There are two types of salad people in the world. Those that think of salad as oh-man-all-I-can-eat-on-my-diet-is-rabbit-food people that choke down a salad while wishing for something dripping with grease. And then there’s those of us who love salad. I mean, c’mon… crisp leafy lettuce tossed with a colorful array of vegetables and paired with succulent fruits and drizzled with the perfect dressing to make a mouthwatering experience of garden fresh foods. Mmmmmm! I can’t get enough!
But as much as I love salad, it’s one of those foods that I can very easily get stuck in a rut of eating the same garden salad or making the same side salad dish. Having a favorite, easy to make salad is a great idea. In fact, my girlfriend from The Comfort Table even named a salad after herself, Katherine’s Everyday Salad. It’s quick, easy, healthy and her comfort salad.
But sometimes you just need a change from the ordinary. So whether you’re going for a hearty meal or looking for a nutritious side dish, these lettuce salads are far from ordinary… they’re sensational!
I’ll warn you though… sensational doesn’t always mean healthy. If delicious new recipes is what you’re looking for… full speed ahead! However, if weight loss is your goal in salad consumption, realize that some salads could actually be pushing you further away from your goal. Yup, sometimes salad can actually make you fat. It’s the sinfully delicious carb-filled crunchies and hidden sugars in salad dressing. So make sure you are in the know of healthy salad topping options and alternatives so you’re able to stick to those healthy eating habits you’re longing for.
SENSATIONAL SALAD IDEAS
Summer Berry Chicken Salad | Copykat
Steak Salad With Avocado Dressing | The Complete Savorist
Kale Apple Chicken Salad | DIY Candy
Confetti Corn Salad | Food Folks and Fun
Sweet Heat Salad | Simply Stacie
Arugala Strawberry Salad | Cook Eat Paleo
Cabbage Kale Salad | The Complete Savorist
Turkey Waldorf Salad | Slap Dash Mom
Santa Fe Pasta Salad | Five Spot Green Living
Mixed Berry Chicken Salad | Divas Run for Bling
Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad | Almost Super Mom
Citrus Salad | Fluster Buster
Rasberry Spinach Salad | Fluster Buster
Apricot Lobster Salad | Momma Young at Home
Italian Carrot Salad | I Love My Disorganized Life
Creamy Pasta & Ham Salad | You Brew My Tea
Thai Cabbage Salad | You Brew My Tea
Orange,Beet & Feta Salad | Feel Good Foodie
Strawberry Apple Quiona Spinach Salad | Simple Veganista
Avocado Lime Chicken Salad | Eat Well 101
Simple Earth Salad | Rebel’s Kitchen
Mediterranean Kale Salad | The Gourmet RD
Vegetarian Indian Thali Cucumber Salad | Cook’s Hide Out
Katherine’s Everyday Salad | The Comfort Table
And to add a couple of our Makeovers & Motherhood creations…
Skinny Broccoli Salad
Creamy, crunchy, sweet, savory and delicious! It contains bacon so of course it’s amazing!
Simple, Scrumptious, Single-Serving Egg Salad
So it’s not a lettuce salad, but it’s too darn good not to share! A healthy alternative to a sandwich, this pita pocket is stuffed with flavor and few calories!
Happy healthy eating, friends!