Healthy salad for men

Chef Ben Patterson, UCHealth Memorial Hospital shows us a salad for men that incorporates cool alternatives to normal salad fare that are items typically liked by men.

Healthy Greens – Romaine and Tuscan Kale which are softer and better to eat than the fibrous stereotypical Kale.

Lean Meat – Filet or Sirloin. Sirloin is a lean alternative that is less price prohibitive so the dish is approachable for more frequent use.

Healthy Fats – Avocado, Avocado Oil and Swiss Cheese

Broccoli – contains indoles which helps prevent testosterone form into estrogen

Balsamic Vinegar and orange segments– Salt is a flavor enhancer that is over used and good acids can replace the salt with a like effect on the palate.

Protein Crunch for crouton substitute that will be toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)



1 cup Romaine (chopped)

1 cup Tuscan Kale (Ribbed and Chopped)

4 oz. Filet of Beef

1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil

1 Teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar

½ Avocado (Medium)

1oz Swiss Cheese Sliced (2 slices)

1/2 cup Broccoli Florets

¼ cup Toasted Pepitas

1 Orange (Segmented)

1 Tablespoon Basil Chiffonade

1 Teaspoon Mint Chiffonade

2 Tablespoons Orange Juice

9 Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes (3 of each color)