3 Protein-Rich Salad Recipes For  Weight Loss

Anyone who has decided to reduce weight has been confronted with the prospect of a salad recipe consisting solely of lettuce, low-fat dressing, and no flavour.


The problem is, those sorrowful salads aren't going to help you lose weight! You must consume food that keeps you full and content in order to lose weight in a long-term manner; otherwise, you will not stick to the healthy salads.


That's why we've compiled a list of the greatest salad recipes for weight reduction from our own blog (and others). We've uncovered some delicious protein-packed salad recipes that aren't too high in fat or carbs.


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But isn’t every salad a weight loss salad?

Because most salads are low calorie salads, even if it's simply a bowl of greens, almost any salad can be a part of a weight loss meal plan.


However, if you're looking for a salad to eat for lunch or supper, you'll need the correct ingredients.

What should you look for in a weight loss salad recipe?

  • 15g of protein or more
  • Whole grain carb sources (eg. brown rice, pasta, buckwheat, quinoa) or starchy vegetables (eg. sweet potatoes, potatoes)
  • Less than 600 calories
  • At least 5g+ of fibre
  • Less than 25g of fat (less than 8g of saturated fat)

List Of Salads

Vegan Chickpea Summer Salad

Summer Blackberry Salad with Cashew Ricotta

High Protein Black Bean and Corn Summer Salad

Ready in: 15 minutes
 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 can chickpeas (1 can = 15.5 oz)
  • 1 bunch parsley, fresh
  • 1 lime (zested and juiced)
  • 1 beetroot, pre-cooked
  • 2 tbsp mixed seeds (eg. pumpkin & sunflower seeds)
  • 1 orange (sliced in filets)
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (eg. sriracha)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Ready in: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients

 
  • 1 cup quinoa, dry, rinsed
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • 1 large cucumber, chopped
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • cashew ricotta

Ready in: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 can black beans (kidney beans also work well! 1 can = 15.5 oz)
  • ½ can sweet corn (1 can = 1.75 cups/ 15oz)
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 spring onions
  • cup instant couscous (get the ‘just add water’ variety for quickest results. If you have it/like it then quinoa can also be used here)
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika powder
  • 2 tsp chili flakes (less can be more, so scale down if you don’t want it with much of a kick)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped; dried is fine too)

 

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