Salads shouldn’t be boring, and these three salads are far from it. Get your greens on with these tasty options covering all meal types. From the family style dinner salad, to a quick snack. These filling and satisfying salads will make eating healthy anything but bland.
THE FAMILY STYLE DINNER SALAD:
ASIAN CHICKEN SALAD
For the dressing:
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
Pinch of ground ginger
For the salad:
1 cup cooked chicken breast, chopped or shredded
1 cup shelled edamame beans, cooked according to package directions and cooled
2 medium bell peppers, diced
1 cup shredded carrots
4 cups tricolor coleslaw mix
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
3 green onions, chopped, optional
1/4 cup toasted almonds, optional
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, optional
Mix the garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and ginger in a small bowl to make the dressing.
Place the chicken, edamame, bell peppers, carrots, and coleslaw mix in a large bowl. Toss to combine.
Add the dressing to the salad, and combine until the salad is fully coated. Add the cilantro, and mix again.
Sprinkle the green onions, toasted almonds, and sesame seeds on top, if desired.
Serve immediately, or let it chill for 1 hour for the best taste possible.
Recipe makes 5 servings calories 190 Total Fat 5 g Total Carbohydrate 26 g Protein 13 g
LIGHT SNACK SALAD:
WATERMELON FETA SALAD
1 Cup Arugula
½ Cup watermelon cubed
1 tbs feta crumbles
1 tbs pine nuts
½ tbs balsamic dressing
Add arugula to large bowl, toss in balsamic dressing
Top with watermelom, feta crumbles and pine nuts
Recipe makes 1 serving calories 132 Total Carbohydrate 9g Protein 5g Total Fat 9g
FILLING ‘MEAL’ SALAD:
3 oz sirloin
1 cup spinach
12 chopped almonds
⅛ cup shredded cheese or crumbled feta
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tbsp balsamic vinegar)
Salt & Pepper
Add 1/2 tbs olive oil to the pan, reserve other half for dressing.
Preheat pan to medium high. Salt and pepper steak on both sides.
Grilled steak to desired doneness, allow the steak to rest 3-4 min.
Toss arugula in remaining olive oil and balsamic dressing
Top arugula with cheese, almonds, sliced steak. Salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe makes 1 serving calories 429 Protein 23 g Total Fat 33 g Total Carbohydrate 10 g