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I’m a big proponent that salads should be delicious & satisfying. Switch up your normal garden variety with chicken routine for one of the below options. A salad doesn’t even have to contain lettuce – there are no rules. Get outside the box and try your favorite green dish tossed with some steamed brown rice, quinoa or whole grain couscous for a more filling bowl.

Last night at a nutrition class we talked about substance meals, those including lean protein, healthy fat and a whole grain to keep us full, satisfied and nourished. Salads are a perfect way to easily include all three, especially at lunch. Add lean grilled chicken breast, fish or beef to make the side recipes below into a meal.

12) Chicken Fajita Saladsuper easy and one the whole family will love!


11) Berry Chicken Pecan Saladfresh, slightly sweet and crunchy.


10)Chinese Chicken Salad with Creamy Almond Butter Dressinga healthier version of take out.


9) California Avocado, Walnut & Mango Chicken Saladrefreshing and deliciously unique.


8) Curried Quinoa & Roasted Butternut Squash Saladthis recipe will make you into a curry fan.


7) Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Dressinga filling meatless plate.


6) Asian Beef Salad with Sesame Orange Vinaigrette for the beef lovers, great substituted with chicken breasts too.

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5) Butternut Squash, Cherry & Pecan Salad with Warm Apple Dressing – can’t say enough about the delicious flavor combinations in this one ~ let’s just say my husband has never gotten the chance to try it.


4) Chicken Caprese Salad – super simple and quick.

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3) Blueberry Walnut Salad with Feta bursts of juicy blueberries in a salad, yes please...

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2) Grapefruit Avocado & Arugula Salad so healthy and full of fresh detoxifying citrus and healthy fat avocados.

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1) Southwest Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad one of the most loved and viewed salad recipes to date ~ great leftover for lunch the next day.


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