It's always a good idea to include at least a serving of vegetables in your everyday meals. And if you're feeling guilty about not having enough vegetables in the morning and at lunch, you can always help your body detox overnight by eating a salad dinner that's fresh and light.
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (Joyful Healthy Eats)
This Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad from Joyful Healthy Eats is a great recipe you can easily pull off anytime of the week. The salad itself is basically made out of four ingredients - lettuce, tomato, grilled chicken and hard boiled eggs. The recipe suggests using homemade Caesar dressing though you can always opt for the store-brought kind, just make sure to check the nutrition table and ingredients list on the bottle.
"What I love about this salad is almost everything in here is grilled! The chicken, the tomatoes, and even the lettuce. It makes for one ultimate grill recipe … can you tell I can’t wait for the summer and all the fun BBQ parties!"
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast
- salt & pepper
- 1 head of romaine lettuce, cut in half
- 1½ cups cherry tomatoes
- 2 hardboiled eggs, cut into quarters
- Homemade Caesar Dressing
- optional: croutons
Kale Salad With Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette (Damn Delicious)
Damn Delicious has a recipe for a fresh dish called Kale Salad With Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette. If you feel like you haven't been eating enough greens these past few days, then you should definitely make a big bowl of this salad. The avocado gives this salad a creamy texture, while the quinoa makes it filling without making it too heavy.
"I bring you a kale salad, chockfull of avocado, quinoa, pomegranate seeds, pecans, and crumbly goat cheese tossed in a Meyer lemon vinaigrette. It’s perfect as a light lunch or even a meatless Monday dinner option."
- 4 cups chopped kale
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
FOR THE MEYER LEMON VINAIGRETTE
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
- Zest of 1 Meyer lemon
- 1 tablespoon sugar
Paleo Antipasto Salad (Tastes of Lizzy T)
This Paleo Antipasto Salad from Tastes of Lizzy T is a great salad to whip up alongside a chicken dinner or steak dinner. The chunky salad made out of Roma tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, olives and pepperoni is a flavorful number that will definitely liven up your palate. The dressing is a simple vinaigrette made of olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic and herbs.
"This antipasto salad is completely customizable to your liking. Add whatever type of fresh veggie that you’d like. It’s yet another great Whole30 side dish that you can take to a picnic, or just fix up at the beginning of the week and take along as your lunch."
3 cups diced Roma tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 1/2 cups cucumber sliced and quartered
1/2 cup sliced olives
1/3 cup chopped pepperoni
1/2 cup chopped onion
For the Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
Ludy's Kitchen Healthy Tip:
It's always a great idea to eat vegetables raw. But if you just have to cook them, you can try blanching the vegetables to keep them crisp and fresh.
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