10 Delicious Salads That Will Help You Lose Weight

Salads are the go-to dish when you’re on a diet. That’s because they’re light, healthy and quite delicious. Plus there are so many varieties you can try it’s actually hard to get bored with salads. We’re not just talking just about salads that only contain greens and spring vegetables but about all kinds of salads, one more interesting than the other.

Creamy pasta salad

Mix 12 ounces of whole wheat rotini pasta (cooked), a cup of low-fat Greek yogurt, half a cup of pesto and ¾ cups of sun-dried tomatoes (drained and chopped). What’s you’ll get is a delicious salad which is best served cold. You can also add a few other things that you like such as beans or corn.{found on skinnyms}.

Pasta and veggies

Pasta is not usually something you include in your diet when you’re trying to lose weight, especially considering the traditional recipes. This one, however, is different. So mix your cool pasta with low-cal Italian dressing, sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced black olives and diced green bell pepper. If you want, you can also add some feta cheese.

Asian noodle salad

To make this salad, cook a medium baby bok choy with a cup of shredded carrots, 2 sliced green onions, ginger, a clove of garlic and half a cup of Italian dressing. After 4 minutes stir in some spinach and leave it in for another minute. In a separate container combine ¼ cup of dressing, 1 tsp of soy sauce and 8 ounces of spaghetti and spinach mixture. Garnish with toasted almonds.

Santa Fe salad

This is the type of salad you can eat for dinner and feel full and satisfied without desiring anything else. The ingredients include: 6 tbsp of low-fat mayonnaise, 3 tbsp of cilantro, 3 tbsp water, a minced scallion, 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, 2 tsp of sugar, ½ tsp chili powder, black beans (15 ounce can), one and a half cups of cooked corn, 2 cups of grape tomatoes, a red bell pepper and 8 cups of shredded romaine lettuce. The first 7 ingredients are for the dressing.

Spinach and feta

Perfect for the summer, this salad is light and easy to make. You need baby spinach leaves, some dried cherries of cranberries, carrot shavings, feta cheese and some raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Put everything in a bowl and mix.

Arugula and red pepper salad

This recipe is so simple you’ll love it. All you have to do is layer arugula leaves on a plate and then add roasted red peppers and some chopped basil leaves. Top with a bit of balsamic vinaigrette and enjoy. In addition to being super easy to make it also has only 40 calories per serving.

Taco salad

This recipe delivers a fresh and healthy salad in a familiar and appealing form. It contains beans, squash, zucchini, red onion, mushrooms and salsa made of tomatoes, cilantro, onion and, if you want, avocado. Season with cumin and chili powder and serve in iceberg lettuce leaves.

Asparagus salad

For this salad you need a few stalks of asparagus which you chop and cook in olive olive and garlic. Season with black pepper and serve on a bed of mixed greens. Then add a chopped or sliced hard-boiled egg. There’s no need for any type of dressing.

Fruit salad

Like we’ve already mentioned, salads don’t only contain veggies. For example, a fruit salad can be just what you need to keep your energy up in the afternoon or to start the morning fresh. So mix some fruits in a bowl and enjoy. This recipe contains strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, grapes, starfruit, pineapple, mandarin, oranges, blackberries and watermelon.

Tropical salad

Similarly, this is a fruit salad, perfect for breakfast. It includes oranges, pink grapefruit and fresh pineapple to which you can also add kiwi, pomegranate and anything else you like. You can serve with a bit of Greek yogurt on the side.

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