8 Salads Which Satisfy That Hungry Belly Monster

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Easy salads never satisfy that hungry monster in your bell. It seems unsatisfying when you try to stick to just a lettuce salad. A lackluster bowl of lettuce can leave your stomach growling minutes later. That’s when you hit up the sweet snack or vending machine at work.

Well, we at Eat Out Loud will not stand for that! We have come up with 8 salads that satisfy that hungry monster in your belly. Not only will you get your allowance of greens and veggies but some protein to boot.

Adobo-Marinated Grass-Fed Flank Steak With Spinach Salad

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Filling grass-fed beef is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and tastes fantastic with this cilantro and citrus marinade.

Calories: 386

INGREDIENTS:

  • Steak
  • orange juice
  • lime juice
  • adobo seasoning
  • cilantro
  • garlic
  • corn
  • olive oil
  • jícama
  • spinach
  • roasted red peppers
  • avocado
  • queso fresco

Pizza Panzanella Salad

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This Italian bread salad provides perfect Mediterranean flavor for less than 350 calories. Even though it’s meatless, the navy beans and feta cheese will surely satisfy.

Calories: 336

INGREDIENTS

  • Italian cheese–flavored pizza crust
  • romaine lettuce
  • cherry tomatoes
  • red onions
  • kalamata olives
  • cucumbers
  • navy beans
  • roasted red peppers
  • feta cheese
  • red wine vinegar
  • dried dill
  • fennel seeds
  • extra-virgin olive oil

Moroccan Lamb Salad With Carrots and Mint

This zesty dish proves a salad doesn’t have to include lettuce. Though lamb is generally a fatty meat, lean loin chops and portion control keep dieters content. And adding in low-cal mint and carrots creates plenty of flavor in this sophisticated dinner.

Calories: 227

INGREDIENTS:

  • Lean lamb loin chops
  • garlic
  • Greek-style yogurt
  • lemon juice
  • cinnamon
  • cayenne pepper
  • carrots
  • fresh mint
  • golden raisins
  • scallions

Chicken Salad With Potatoes and Arugula

Instead of nibbling on a dinner roll, eat the potatoes in this salad. Potatoes contain resistant starch, which keeps you full longer than other starches. Chicken provides lean protein, and Parmesan finishes off this dish with a sharp burst of flavor.

Calories: 369

INGREDIENTS:

  • New potatoes
  • chicken breasts
  • olive oil
  • white wine vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • arugula
  • tarragon
  • Parmesan cheese

Grilled-Vegetable Salad With Lentils

The oil and vinegar combo in this vegetarian dish will provide a rich flavor for the antioxidant-rich vegetables. And with 20 grams of protein and fiber, you won’t have to worry about your stomach grumbling two hours later.

Calories: 404

INGREDIENTS

  • Dried lentils
  • bay leaf
  • red onion
  • walnuts
  • olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • herbes de Provence
  • garlic
  • asparagus
  • zucchini
  • yellow, orange and red bell pepper
  • eggplant
  • thyme

Lobster and Corn Salad With Tarragon Vinaigrette

Perfect for spring or summer, this protein-rich salad can be thrown together in 20 minutes. Using seasonal foods adds a layer of freshness, and the entire dish comes in at less than 300 calories.

Calories: 290

INGREDIENTS

  • Champagne or white wine vinegar
  • lemon juice
  • shallots
  • tarragon
  • olive oil
  • corn
  • lobster meat
  • chives

Black Bean–Quinoa Salad With Basil-Lemon Dressing

Quinoa is rich in both fiber and protein, so it makes the perfect base for this whole-grain salad. Though the recipe contains tomatoes, carrots, and lima beans, serve over spinach leaves for a boost of antioxidants for healthier salads.

Calories: 232

INGREDIENTS

  • Quinoa
  • vegetable broth
  • firm tofu
  • olive oil
  • basil
  • lemon juice
  • Dijon mustard
  • sugar
  • lemon rind
  • garlic
  • lima beans
  • tomatoes
  • green onions
  • carrots
  • black beans

Spanish-Style Tuna and Potato Salad

This gourmet salad makes a great work-friendly lunch—just pack the lettuce and potato mixture in separate containers. The array of Spanish spices takes this dish up a notch when it comes to salads, and it’s full of heart-healthy fats, fiber, and satiating protein.

Calories: 239

INGREDIENTS

  • Red potatoes
  • green beans
  • cherry tomatoes
  • shallots
  • paprika
  • red pepper
  • albacore tuna
  • olive oil
  • sherry vinegar
  • romaine lettuce

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