When the weather warms up, it’s time for you to start eating a little less. Healthy eating will get you swimsuit-ready for summer, but it can also be pretty boring. Brighten up your meals with simple spring salad recipes.
Grilled salmon salads are very stylish right now, so you’ll see a lot of them on restaurant menus this spring. But you can actually make this at home. Three ounces of salmon is about 150 calories, if you cook it on a grill or grill pan with no butter or oil. Cut this into small pieces and serve it on top of mixed salad greens and two tablespoons of shredded Parmesan cheese. Parmesan is very low-calorie and low in carbs, making it a tasty and guilt-free salad addition. With no dressing, this spring salad is around 200 calories.
Tomato and Watermelon
You don’t need complicated recipes to create some of the best spring salads, just fresh ingredients. Dice half a tomato and a slice of watermelon to create a fresh, vibrant salad that looks amazing on the plate. Mix the fruit together in a bowl with 1 cup of crumbled Feta cheese. The cheese is only about 40 calories, the fruit adds around 20. Serve this on a bed of spinach greens.
The flavors are already bright, so you won’t need to add dressing. Want to add a little bit of bite? Try grinding some fresh pepper over the top to kick the flavor up a notch. That’s a tasty, easy lunch for about 75 calories.
Spinach and Strawberry
Spinach and strawberry spring salad recipes are trendy right now, and for good reason. The tart taste of the strawberries pairs nicely with the crisp spinach leaves. Slice up four strawberries and mix them up with 2 cups of spinach leaves. That’s just 30 calories, so drizzle a tablespoon of vinaigrette on there for another 50 calories if you like.
Shrimp and Corn
Spring weather is great for grilling, and grilled food tastes delicious in a salad. Grill 4 medium-sized shrimp and one medium-sized cob of corn. Scrape the cob with a knife to remove the corn and toss this with 2 cups of mixed salad greens. Serve the grilled shrimp on top to create a delicious, warm spring salad for about 200 calories. If you want to add a little flavor, sprinkle on two tablespoons of ground Parmesan. This only adds about 20 calories, much less than a salad dressing.
Eat more salads during spring, and you’ll be prepared for the fashion of this summer. With simple recipes, it’s not hard to eat healthy.