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8 Healthy (and Satisfying) Salads

Anyone else have a renewed motivation to eat a bit healthier right now?

It’s the start of a new year, and there’s something invigorating about the chance for a fresh take in the food department.

Nothing’s more fresh than a salad of course, but let’s face it, they can get a little bit boring or leave you feeling less-than-full.

These eight salads get the job done and will have you asking for seconds (which is perfectly acceptable, in this instance!)

Dig in!

Black Bean and Corn Salad

CornSalad

Chopping, sorting, and mixing are minimal in this zesty Southwestern salad. Eat it on its own, or serve with your favorite chips or some grilled chicken for an even heartier meal.

White Bean Salad with Preserved Tuna and Parsley Vinaigrette

WhiteBeanTuna

This lean salad packs a mean protein punch. Beans and tuna combine to keep you powered-up and full. Perfect for lunch!

Mayo-Less Egg Salad

EggSalad

This mayo-free version of classic egg salad is still satisfying and flavorful, with a combination of fresh herbs and tangy Dijon. Eat as a sandwich, side, or main!

Salmon Niçoise Salad

Salmon

The French Riviera comes to your dinner table in this high-protein salad. Mixed greens are dressed in a vinaigrette that’s bright and tangy and topped with eggs and salmon.

Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad

CousCous

Couscous (granules of wheat flour – might not sound tasty, but it is!) adds body to this flavorful salad. The roasted vegetables really shine, and while eggplant and zucchini are featured here, you could sub in favorites like broccoli, squash, or carrots for your own spin.

Lentil-Potato Salad

LentilSalad

This salad will fill you up, and definitely not let you down. Make this protein-rich salad (thanks lentils!) as a filling main or delectable side.

Green Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Salad with Warm Pita Bread for Wrapping

GrilledChickenSalad

Switch up dinner or lunch with a quick trip to the Mediterranean. And depending on your preferences, the pita bread is optional – you’ll love it with or without!

Spinach Salad on Garlic Croutons

SpinachSalad

The  trick to this salad is making your own crusty garlic croutons. Combine them with a few bites of pancetta, and you’ve got a perfect dish for lunch or dinner.

[Top image via Flickr / timsackton]


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