• Yields: 2 side-dish servings
    Approximate costs: $3.50 per serving


  • 2-1/2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 apple, with skin intact, sliced into short strips
  • The juice from a freshly squeezed lemon (about 1/4 cup juice)
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella and Cheddar cheese mix
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon soy bacon bits
  • 2/3 cup low-fat Caesar salad croutons
  • Low-fat Caesar salad dressing


  1. Divide the chopped lettuce into 2 individual serving bowls. Chop the apple and toss with lemon juice. Add to the lettuce. Sprinkle each with 1/4 cup mozzarella, 1/2 teaspoon parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon bacon bits and 1/3 cup croutons.
  1. Serve with ramekins filled with salad dressing placed in the center of each bowl.

Food writer: Carolyn Cashen


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