Stuck in a salad rut? If you’re looking for ways to mix up your lunch routine with easy-to-make, delicious-to-eat salads, Registered Dietitian Rachel Patterson of Relay Foods has some ideas for you. Packed with good-for-you veggies, fruits, and proteins, these satisfying salads will get you through the afternoon.
Kale, Apple, and Walnut Salad
This salad makes an easy chop-and-toss lunch. With nutrient-rich kale and apples, sweet dates, protein-packed kale, and a light lemon dressing, it’s a delightfully delicious and satisfying meal. Long afternoon ahead? Add chicken for a little extra staying power. Get the recipe.
Earthy Greek Salad
Loaded with flavorful vegetables, this salad is made hearty with rich avocado, crunchy cashews, and creamy goat cheese. Get the recipe.
Fennel and Apple Salad
Featuring apples and fennel, this salad celebrates the flavors of fall. Sweet and earthy, this is a perfect salad for lunch on a crisp fall day. Get the recipe.
BKT Stuffed Avocado
Bacon, kale, and tomatoes stuffed into a creamy avocado—that’s a salad we could eat every day. Easy to pack and prep at the office, this is one that’ll make your coworkers jealous. Get the recipe.
Chicken and Broccoli Salad
With a total prep time of 50 minutes, this salad requires a bit more of your attention, but it’s a breeze to pull off. Nutrient-dense and packed with flavor, this is one to make for dinner and enjoy for lunch the next day, too. Get the recipe.
Steak and Eggs Spinach Salad
Steak and eggs—for lunch! This salad comes together in 25 minutes. Ready? Set. Go! Get the recipe.
Mediterranean Chicken Salad
This is a salad that will leave you feeling totally sated. Chicken, ancient grains, dates, and avocado sit atop a bed of fresh, nourishing lettuce. Get the recipe.
Carrot Slaw with Watercress and Chickpeas
Simply layer the ingredients in a jar and go! When lunchtime rolls around, shake it up and enjoy. With chickpeas and veggie patties, this is a salad that will power you through the rest of your afternoon. Get the recipe.