We can agree that, for the regular Joes and Janes (like pretty me), it’s hard to consider losing weight and go on diets.
To tell you the truth, the popular foods eaten during diets are not that appetizing for me. Perhaps that’s why I hate them so much! Lol!
But today, I found out some good salad recipes that actually taste good and cherry on the cake, make you lose weight and be healthy!
I have a love and hate relationship with salad.
I love salad because it’s super healthy and super easy to make but I also hate it, why? Because not all salad recipes are delicious.
For many years I’ve been trying to find a better way to eat salad deliciously and one day I realize.
To make a salad more tasty is to make a good combination of vegetables and the dressing. Most important is the dressing!
I always thought that salad needed to be eaten plain with just olive oil, salt, and pepper but many recipes actually incorporate many types of healthy dressing.
That’s when I realize that I could change this love and hate relationship! Oh Yeah!
You can actually eat delicious salad. Isn’t it mind-blowing?
These are my tastiest salad recipes that will make you lose weight and be healthy!
Now the thing with salad is either the dressing that you’ll put will help you on your diet or will it ruin your diet?
The key is in the dressing! What type of dressing you’ll make and how much you’ll put in the salad is important to maintain your diet.
Let’s say like this… If you make a salad dressing that incorporates mayo, it’s better to put one or two tablespoons to make the salad tasty but won’t ruin your body figure.
My little trick is that, after drizzling the dressing and mixing it, is to wait for 10 minutes or more to give time for the dressing to be absorbed by the salad and make it less bland.
Now, I’ve changed my view on salads and I’m proud to say I’m a salad lover now!
So If you want to change your love and hate relationship also then check out these recipes to change your mindset and join me to live a healthy lifestyle!
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#1 Cilantro Lime Avocado Salad
Choosing a salad in the heat of the summer is going to not only be tasty but also keeps me fueled to do those awesome outdoor activities. ~ Nate via Wanna Bite
#2 Chopped Chicken Salad
Chopped Chicken Salad utilizes seasonal fruits and vegetables and easy baked chicken to create a hearty, colorful, protein-packed salad! ~ Christel via Diabetes Strong
Don’t just eat McDonald’s, get something a bit better. Eat a salad. That’s what fashion is. It’s something that is a bit better. – Vivienne Westwood
#3 Roasted Courgettes Salad with Lemon, Chili, Basil, and Crispy Shallots
#4 Apple Chicken Salad with Dijon Mustard Dressing
#5 Chicken Fajita Salad
#6 Sheet Pan Mediterranean Spinach Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing
Here’s a colorful and protein-packed salad recipe for you, and the roasted chicken, cauliflower, and chickpeas that star in this Sheet Pan Mediterranean Spinach Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing keep it feeling warm and hearty — even on a cold winter’s day. ~ Rachel via Mash Up Mom
#7 Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
For sure this is going to be a go-to salad and the best things about salad is you can add whatever you want and it will always (almost) taste awesome. ~ Lindsay via See Lindsay
#8 Grilled Pineapple Kale Salad
Beach Dreaming Grilled Pineapple Salad is going to take away those ‘not quite winter, not quite spring’ blues and bring healthy eats with a sweet citrus twist to the plate. ~ Lauren via Hunger Thirst Play
No phone, a movie, a glass of wine, and some salad. Perfect! – Kate Moss
#9 Fall Salad with Kale, Sweet Potatoes, and Creamy Maple Curry Dressing
This Healthy Fall Salad with Kale and Sweet Potatoes is the perfect clean eating meal anytime you’ve been eating too much heavy holiday food or fall and winter fare.
It’s easy to make and feels great in your stomach! ~ Myra and Laurier via Delicious on a Dime
#10 Oriental Chicken Salad
Perfect for lunch or dinner, this Oriental Chicken Salad is loaded with veggies and chunks of chicken! ~ Kathy via Beyond the Chicken Coop
#11 Summer Veggie Pasta
Summer isn’t complete without the pasta salad! This gluten-free, allergy-friendly, vegan pasta salad is packed with bright summer veggies and tossed with a zesty Italian oil-free dressing.
A classic made healthy and safe for everyone to enjoy at any summer cook-out! ~ Rebecca via Strength and Sunshine
#12 Taco Salad
If you’re looking for how to make an easy taco salad recipe, try this low carb, healthy taco salad with ground beef. Just 10 ingredients & 20 minutes prep! ~ Maya via Wholesome Yum
#13 Nutty Brocolli Salad
Nutty Broccoli Salad is the perfect BBQ side dish. It has great flavor and textures. The dressing gives it a little bit of creaminess. ~ via Coffee With Us 3
#14 Spinach Salad with Bacon and Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
This Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Honey Mustard Vinaigrette brings it all together with fresh baby spinach, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, red onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and croutons.
