Looking to eat a little lighter and healthier? We've rounded up our favorite salads that are fresh, delicious and satisfying.
I love the hearty and cozy meals for cold winter days. But we've had beautiful, warm weather this week that has me eagerly awaiting spring! And with warmer days I'm craving fresh, healthy salads and lighter and leaner food.
Maybe your part of the world is starting to warm up too, or maybe you're just dreaming of warm days. Either way, I think you will love these fresh, delicious and satisfying salad recipes. They can stand alone as a light meal or add a protein to bulk them up a little. Be sure to pin for later, and enjoy!
Love a hearty, healthy, salad that's bursting with bright, fresh flavor? This Chopped Mediterranean Farro Salad is a meal on its own or a great side!
Think you don't like kale salad? Think again! This delicious Tuscan Kale Salad with crisp, buttery bread crumbs, salty, savory Parmesan and a fabulous lemon basil dressing will have the most adamant kale hater requesting seconds!
This beautiful Blueberry Arugula Herb Salad is super healthy and probably the freshest, most delicious salad that you'll ever have the pleasure of meeting... or eating! It's perfect for a crowd, great for parties, potlucks and picnics!
Think you need to avoid Italian food if you're trying to eat healthier? Nope! This fabulous Slow Roasted Tomato Ancient Grain Salad is loaded with all the delicious flavors of Italy, minus the refined carbs and high-calorie counts!
This delicious Roasted Carrot Salad with Honey Cider Dressing is a perfect (and gorgeous) side for just about any entree. It also makes a fabulous vegetarian meal on its own!
Fresh, healthy and delicious this make-ahead Strawberry Kale Salad is perfect for summer picnics, potlucks and parties. The honey lemon dressing and candied pepitas take it over the top!
If salads seem a bit boring to you, you haven't tried this delicious, vibrant BEST Greek Salad that's loaded with texture, color and fabulous flavor. The fresh herb dressing is the crowning glory!
This healthy Roasted Veggie and Crispy Chickpea Salad combines crispy, spicy chickpeas, caramelized veggies, Israeli couscous, buttery, toasted pine nuts and a generous shower of fresh herbs. It makes a delicious side or fabulous main course!
This Strawberry Spinach Salad is pretty as a picture. The Basil Dressing and Sweet, Spicy Glazed Pistachios are the crowning glory!
With an easy, sweet, tangy dressing and a topping of caramelized pecans, this delicious, fresh Strawberry Clementine Salad will add a splash of pizzazz to any meal.
Thought for the day:
I always add a Scripture here but these lyrics (from the song linked below) seem so appropriate for the crazy and sad times that our world is experiencing right now.
God our fortress and our strength
The rock on which we can depend
Matchless in his majesty
His power and authority
Unshaken by the schemes of man
Never-changing, Great I Am
Kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall
He is faithful through it all
What we're listening to for inspiration:
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