Easy and Healthy Salad Recipes that You Can Make at Home

A workout routine is not the only thing that you should have to stay fit and healthy. You should also watch what you eat. Consuming too much processed food can add unnecessary pounds to your body, so you need to balance this out by eating measured amounts of protein and greens.

Unfortunately, a lot of people find it very bothersome to prepare healthy salads at home. That’s why we are introducing 3 salad recipes that only take a few minutes to prepare and are packed with nutrients that will keep you up and move all day. Plus, they’re delicious, too!

 

 

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Greek Salad with Chicken

This gluten-free dish is perfect for men and women who are on a low-sugar diet. It is low-calorie, too, so it can be a great dish to eat when you are trying to lose weight. It is filling, and the amazing mix of flavors will make you enjoy eating and reach out for more. This recipe makes 3 servings.

What you need:

  • 2 ½ cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/3 cup red-wine vinegar
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill or oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Time needed for preparation:

25 minutes

How to prepare:

Step 1: Grab a large bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, garlic powder, dill, salt, and pepper. This is going to be your dressing.

Step 2: Add the chicken, lettuce, cucumbers, onion, olives and feta to the bowl.

Step 3: Toss until everything is coated evenly. Serve.

 

 

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Rainbow Salad

This colorful dish will be appealing to teens and children – it looks like a plate full of fun. Rainbow salads are very rich in vitamins, including Vitamin A, C, and B6. It helps strengthen your immune system and keeps your skin clear and bright.

   What you need:

  • 1½ cup of bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1½ cup broccoli, chopped
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ cup radishes, diced
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • Dressing of your choice

Time needed for preparation:

10 minutes

How to prepare:

Step 1: Place all the ingredients in a medium-sized salad bowl. Toss until everything is coated evenly.

Step 2: You can add herbs and spices to enhance the flavor of the dish.

 

 

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Thai Citrus Chicken Salad

This salad is popular among fitness enthusiasts who are working to shed off some weight. It is high in protein and has very low calories. Unlike other salads, the unique taste of citrus in this dish will keep you wanting for more. This recipe makes 3 servings so that you can make enough for 3 lunch packs in just one go.

What you need:

  • 8 oz chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1½ cup cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup ripe papaya, sliced into matchsticks
  • ½ cup daikon, shredded
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½lime, sliced into wedges
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½teaspoon olive oil
  • Jalapeno, to taste

Time needed for preparation:

25 minutes

   How to prepare:

Step 1: In a large bowl, mix chicken breast, salt and pepper, and garlic. Set it aside for a few minutes.

Step 2: Heat olive oil in a saucepan while waiting for the flavor to settle.

Step 3: Fry chicken breast on the saucepan. Both sides should be brown. Squeeze lime on chicken after frying and set aside to cool.

Step 4: In another bowl, mix the cabbage, red cabbage, papaya, carrots, daikon, green onion, and cilantro. Set aside. This will be your salad.

Step 5: In a separate bowl, mix the soy sauce, fish sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, olive oil, minced garlic, and jalapeno. Pour the mixture into a blender and blend until it has a uniform consistency. This will be your dressing.

Step 6: Drizzle the dressing onto the salad and add chicken. Serve.

If you are planning to add salads into your daily diet, make sure you tell your doctor about it first. Although it is filled with nutrients, some vegetables may have components that could be bad for you. It would be better to ask for advice on what you can put on your salad and what you should avoid.