretty healthy, but the numbers can be shocking. For example, a Chicken Cobb Salad from Fresh City delivers more than 700 calories and a staggeringly high 51 grams of fat. (Nice "light" lunch, right?) To lighten up our version of cobb salad, we kept the main players -- tender chicken, hard‐cooked eggs, avocado, tomatoes, bacon, and blue cheese -- but made a few small changes.
RECIPE MAKEOVER by AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN
BEFORE: 738 calories, 51g fat, 17g sat fat
AFTER: 320 calories, 19g fat, 4.5g sat fat
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Swapping turkey bacon for regular bacon delivered the same salty, smoky flavors and crunch, and the salad included so many other elements that tasters didn't even notice. Relying on potent Roquefort or Stilton allowed us to cut back on the amount of cheese, while poaching proved a low‐fat way to prepare the chicken. Tossing the chicken, tomatoes, and greens with a bit of our boldly flavored vinaigrette ensured that each