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Satisfying Salads for Every Day of the Week

posted: 03/07/18
by: Kristine Boyd

 

Salads are the perfect lunch because they are healthy and keep you from feeling weighed down in the middle of the day. However, without enough protein and substance they can result in a mid-day trip to the vending machine. If you are sick of iceberg lettuce with bland dressing, you need to try these flavorful, satisfying salads that will keep energized throughout the day!

Monday: Rejuvenating Broccoli Salad by Half Baked Harvest

Start off the week with this hearty and healthy broccoli salad. This salad is filled with tons of delicious vegetables and covered in a warm, tangy dressing. The best part of this dish is the pomegranate seed and blood orange segments mixed in. This adds a fresh, citrusy flavor that makes the salad extremely fresh!

Tuesday: Chickpea Tuna Salad by Skinny Taste

Take your average tuna salad up a notch by adding chickpeas! They add loads of extra protein to your salad making sure that you will stay fuller longer. This is also an extremely easy salad to prep on those busy mornings before work.

Wednesday: Abundance Green Salad by Minimalist Baker

Time for your mid-week power salad! This salad is packed with tons of delicious roasted vegetables and topped with a savoy tahini dressing. This is one of those kitchen sink salads where you can pretty much throw in everything and anything you want!

Thursday: Cherry Chicken Salad by Spoon Fork Bacon

This flavor-packed salad is filled with tons of perfectly cooked chicken and perfectly ripe cherries. Salads with unique flavor combinations will keep you from getting burnt out on healthy meals. Switch things up and try this delicious salad with a sweet poppy seed dressing!

Friday: Sesame Soba Noodle Salad by Pinch of Yum

You made it to Friday! Treat yourself a little with this sesame soba noodle salad. This delicious pasta-based salad is sure to keep you full while satisfying all your lunch-time cravings. Pasta salads also store very well in the fridge, so you can enjoy leftovers all weekend long!

sesame soba noodle salad, yep yep yep ??? with cucumber, carrot, chicken, soba noodles, and a quick spicy peanut sauce. a noodle salad is my kinda salad. . sauce: 3 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (I use a fresh paste) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup peanut butter 3-4 tablespoons water 2-3 tablespoons sesame seeds 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes . blend sauce ingredients in a food processor. combine with cooked/shredded chicken, carrots, cucumber, cooked soba noodles, fresh cilantro, sesame seeds, and the rest. ?? . hope everyone had a happy Father's Day! . #noodles #soba #peanuts #salad #glutenfree #eeeeeats #easyrecipes #recipe #video #recipevideo #buzzfeast #buzzfeedfood #bhgfood #feedfeed #instayum #onthetable #eatingfortheinsta #huffposttaste #foodblogfeed #eater

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Saturday: Italian Sub Chopped Salad by Smitten Kitchen

It's officially the weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a deconstructed Italian sub! This is essentially a sandwich without the bread. All you have to do is roughly chop your favorite sandwich ingredients and top it with Italian dressing!

Sunday: Zesty Shrimp and Avocado Salad by Skinny Taste

End the week with a delicious shrimp and avocado salad. This easy dish is perfect for a Sunday lunch or dinner at home. Not only is it packed with flavor, but it's extremely healthy! This is a great way to get ready for the week ahead!

Coming up with lunch and dinner ideas can be a pain. But when you plan out a week of delicious salads, you will look forward to your meals every day. This is a fun way to get more vegetables in your diet! For more easy meals, try the best meal prep chicken ever!