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4 Easy Meal Prep Side Salads

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Every meal prep deserves a great side dish! Sometimes it’s easier to approach organizing your weekly routine when you focus on the sides. In today’s video, it’s all about salads!

Try a salad recipe, customize it according to flavor and your wellness goals and then add your choice of protein.  Simple!

Check out my other meal prep sides video!

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Recipe 1

Winter Squash Primavera Salad

Prep 15min
Cook 20min
Total 35min
156cal

Ingredients

Ingredients for 5 servings:

  • 1 cup baked winter squash, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • spray olive oil
  • 3oz uncooked wheat penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced and chopped
  • 1/4 cup pasta water
  • 1 cup parmesan, shredded or grated
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • sea salt & pepper
  • Garnish
    • fresh parsley, chopped

Steps

Step 1

Set oven to 400F.

Step 2

Slice winter squash down the middle and spoon out seeds. Spray the halves with olive oil then place them face down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake for about 40 minutes until soft. Allow it to cool enough to handle, then peel it and chop it into pieces.

Step 3

While that’s baking, prepare the wheat pasta.  Once the pasta has been cooked, do not discard the pasta water since we’ll need some.

Step 4

Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat and spray with olive oil.  Add the zucchini and bell peppers – and if desired, garlic – and cook until the veggies are seared, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 5

Add the pasta, veggies and chopped squash to a bowl, then add in the remaining ingredients. Fold everything together, then season to taste with sea salt & pepper.

Step 6

Garnish with parsley and enjoy this salad warm or cold.

Calories156cal
Protein9g
Fats5g
Carbs19g
Fiber3g
Sugar3g
Recipe 2

Horseradish Mashed Potato Salad

Prep 10min
Cook 10min
Total 20min
134cal

Ingredients

Ingredients for 5 servings:

  • 1 1/2lb red potato, raw
  • 4 tablespoons horseradish
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil mayo (or lite mayo)
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup arugula, chopped and packed
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • sea salt & pepper to taste

Steps

Step 1

Bring a pot of water to a boil, add red potatoes. Cook for at least 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and tender.

Step 2

Add the potatoes to a bowl and mash them with a masher or fork.

Step 3

Add the remaining ingredients and mix everything together with a fork or spatula.

Step 4

Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.

Calories134cal
Protein3g
Fats3g
Carbs23g
Fiber3g
Sugar4g
Recipe 3

Turkey & Shredded Brussels Salad

Prep 5min
Cook 12min
Total 17min
137cal

Ingredients

Ingredients for 6 servings:

  • 1 1/2lb Brussels sprouts, thinly chopped or shredded
  • 5 slices natural turkey bacon, from leg meat and nitrate free, uncured
  • Dressing
    • 1/2 cup olive oil mayo (lite mayo)
    • 1/8 cup Dijon
    • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (or more depending on your preferences)
  • 5 tablespoons goat cheese crumble
  • sea salt & pepper to taste

Steps

Step 1

Mix together the ingredients for the dressing and set aside.

Step 2

Cook bacon until crispy. Then chop and crumble into pieces.

Step 3

Use a sharp knife or mandolin to thinly slice or shred the Brussels sprouts into a bowl. Add the bacon bits and toss together.

Step 4

Pour the dressing over the Brussels sprouts and mix. Lastly, fold in the goat cheese crumble or divide the salad into 5 portions and sprinkle goat cheese over each one.

Step 5

Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.

Calories137cal
Protein10g
Fats7g
Carbs11g
Fiber4g
Sugar4g
Recipe 4

Greek-Inspo Farro Salad

Prep 10min
Cook 5min
Total 15min
166cal

Ingredients

Ingredients for 6 servings:

  • 1 cup farro, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives (with oil)
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons feta crumble
  • sea salt & pepper to taste

Steps

Step 1

Cook farro according to the package instructions. I simply cook mine the same way I prepare brown rice.

Step 2

Add the farro to a large bowl then add the remaining ingredients. Fold everything together and season to taste with lemon and sea salt & pepper.

Calories166cal
Protein8g
Fats4g
Carbs25g
Fiber3g
Sugar2g
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Details

Prep 40min
Cook 47min
Total 1h 27min
Total Calories: 593cal
Total Carbs: 78g
Total Fats: 19g
Total Protein: 30g
Total Fiber: 13g
Total Sugar: 13g
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Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!