Salads For Weight Loss – Top 13 Healthy Easy Salad Ideas

Chinese Chicken Salad

Make 2 servings

Ingredients you will need to prepare for making this weight loss salad recipe:

  • 6 square wonton wrappers
  • 2 cups of torn romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup of chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/2 package enoki mushrooms
  • 1/2 can of drained slice water chestnuts
  • 1 1/2 scallions, you slice them into thin round
  • 1/2 rib celery, finely chipped
  • 1 Tbsp of rice vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp of peanut oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp of sesame seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp of hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp of mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp of sriracha sauce (optional)

Step by step instructions to make this salad recipe:

  • You preheat your oven to 350° F.
  • You cut the wonton wrappers with the size of ½” strips.
  • You place these strips onto a nonstick baking sheet.
  • You coat with the cooking spray
  • Then you bake until you see they are crisp & lightly browned, roughly 5 minutes.
  • You combine the mushrooms, water chestnuts, lettuce, chicken, scallions, & celery into a large salad bowl.
  • You whisk together the sesame seeds, hoisin sauce, vinegar, peanut oil, sesame oil, sriracha sauce (if desired), and mustard powder in another bowl
  • You pour the sauce on the chicken & vegetables.
  • You toss to blend.
  • You top with the crispy wonton skins.
  • This salad is packed with 310 calories per serving
  • To make it a meal: you add1 fortune cookie with ½ cup of canned pineapple for a total 390 cal.

Grilled Chopped Steakhouse Salad

Make 2 servings

  • 2 oz French bread, you cut into ¾” cubes
  • 3/8 lb flank steak, trimmed
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/8 tsp of freshly ground pepper
  • ½ chopped small head iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, & chopped
  • 1/2 pint grape tomato, halved
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 Gala apple, peeled, cored & chopped
  • 1/4 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp of finely chopped shallots
  • 1 Tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

Step by step instructions to make this salad recipe:

  • You preheat your oven to 425° F.
  • You coat your baking sheet with the cooking spray.
  • You arrange the bread cubes onto this baking sheet into a single layer.
  • You bake until you see it is lightly golden & crisp, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  • You cool on the pan.
  • You heat your large nonstick grill pan that is coated with the cooking spray on medium-high heat.
  • You sprinkle the steak with 1/8 tsp of the salt & 1/16 tsp of the pepper.
  • You set the steak onto the grill pan.
  • You cook for about five to six minutes per side.
  • You transfer it to a cutting board
  • Then you let it stand for about 10 minutes.
  • You combine the lettuce, cucumber, bread cubes, tomatoes, bell pepper, carrots, apple & onion into a large bowl.
  • You combine the mustard, shallots, vinegar, and the remaining 1/8 salt & 1/16 tsp of pepper into a separate bowl.
  • You whisk into the oil until you see it is well combined.
  • You pour on the salad and you toss well.
  • This salad is packed with 340 calories per serving

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