Flat-Belly Diet: Philly Cheese Steak Salad - dummies

Flat-Belly Diet: Philly Cheese Steak Salad

By Erin Palinski-Wade, Tara Gidus, Kristina LaRue

This recipe for a Philly Cheese Steak Salad will help satisfy your cravings for the classic sandwich while helping you maintain your flat-belly diet. Cooking the vegetables in the sauté pan first helps to develop and intensify the flavors. If you’re short on time, just toss it all into the slow cooker — the flavors will be slightly different, but it still tastes delicious!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 2 hours

Yield: 6 servings

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 sweet onion, thinly sliced

1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 cup baby bella mushrooms, thinly sliced

1 pound top sirloin steak

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

4 slices provolone cheese, reduced fat

6 cups romaine lettuce

  1. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil and sauté the onion, pepper, and mushrooms until softened.

  2. Pour the vegetables into a round 6-quart slow cooker, and place the steak on top.

  3. Season with salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar.

  4. Layer with provolone cheese.

  5. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 2 to 3 hours, until the steak is medium-well done.

  6. Remove the steak from the slow cooker, and thinly slice.

  7. Place the romaine lettuce in a serving bowl, and top with the vegetables and steak.

Per serving: Calories 283 (From Fat 128); Fat 14g (Saturated 6g); Cholesterol 61mg; Sodium 252mg; Carbohydrate 9g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 29g.