This easy Meal Prep Cobb Salad recipe is a simple healthy lunch option to make for the week. This salad is full of flavor from chicken and bacon, and packed with veggies and healthy fats to keep you feeling full. Not only is it delicious, this salad is also Whole30 compliant, Paleo, and dairy-free. Made in partnership with my friends at Ello Products.
The Perfect Healthy Lunch Recipe: Easy Meal Prep Cobb Salad
There is nothing like a flavorful, fresh salad for a quick and hearty lunch. This cobb salad recipe is perfect for meal prep and will give you an easy lunch option that you can grab and go all week long.
Cobb salads are one of my personal favorites because they are hearty and packed with protein. Chicken, bacon, and hard boiled eggs are all full of the protein your body needs to feel great.
Keep reading to learn how to meal prep this easy cobb salad!
Cobb Salad Ingredients
These easy cobb salads are made with just a few simple ingredients that really pack a huge punch of flavor. If you are tired of boring salads that do not keep you full, a cobb salad is a great option. The combination of lean protein and healthy fats will keep you feeling full without causing that midday slump.
To make these easy Cobb salads, here is what you need:
Bacon (look for a sugar-free variety if you need to keep this casserole Whole30 compliant)
Romaine lettuce or mixed greens
Hard boiled eggs
Your favorite salad dressing
How to Assemble Your Cobb Salads
Making these cobb salads really could not be easier. All you have to cook is the chicken and bacon, chop your veggies, and then assemble.
Step 1: Cook the bacon and chicken. To make the bacon, slice it into small strips and cook until crisp. Then, when the bacon is fully cooked, remove it from the pan and let it drain on paper towels.
You can then use the same pan to cook your chicken breast. Start by seasoning the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
Then cook the chicken breast in avocado or coconut oil for 4-6 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked. The length of time will depend on the thickness of the chicken breasts. Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove it from the pan to cool and thinly slice into pieces.
Step 2: While the chicken and bacon cook, it is the perfect time to prep the rest of the veggies for the salad and make the hard boiled eggs. Chop the lettuce, dice the tomatoes and cucumber, and prep the avocado.
Step 3: Once all of the components of the salad are prepared, all you have to do is assemble each individual salad in a meal prep container. I love using the Ello DuraGlass 10pc Meal Prep Set to store my salads.
Start with a base of lettuce and mixed greens, then add the veggies, hard boiled eggs, bacon and chicken. Just like that, you’re done with meal prep and have a salad you can easily grab for lunch each day!
Why I Love Ello Prep Containers to Store My Salad
I love using Ello DuraGlass Meal Prep 10pc Meal Prep Set to store my salads because they have an air-tight lid that easily snaps on to keep fruits and veggies fresher longer. The worst thing is prepping a salad in advance only to have it go limp the next day. Ello’s air-tight lids have a secure snap to keep air out and the freshness in.
Plus, each Ello DuraGlass lid is crystal clear! I love this because it allows you to see exactly what is in each container. No need to waste time trying to figure out which container has today’s lunch.
The bright silicone sleeves also makes it easy for you to see them in your refrigerator and keeps the containers from sliding around on your refrigerator shelves or slick surfaces. These glass containers containers are also BPA free and dishwasher safe, which is a must for me.
How to Serve Your Cobb Salad
I like to hold off on dressing my salads until right before it is time to eat. My favorite dressing to use on a cobb is a lemon-herb tahini dressing because it has a similar tangy flavor to blue cheese which is traditionally used on cobb salads. Another great salad dressing option is this jalapeño ranch that is also completely dairy-free!
First, cook the bacon and chicken. To make the bacon, slice it into small strips and cook in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. When the bacon is fully cooked, remove it from the pan and let it drain on paper towels.
Season the chicken breast with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Add ½ tbsp of avocado oil to the skillet and cook the chicken breast for 4-6 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked. The length of time will depend on the thickness of the chicken breasts. Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove it from the pan to cool and thinly slice into pieces.
While the chicken and bacon cook, prep the veggies for the salad and make the hard boiled eggs. Chop the lettuce, dice the tomatoes and cucumber, and prep the avocado.
Once all of the components of the salad are prepared, assemble each individual salad in an Ello Meal Prep meal prep container. Start with a base of lettuce and mixed greens, then add the veggies, avocado, hard boiled egg, bacon and chicken. Store in the fridge until you are ready to eat.