Lettuce-Free Salads, Rejoice!

January 01, 2015
New Year’s Resolutions to eat healthy are great—until another lettuce-based salad shows up for lunch. It doesn’t take long for the leafy greens to lose their luster. But just because you’re over the green stuff doesn’t mean you have to give up on eating healthy, altogether. Try these three yummy (and healthy!) lettuce-free salad alternatives next time you’re craving comfort food and lettuce won’t do the trick.

Give in to the beet

Lettuce-Free Salads, Rejoice!
There just isn’t enough time to talk about all the ways beets are healthy for you. Plus, they’re so tasty! Especially when paired with rich burrata cheese, fresh basil, lemon zest, olive oil, salt and fresh cracked pepper. Eat it for lunch or as a side dish at dinner and you won’t even miss those holiday pies. And who knows, it looks so yummy even your kids might want to try it! Full Recipe
Lettuce-Free Salads, Rejoice!

Better not say no to butternut

Lettuce-Free Salads, Rejoice!
Butternut squash is the star of this salad—and our hearts. The butternut squash is roasted and combined with sweet crunchy walnuts, pickled red onions, crumbled goat cheese and fresh parsley. The combination of flavors and textures make it a salad that you’ll want seconds of. And thirds. And fourths. And maybe even fifths.  Full Recipe
Lettuce-Free Salads, Rejoice!

Warm up to farro

Lettuce-Free Salads, Rejoice!
Farro is a hearty grain high in fiber and a good source of iron and protein, so it’s a perfect base for a healthy salad. Combine chewy farro with roasted chickpeas, salty feta, crunchy carrots, spicy dressing and fresh cilantro for a hearty, healthy and delicious meal. It’s a salad win-win! Full Recipe
Lettuce-Free Salads, Rejoice!
Lettuce-Free Salads, Rejoice!