How to Build a Winter Power Salad
Mexican Chicken and Vegetable Salad
This zesty, crunchy salad is hearty enough to be your main dish, thanks to 10 grams of fiber and 37 grams of belly-flattening protein.
Ingredients: Rotisserie chicken, extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lime juice, chili powder, salt, radicchio, jicama, avocados, cilantro leaves, almonds, scallions
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Tuna, Bean and Escarole Salad
If you have leftover escarole, sauté it in olive oil with garlic as a side, or stir it into soup.
Ingredients: Lemon juice, garlic, fresh rosemary, salt, pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, escarole, canned tuna, canned cannellini beans, jarred roasted bell peppers, ricotta salata or Parmesan
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Roasted Carrot Salad
If your dates are still hard, soak them in hot water for a few minutes to soften, then thoroughly pat dry before chopping them for the salad.
Ingredients: Carrots, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, lacinato kale, lemon juice, grainy mustard, honey, dates, pecorino or Parmesan
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Toasted Rye Bread Panzanella
Research shows that rye can help control blood sugar and keep appetite in check, but look for whole-grain rye bread to reap these benefits.
Ingredients: Rye bread, apple cider, cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, extra-virgin olive oil, chicken sausage, apples, small red onion, celery, parsley, salt and pepper
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Mediterranean Crispy Chickpea Salad
This crunchy salad makes for a great light lunch that's only 224 calories.
Ingredients: Extra-virgin olive oil, cumin, salt, chickpeas, garlic, red wine vinegar, oregano, pepper, romaine, English cucumber, small red onion, kalamata or green olives, feta
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Indian Cauliflower and Quinoa Salad
This salad is packed with immunity-boosting ingredients. Cauliflower packs vitamin C, and the turmeric in curry powder has curcumin, a compound that fights inflammation and may help protect against cancer.
Ingredients: Extra-virgin olive oil, curry powder, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper, cauliflower, quinoa, yogurt, baby spinach, red grapes, cashews
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