Are you tired of eating the same old boring salad for lunch? Or do you find yourself constantly craving something more satisfying to keep you full throughout the day? Well, we have just the recipes for you! Here are three healthy and delicious salad ideas that wonâ€™t derail your weight loss goals:
1. Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Grilled chicken breast (or turkey)
Shaved Parmesan cheese
Caesar dressing (made with anchovies or fish sauce instead of anchovy paste for a low-carb option)
Romaine lettuce leaves
Crumble the grilled chicken over the top of the romaine lettuce leaves. Drizzle with caesar dressing and sprinkle with shaved parmesan cheese and crushed garlic. This salad is high in protein and fiber, making it perfect for keeping you feeling satisfied all afternoon.
2. Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Salad
Salt and pepper
Combine 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt with 1 diced cucumber, 3 cloves minced garlic, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix well and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Top with lemon juice and serve with romaine lettuce leaves or spinach. The Greek yogurt adds a nice creamy texture while also being low in calories and carbs.
3. Southwest Quinoa Salad
Red bell peppers
Salt and pepper
Cook quinoa according to package instructions and let cool. Combine cooked quinoa with 1 can black beans, 1 diced red bell pepper, 1 diced jalapeno pepper, 1/4 cup finely chopped onion, 1/4 cup finely chopped tomato, 1/4 cup lime juice, 1 avocado, 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Mix well and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. This salad is packed with protein and fiber from the quinoa and black beans, making it a great choice for staying full all day long.