8 Healthy Salads for Work-From-Home Days

Craving smarter weekday lunches at home? Try these delish throw-together salads!

#1. Greens with Chicken & Bacon
Toss together spinach leaves with roasted chicken breast chunks and bacon pieces, tossed with a good-quality vinaigrette, or just some olive oil with vinegar.

#2. Greens with Scallions, Cucumber & Smoked Salmon
Use a couple of greens (whatever looks good: cabbage, spinach, romaine spears, etc.), a cut up scallion, cucumber chunks and a 4-ounce package of smoked salmon (try for Pacific, wild caught). Safeway, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts & Whole Foods all carry good brands. Dress with olive oil, lemon and salt and pepper.

#3. Romaine Leaves with Steak, Onions & Peppers
Break out the leftovers. Slice steak very thin and add red onion, peppers and guacamole to the leaves. Delicious!

#4. Asian Inspired
Toss mixed greens, peas, carrots, scallions and edamame with store-bought peanut dressing. Top with chopped nuts of your choice.

#5. A Hint of Spice
Mix arugula (or other greens: spinach, kale, romaine) with chicken pieces or deli turkey, artichoke hearts, roasted pepper, chopped mushroom and scallions.

#6. Mediterranean Flair
Combine mixed lettuces with a hummus, roasted pepper, sautéed mushrooms and roasted sweet potato (roast and chop potatoes the night before).

#7. American Style
Throw together cucumber slices, radish slices, mixed lettuces, tomato slices, bean sprouts, green peas or garbanzo beans and top with a clean vinaigrette dressing.

#8. Mexican Fiesta
Simple and delish! Mix corn, black beans and red onion and top with olive oil and lemon or lime juice, salt and pepper to taste.

Tip: If the salad doesn’t have a built-in protein, you can top it with any of your favorite pick-ups or leftovers to make sure you’ll be fully satisfied and energized.

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