Want to look good and feel good? The standout nutrients in veggies, fruit and legumes can help get you there! Try these five fantastic salad recipes to painlessly work more of their powerful health benefits into your life:
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1. Roast Chicken Raspberry Walnut Salad Recipe
You’ll like this fun, healthy twist on classic chicken salad. Roast the chicken a few days in advance to throw it together faster. Or use leftover roast chicken or a (yummy) store-bought rotisserie chicken.
2. Lemon Dill Shrimp and Avocado Salad Recipe
Ready for a refreshingly different take on salad? This features cooked shrimp with a creamy sauce that combines bright lemon and refreshing dill. Served over half an avocado with crisp greens, the beautiful salad transports easily.
3. Zesty Bean Salad Recipe
Enjoy three staples of the Mediterranean diet — vegetables, legumes and olive oil — in one dish. Extensive research shows that eating Mediterranean can help you avoid chronic disease and maintain a healthy weight.
4. Crunchy Broccoli Salad Recipe
This unique crowd-pleaser features broccoli, a powerhouse cruciferous vegetable, and heart-healthy walnuts. The orange juice dressing brings sweetness to the recipe, while the broccoli and sunflower seeds add texture (and crunch).
5. Purple kale salad with apples and walnuts
This simple salad rises above the ordinary, thanks to the beauty, texture and nutrients of its main ingredient: purple kale. The carrot, beet and cranberries bring extra flavor and color, while the apple adds sweetness.