RECIPES | 3-Ingredient Salads to Keep Slim and Satisfied

Summer is officially over, but the abundance of fresh, seasonal produce is still in full swing. As we transition back into our “normal” routines with work and school, you may find September feels like a good time to recommit to your wellness goals. f you’re looking to get back on track with your healthy eating habits, but are bored of eating the same thing everyday, I have some meal inspiration to offer you as we head into the fall months. Here are three simple salad recipes that will leave your taste buds dancing, your figure lean, and your family and friends asking for seconds.

These salads are great as an on-the-go lunch, or as an innovative side dish for any meal. Best of all, they all have a healthy combination of protein, fat, and fiber, that will keep your hunger satiated. I’ve also included some simple salad additions and dressing options, if you’re looking for an extra pop of flavor and texture.

Hearty Arugula

 Arugula, Avocado, Quinoa

Arugula, Avocado, Quinoa

Ingredients:

Arugula
Avocado
Quinoa

Easy Addition: steamed asparagus and/or artichoke hearts

 

Sweet & Creamy Spinach

 Spinach, Sweet Potato, Avocado

Spinach, Sweet Potato, Avocado

Ingredients

Spinach
Roasted or steamed sweet potato
Avocado

Easy Addition: toasted pumpkin seeds and/ or dried cranberries

 

Give Me a Beet

 Leafy Greens, Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese

Leafy Greens, Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese

Ingredients:

Spinach or other leafy greens
Roasted beets
Goat cheese

Easy Addition: walnuts and/ or red onion

 

Dressing options:  

  1. A squeeze of lemon juice, a drop of olive oil, and a shake of sea salt.

  2. Equal parts of Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil and water to desired thickness.