The warm bacon honey mustard vinaigrette is just perfect with this and is bursting with flavor. ~ Beth via Small Town Woman
#15 Homemade Salad
Make better homemade salads with this collection of simple tips, an easy & good-for-you apple cider vinaigrette dressing recipe. ~ Jazzmine via Dash of Jazz
A well-made salad must have a certain uniformity; it should make perfect sense for those ingredients to share a bowl. – Yotam Ottolenghi
#16 Reuben Chopped Salad with Russian Dressing
All the delicious flavors of your favorite classic diner sandwich, but in a healthier low carb Reuben chopped salad rendition.
Complete with scratch made Russian dressing. ~ Kyndra via Peace Love and Low Carb
#17 BBQ Ranch Chicken Recipe
This BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad is very high in protein while the black beans are as a strong contender in phytonutrient benefits and provide special support for digestive tract health.
It’s a perfect meal to bring to work, to a picnic, a family reunion, or to make for dinner when in a hurry! ~ Lynn via Ottawa Mommy Club
#18 Mushroom Bacon Salad
You will love this mushroom bacon salad recipe from the very first bite. Dig into this salad today!
If you love mushrooms…or perhaps even if you don’t….this is the salad for you! ~ Angie via The Country Chic Cottage
Now, besides the recipes above, I want to add some recipes that don’t incorporate any meat.
Have you ever had those days that you just want to eat vegetables? I have!
Eating protein with vegetable is good but sometimes when you get bored with it, you just want a plain salad.
These recipes are perfect for you and you don’t have to eat a plain vegetable salad. Instead, make it yummy with a perfect combination dressing!
HEALTHY NO MEAT SALAD RECIPES
#19 Vegan Mexican Chopped Salad with Avocado Dressing
Easy and delicious gluten-free recipe of a vegan Mexican chopped salad with avocado dressing.
Perfect lunch salad, packed with dietary fiber and protein. ~ Elena via Happy Kitchen. Rocks
#20 Vegan Caesar Salad With Grilled Lettuce and Herb Croutons
This easy vegan caesar salad is extra special with creamy cashew dressing, grilled lettuce and homemade herb croutons.
It’s simple to make and perfect as a main meal or side dish. ~ Kate via Veggie Desserts
#21 Healthy Vegan Greek Salad
Easy, flavorful, vegetarian and vegan Greek salad with chickpeas and a light Greek salad dressing.
I’ll be making this hearty salad on meal prep days and for parties all spring and summer long. ~ Marina via Yummy Mummy Kitchen
#22 Green Salad, Grapefruit and Red & Golden Beets with Balsamic Dressing
The weather is FINALLY warming up which means I’m keeping the oven off and opting for quick and easy meals like this gorgeous green salad with semi-sweet pink grapefruit tossed with raw red and golden beets (yes, eat them raw and save the roasted beets for another time), cherry tomatoes, sliced almonds, and goat cheese. ~ Shannon via Pass Me Some Tasty
#23 Spiced Herb Lentil Salad with Avocado
This Spiced Herb Lentil Salad with Avocado is a lip-smacking salad infused with eastern flavors and loaded with protein, fiber, healthy fats and robust nutrients! ~ Roxana via The Delicious Descent
I make an enormous amount of salads, but my salads are like meals. They’re amazing. I like going down to the farmers’ market and looking to see whatever you can find, because you can put anything in a salad. – Andie MacDowell
#24 Grilled Peach Salad with Grilled Lemon Honey Dijon Dressing
My favorite Summer Time Meal has to be hands down salads. They are so light yet filling, perfect for those hot night! ~ Leah via Messy Cutting Board
#25 Kale Salad with Mango Dressing
This healthy kale salad with mango dressing is perfect after Thanksgiving! It’s light, ready in less than 15 minutes, nutritious & easy to make! ~ Julia via Healthy Foods Tube
#26 Cersei’s Bitter Green and Sour Apple Salad
As the premiere of Game of Thrones approaches, I’ve been preparing Westeros themed meals in anticipation of the big day.~ Felicia via Starving Chef Blog
#27 Summer Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
The dressing is made with lots of strawberries for a vibrant flavor and color and is otherwise very simple.
The salad is almost a meal on its own, but you could have it with a soft-boiled egg or some falafel to add protein. ~ Alexandra via Occasionally Eggs
Which one of these healthy salad recipes made you salivate? Let me know in the comments below.
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