Healthy Salad Recipes & Tips

The trick to healthy salad recipes that boosts fat burning and help you sculpt a lean toned body with sexy curves is using mostly superfoods.   The more superfoods you can fit into your day the easier it is to get your lean toned sexy body.  

Get started with any of the healthy salad recipes below .  Most of these are from Corset Core Hourglass Waist plan.  Be sure to check out the healthy salad dressing recipes and the 9 healthy salad tips you must follow to keep your salad healthy.

Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe

Quinoa & Greens Grilled Chicken Salad  (pic above) - In a bowl combine 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, 2-3 tbsp olive oil, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 tomato, 1 small cucumber, big handful chopped greens (spinach, kale, chard, etc.), 2-3 tbsp onion, parsley and mint leaves (optional), any other veggies you love, black beans (optional), salt and pepper to taste. Measure out 1 cup and serve on a medium or small plate with 3 oz grilled chicken on top.

More Healthy Salad Recipes for Your Best Body Ever Faster

Salmon Cashew Cranberry Salad 

  • 2-3 handfuls of mixed greens
  • 3-4 oz canned salmon or grilled salmon (grilled tastes better)
  • 1-2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp cashews
  • lemon juice & pepper

Apple Radish Edamame Salad 

  • 2-3 handfuls of mixed greens
  • 1/2 apple chopped
  • 2 dates chopped
  • 1/4 cupped cooked edamame
  • 2-3 radishes chopped
  • 1 tbsp almonds
  • 1 tbsp bleu cheese (feta or gorgonzola are great too)
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 1 tsp olive oil, lemon juice, pepper (optional)

Arugula Feta Watermelon Salad

  • 2 handfuls of arugula
  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons feta

Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

The best way to make sure your healthy salad recipes stay healthy is to avoid store bought salad dressings and make your own.  Making your own dressing is simple and helps keep calories under control and keeps toxic ingredients that end up in your fat cells and slow weight loss out of your diet. Here's two simple recipes we use often:

Honey Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette: mix 3 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp balsamic or regular vinegar, 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp honey, pepper and herbs of your choice (makes 2-3 servings).

Cider Lime Vinaigrette: mix 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup, sea salt and black pepper (makes 3-4 servings).

9 Tips to Make Healthy Salad Recipes Work for Your Best Body Goals

  1. Use organic ingredients as often as possible. Organic veggies have more nutrients and are not full of toxic pesticides that get stored in your fat cells.  Nutritionally deficient fruits and veggies can lead to nutritional stress and stubborn stress fat.
  2. Make your own salad dressings.  It only takes a few minutes and saves you a ton of calories, fat, and toxins from additives, preservatives and food colorings found in those highly processed salad dressings (even the ones that look healthy are usually bad for you). 
  3. Cut up a ton of veggies on a Sunday or Monday and store extra veggies in plastic containers so you can assemble a salad quickly during the week.  A healthy organized fridge = healthier eating.
  4. If you are too busy to spend more than a few minutes making your salads then buy precut washed and ready to eat veggies and greens.  They are more expensive but also more convenient on weeks when you are too busy to wash and cut produce. 
  5. Eat as many nutrient dense veggies as you like but take it easy on the heavier ingredients like protein, cheeses, dried fruits, nuts, avocado.
  6. Drink a glass of chia water with your salad if you are not having protein with your healthy salad.  The chia seeds will help you feel full longer.
  7. Make sure your other meals are super healthy too.  Eating a healthy salad a day only works  for a lean toned body if your other meals are healthy too.  That means you need to eat veggies with your other meals too : ) 
  8. Aim for a balance of protein, veggies, fruit, and carbs that is right for your metabolic type. Carb types can take it easy on the protein and still feel full longer while protein types need to take easy on the starchy carbs and add more protein to stay full longer.
  9. Have fun with your healthy salad recipes!  Don't be afraid to experiment with ingredients.  Some of the tastiest most satisfying salads are a combination of ingredients that you never thought to toss in a bowl together.