This zesty dish proves a salad doesn't have to include lettuce. Though lamb is generally a fatty meat, lean loin chops and portion control keep dieters content. And adding in low-cal mint and carrots creates plenty of flavor in this sophisticated dinner.
Instead of nibbling on a dinner roll, eat the potatoes in this salad. Potatoes contain resistant starch, which keeps you full longer than other starches. Chicken provides lean protein, and Parmesan finishes off this dish with a sharp burst of flavor.
Ingredients: New potatoes, chicken breasts, olive oil, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, arugula, tarragon, Parmesan cheese
The oil and vinegar combo in this vegetarian dish will provide a rich flavor for the antioxidant-rich vegetables. And with 20 grams of protein and fiber, you won't have to worry about your stomach grumbling two hours later.
Ingredients: Dried lentils, bay leaf, red onion, walnuts, olive oil, red wine vinegar, herbes de Provence, garlic, asparagus, zucchini, yellow, orange, and red bell pepper, eggplant, thyme
Quinoa is rich in both fiber and protein, so it makes the perfect base for this whole-grain salad. Though the recipe contains tomatoes, carrots, and lima beans, serve over spinach leaves for a boost of antioxidants.
Ingredients: Quinoa, vegetable broth, firm tofu, olive oil, basil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, sugar, lemon rind, garlic, lima beans, tomatoes, green onions, carrots, black beans
This gourmet salad makes a great work-friendly lunchjust pack the lettuce and potato mixture in separate containers. The array of Spanish spices takes this dish up a notch, and it's full of heart-healthy fats, fiber, and satiating protein.
Ingredients: Red potatoes, green beans, cherry tomatoes, shallots, paprika, red pepper, albacore tuna, olive oil, sherry vinegar, romaine lettuce