Mushroom Micro Salad with Pastrami and Ham

This nutrient-packed salad was David Casebeer’s secret weapon during the Nutrient Density Challenge in which he made some significant progress optimising his diet and his health in just four weeks:  

  • Weight loss = 10.8 lbs or 4.9 kg.
  • Body Fat = 2.2% reduction
  • Waist = 1.5 inches lost
  • Fasting blood sugar reduction = 55 mg/dL!


One serving provides only 170 calories but has 21 g of protein, 4 g of fat and 10 g of net carbs.


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  


Portabella Mushrooms 150g
Spinach 25g
Pastrami 30g
Apple Cider Vinegar1tbsp
Salt11/4 tsp
Ham, smoked, extra lean50g

Suitable for

  • fat loss
  • blood sugar & fat loss
  • maximum nutrient density

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