19 Healthy Meal Prep Salads
Yes, we are going to talk about salads. Eventually. But, first, a love letter to salads: Your crispy, refreshing greens, your creamy, luxurious dressings and endless varieties. Oh, the toppings- from earthy roasted veggies to the tender bite of grains, the combinations and taste sensations are endless. These 19 drool-worthy salad preps prove that healthy and delicious can go hand in delicious hand.
When it comes to meal prepping, a salad can be your best friend! Hint: the order you layer your ingredients can make a big difference. Start with salad dressing, then top with protein, any grains, then hearty veggies and finally your greens. Keeping your greens on top prevents them from getting soggy.
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Try this famous Middle Eastern recipe for a flavorful, and vegan, meal prep.
Asparagus Mimosa Salad
Whoever said salads are only suitable for lunch has not yet tried this breakfast salad (yes, we said “breakfast salad”). Eggs are packed with protein and flavor, so get to grating those babies for this tasty breakfast recipe.
Greek Chicken Salad
This Mediterranean number has no time to be a part of a boring lunch or dinner. Ditch your traditional salad for this Greek Chicken recipe, you’ll never look back!
Grated Beet and Carrot Salad
Your mother would be so proud to know that you are now eating your beets and carrots with nary a complaint. Share this simple recipe with her, she’ll love you even more.
Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Salad
I think we can all agree that bacon is life. This meal prep not only gives you bacon but also keeps it healthy. Snag it here.
Kale Caesar with Chickpea Croutons
Who knew a Caesar salad could get any better? Here is a healthier spin on a classic. Find the recipe here.
Edamame Black Bean Salad
This quick and easy recipe is packed with nutrients and does not skimp on flavor. It is the perfect way to increase your family’s protein intake.
Simply the Best Chicken Caesar Salad
There can never be too many spins on Chicken Caesar salads. Never. Is this one truly the best? Let us know what you think after trying this recipe.
This French salad is one “full of flavor and texture.” It definitely does not skimp on the ingredients, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, olives, and onions. Give this legendary salad a try and you too will fall in love with it.
Mango, Papaya and Avocado Salad with Edible Flowers
Delight your eyes and your palate with this 10-minute recipe proves that flowers are just as good for your tummy as they are easy on the eyes.
Quinoa Avocado Salad
Ten minutes + Six healthy ingredients = One healthy meal that you will be sure to add to your go-to list for meal prep ideas.
Crunchy Asian Salad
If a salad on the go is your dream (No? Just mine?) your dreams have come true with this simple recipe made and stored in a Mason jar for added convenience. Just pop it open and enjoy.
A Very Red Salad
The color red is so alluring and captivating, and so is this salad, which boasts red radishes, pomegranates and a variety of other tasty red things.
Five-Minute Sauerkraut Salad
Meal prepping is always better when there is less time involved in the actual prepping. This dish gets you much closer to tastiness. In fact, in five minutes, this healthy salad will be ready to go.
Hawaiian Chicken Salad
Pineapples make everything a little sweeter, including a healthy grilled chicken salad. Here is a perfect, and easy recipe to add to your meal prep cookbook.
Tomato and Olive Salad
Vegans and carnivores alike will rejoice and celebrate this beautifully colored salad that sings springtime with fresh tomatoes and olives mixed to healthy perfection.
Fresh Fruit Spring Salad
Fresh fruits and veggies are the key to healthy, clean eating. Spruce up your greens with nearly all the colors of the rainbow with this healthy recipe.
Healthy Quinoa Taco Salad
Meal Prepping will become a thing of ease and your taste buds will thank you for this taco flavored utopia when you add this recipe to your collection.