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20 Hearty Salads You Can Meal Prep This Week


The worst thing about eating a salad for lunch (or dinner for that matter) is that, all too often, you wind up feeling hungry again just a few hours later, your stomach rumbling just in time for your afternoon meeting or bedtime routine. The answer, it seems, is a heartier salad. Add meat, beans, quinoa, or grains. Opt for more vegetables, healthy fats, or filling vegetables like sweet potatoes. Your salads can absolutely be a full meal—and definitely don’t have to be boring. To prove it, we rounded up 20 hearty salads that you can meal prep this week for a healthier, more exciting meal time.


1. Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Salad


2. Castelvetrano Greek Pasta Salad


3. 15-Minute Quinoa Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing


4. Southwest Chicken Salad


5. Mexican Chickpea Salad

Source: Isabel Eats


6. Chicken Avocado Club Salad


7. Mediterranean Farro Salad


8. Honey and Lime Quinoa Salad Bowl with Spicy BBQ Chickpeas


9. Panzanella Salad


10. Indian Spiced Rice and Lentil Salad


11. Couscous Salad with Lime Basil Vinaigrette

Source: Pinch of Yum


12. Chickpea Tuna Salad


13. “Eggy” Tofu Cube Salad with “Any Greens” Sunflower Seed Pesto


14. Lentil Salad with Cucumber


15. Curry Cashew Chickpea Quinoa Salad


16. Black Bean Mason Jar Salad


17. Chopped Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad with Walnut Dressing


18. Kale and Sesame Salad with Scallion Pancake Croutons


19. Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Source: Foodie Crush


20. Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad