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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
Meal Prep Nicoise Salad from Eating Bird Food
Healthy Taco Salad in a Mason Jar from Evolving Table
Chopped Thai Chicken Salad with Skinny Peanut Dressing from Little Spice Jar
Chickpea Salad with Pesto from The View From Great Island
Kale Bistro Salad from The Kitchn
Whole30 Creamy Lemon Dill Shrimp Salad by Whole30
Quinoa Black Bean Salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Fall Zoodle Salad from Sunkissed Kitchen
Mixed Berry Balsamic Mason Jar Salad by Flavor The Moments
Which salads to-go do you like to have for lunch?
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