I was looking for something really quick and easy to make for lunch the other day. Something that would taste great, be filling, but not take long to make. I give you, the Five Minute Steak Salad with only 2 net carbs and 482 calories. Like the title says, this only takes about five minutes to make. It’ll taste great and fill you up too!
I found out when setting this up in my meal diary at MyFitnessPal that there are some real errors in the food there. If something doesn’t seem to make sense, it’s likely wrong. Check your food’s nutritional info periodically on MFP, just to be safe.
All you need is: some steak; some romaine lettuce; some butter (to fry the steak in); and some salad dressing. Here’s what I used:
- 8 ounces of steak (450 calories, 28g fat, 50g protein)
- 1 Romain Heart weighing 200g (32 calories, 1g fat, 2g protein)
- Walden Farms Ranch Dressing (0g calories, 0g fat, 0g protein)
I would have used blue cheese dressing for this but I was all out. You can use whatever you like, my recommendation would be blue cheese Walden Farms zero calorie foods can be hit and miss, but I find that their salad dressings are great! If you can’t find them at your local grocery store then get them from The Low Carb Grocery like I do.
That’s it, that’s all. I had a piece of steak in the fridge, left over from some other meal, that’s all you need. It doesn’t matter how much you use, just make sure to track the nutritional information accordingly. I used an 8 ounce piece, as seen here:
Slice it into thin strips and pan fry it. I used some butter to fry it in but didnt’ count the calories for the butter. Most of the butter will stay in the frying pan. You’re going to lose some fat from the steak while frying as well, this will (in my opinion) make up for any fat gained by the butter. Salt and pepper it to (AWESOME) taste.
It only takes a couple minutes to fry, tops. Steak this thin cools almost on contact with heat Once it’s done, plate it and let it cool for a bit while you prep your lettuce.
After that, just rip up your romaine heart (ripping is better than cutting as cutting splits the cells and can make the lettuce bitter while ripping keeps the cells intact – or so I’m told). Toss on your steak, and drizzle your salad dressing over top, and EAT UP!
Here’s the salad dressing I used for this salad. This isn’t the very best salad dressing you’re ever going to taste, but for zero carbs and zero calories, it’s amazing!
There you have it, a quick and delicious low carb lunch with only 2 net carbs!