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Move over, lettuce! Fresh takes on healthy salads

Salads are a great way to get multiple servings of fruits and vegetables. Traditionally, lettuces such as iceberg and romaine are used as a base for salads. However, these can get boring after a while. Switch up your salad routine with these tasty recipes.

Hawaiian Anuenue Salad – This delicious salad provides you with all of the colors of the fruit and veggie rainbow. You’ll find it uses spinach rather than lettuce for added nutritional benefit.

Black Bean, Corn and Edamame Salad with Cilantro and Lime Dressing This is a simple and versatile dish packed with plant-based protein. There is no lettuce or leafy green used at all in this recipe, so it is a great option to make ahead and pack for lunches during the week since there are no ingredients that will wilt!

Asparagus Salad with Sesame Chili & Lime Dressing This tasty recipe uses asparagus in a very creative way! The inclusion of peanuts adds a nice crunch.

Chickpea Salad with Lemon, Parmesan and Fresh Herbs – Chickpeas are a versatile legume that can work with a variety of flavors. In fact, the author of this recipe suggests two additional variations, one with spice and one with curry! It is another great make-ahead-of-time option.

Roasted Edamame Salad – Described as a “meal in a bowl,” this delicious recipe gets added flavor from roasting the vegetables beforehand.

Broccoli Salad – This creamy salad also gets some added flavor from including bacon. You can make this recipe even healthier by swapping avocado for mayo and turkey bacon for regular bacon. Omitting the bacon altogether can make it even healthier!

Broccoli Rabe with Chickpeas and Ricotta – If you’re interested in a salad worthy of dinner, this may be a good option for you! It is served warm and makes a satisfying meal!

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