Aug 28, 2015
- Braising greens
- Bell peppers
- Skillet tomato sauce with tortellini
- Steak, lemon-y braising greens, sautéed corn with bacon, jalapeno and potatoes
- Linguine with the New York Times' recipe for fresh tomato sauce, simple salad with lettuce, shaved parmesan, fresh black pepper, olive oil and lemon juice
- Crispy chicken salad with lettuce, red cabbage, cucumber, bell peppers, tomatoes, olives and bacon bits with yogurt dressing
- 2 cups fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
- 2-3 scallions, chopped
- ½ bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1-2 garlic cloves (more garlic will yield a spicier gazpacho, less a milder one)
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ lemon, juiced
- Salt and red pepper flakes
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Aug 17, 2015
French Lentil Salad With Goat Cheese And Walnuts[caption id="attachment_141664" align="alignnone" width="700"] Splendid Table[/caption] Hearty lentils form the base of this French-inspired salad, which gets an extra hit of protein (and flavor) from chopped walnuts and goat cheese. It keeps well and is easy to prepare ahead of time, making it a great option for weekday lunches -- make a big batch on Sunday and portion out for the week.
Skinny Chicken And Avocado Caesar Salad[caption id="attachment_141663" align="alignnone" width="700"] Cafe Delites[/caption] Most health-conscious people have learned to steer clear of caesar salad, since it’s usually loaded with fat and sodium. Thanks to clever swaps like hard boiled eggs and dressing made with greek yogurt, this healthier version keeps the rich flavor but amps up the protein and ditches much of the unnecessary fat.
Thai Grilled Steak Salad[caption id="attachment_141665" align="alignnone" width="700"] The Kitchn[/caption] Steak will give you energy and keep you full for hours, which makes it a wonderful addition to simple salads. This surprisingly light summer salad combines the ideal serving of grilled steak with healthy greens and bold Thai flavors guaranteed to satisfy.
Sweet Potato And Chickpea Salad[caption id="attachment_141667" align="alignnone" width="700"] Avocado Pesto[/caption] Who says a vegan, gluten-free salad can’t be flavorful and filling? Try this sweet potato and chickpea salad, packed with protein and healthy starches, as a main course or a side dish. Either way, you’ll find yourself licking your plate clean.
Shrimp Salad With Hominy, Arugula, And Lime[caption id="attachment_141668" align="alignnone" width="700"] Food and Wine[/caption] Shrimp is another surprisingly satiating source of protein, with a flavor and texture that works well in many different types of salads. This recipe combines juicy shrimp with creative, southwestern-inspired flavors (hominy and lime? Yes, please!) that will keep your taste buds happy and your stomach full.
Vegan Curry Tempeh Salad[caption id="attachment_141669" align="alignnone" width="700"] Dietitican and Debbie Dishes[/caption] Here’s a meatless option that’s just as filling as its carnivore-friendly counterparts. With ingredients like tempeh, pumpkin seeds, and tahini, this salad doesn’t skimp on flavor or protein. READ MORE: 6 Steps To Make The Perfect Kale Salad
Healthy Cobb Salad[caption id="attachment_141670" align="alignnone" width="700"] PopSugar[/caption] Standard cobb salads excel in the protein department but aren’t exactly a healthy option, thanks to copious amounts of salty meats, cheeses, and dressing. That’s why this 370-calorie cobb salad recipe is such a welcome alternative. Chicken, turkey bacon, and hard boiled egg make it a satisfying meal for lunch or dinner.
Spicy Kale, Quinoa, And Black Bean Salad[caption id="attachment_141671" align="alignnone" width="700"] The Glowing Fridge[/caption] This salad is not only vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free, every one of its main ingredients -- kale, quinoa, and black beans -- delivers a generous amount of protein. If that wasn’t enough, the spicy Tex-Mex can be described as a healthy version of a Chipotle salad bowl. Is your mouth watering yet?
Tuscan Tuna And White Bean Salad[caption id="attachment_141672" align="alignnone" width="700"] BevCooks[/caption] For days when you’re starving but it’s too hot to turn on the oven, throw together this tuna and white bean salad, which is as delicious as it is filling. Enjoy with a glass of white wine, close your eyes, and pretend you’re at a villa in Italy overlooking the Mediterranean.
Ginger Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad[caption id="attachment_141673" align="alignnone" width="700"] Cooking Classy[/caption] Tired of the same old mixed greens? Change things up with this chopped salad, which combines cabbage, carrots, almonds, and grilled chicken with a bold array of Asian flavors. The result? Anything but your average lunch. READ MORE: How To Order A Stunning Salad
Aug 18, 2015
- If you're craving something crunchy, try nuts; a bowl of whole grain (non-sugary) cereal with low-fat milk; popcorn; or sliced vegetables with hummus.
- If you're craving, something creamy, reach for plain Greek yogurt and stir in some cinnamon, a tablespoon of coconut flour, and a tablespoon of cocoa powder. Or try a sliced banana with a teaspoon of nut butter, or ½ an avocado with a dash of sea salt.
- If you're craving something sweet, add a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup to plain yogurt; spread 1 slice of toast with PB and jelly; or reach for a favorite protein bar, such as Kind, Lara, or Chia Warrior.
- If you're craving something salty, try ¼ cup of salted almonds or dry-roasted edamame. Single-serving cheese sticks are also a great choice, which you can pair with ½ cup of grapes or a few whole grain crackers.
- If you're craving something savory, make a few turkey rolls-ups or enjoy a hard-boiled egg or piece of cheese. A slice of toast with tomato and cheese is also a great way to feed your late-night pizza-tooth.
- If you're craving something unusual, try my personal weird-is-good favorite: a steamed sweet potato with a teaspoon each of peanut butter and jelly.