Salads To-Go: 10 Portable Salads for a Healthy Work Lunch

It’s one of the first foods that comes to mind when you think of healthy eating: salads.

And for good reason. Leafy greens – the base of most salads – are low in calories but abundant in vitamins, minerals, fibers and disease-fighting antioxidants. Watercress, chard, spinach and Romaine lettuce all rank in the top 10 of the most nutrient-dense foods. What’s more, dark leafy greens like kale and collards contain chlorophyll, the green pigment found in plants that’s responsible for absorbing energy from sunlight. Chlorophyll is known for its blood-building properties, helps you liver detoxify and speeds up wound healing. Not bad for a humble plant, right?

But thankfully, the era of salads consisting mostly of iceberg lettuce with cucumber and tomato is long gone. Nowadays, we love power salads packed with (plant-based) protein, whole grains, a healthy dressing and crunchy toppings.

With the weather warming up, there’s no better time to swap your good old sandwich for a vibrantly fresh salad for lunch. Take a look at these 10 lunch salads to-go that will keep you full until dinner time. Which one will you bring to work – or the park!- with you?

 

Work Lunch Greek Chicken Salad from The Wooden Skillet

Salad To-Go: Work Lunch Greek Chicken Salad from The Wooden Skillet | The Health Sessions

 

Meal Prep Nicoise Salad from Eating Bird Food

Salads To-Go: Meal Prep Nicoise Salad from Eating Bird Food | The Health Sessions

 

Healthy Taco Salad in a Mason Jar from Evolving Table

Salads To-Go :Healthy Taco Salad in a Mason Jar from Evolving Table | The Health Sessions

 

Chopped Thai Chicken Salad with Skinny Peanut Dressing from Little Spice Jar

Salads To-Go: Chopped Thai Chicken Salad with Skinny Peanut Dressing from Little Spice Jar | The Health Sessions

 

Chickpea Salad with Pesto from The View From Great Island

Salads To-Go: Chickpea Salad with Pesto from The View From Great Island | The Health Sessions

 

Kale Bistro Salad from The Kitchn

Salads To-Go: Kale Bistro Salad from The Kitchn | The Health Sessions

 

Whole30 Creamy Lemon Dill Shrimp Salad by Whole30

Salads To-Go: Whole30 Creamy Lemon Dill Shrimp Salad by Whole30 | The Health Sessions

 

Quinoa Black Bean Salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Salads To-Go: Quinoa Black Bean Salad from Chelsea's Messy Apron | The Health Sessions

 

Fall Zoodle Salad from Sunkissed Kitchen

Salads To-Go: Fall Zoodle Salad from Sunkissed Kitchen | The Health Sessions

 

Mixed Berry Balsamic Mason Jar Salad by Flavor The Moments

Salads To-Go: Mixed Berry Balsamic Mason Jar Salad by Flavor The Moments | The Health Sessions

 

Which salads to-go do you like to have for lunch?

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