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15 Healthy & Easy Salad Recipes

When I was meal prepping like a boss when I worked in corporate, I had a mason jar salad pretty much every day for lunch - but it was always the same. 

If I would have found these easy and healthy salad recipes (well, most of them are healthy, hehe) from Damn Delicious, I would have been way more inspired to mix it up!

I found it was just easier to make a salad I knew - and loved - but now I can have 15 more salads I know and love! From kale to quinoa to pasta, and toppings like avocado, bacon or mandarin oranges, you'll definitely be able to find a few new faves for yourself.

Here's to mason jar salads, if you're on the go, or making them at home when you've created the freedom and flexibility for yourself to be a #BossLady and fulfill your entrepreneurial dream working from home!

15 Healthy & Easy Salad Recipes

BBQ Chicken Salad – This healthy, flavourful salad comes together so quickly, and it is guaranteed to be a hit with your entire family. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Harvest Cobb Salad – The perfect fall salad with the creamiest poppy seed salad dressing. So good, you’ll want to make this all year long. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad – Loaded with fresh avocado and applewood smoked bacon tossed in a lemon-thyme dressing. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Whole Food’s California Quinoa Salad – A healthy, nutritious copycat recipe that tastes 1000x better than the store-bought version. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Asian-style Cobb Salad – This salad serves as the perfect light meal, full of protein and veggies with a simple sesame vinaigrette. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Greek Salad – This healthy Greek salad is absolutely amazing when tossed in a light and refreshing lemon vinaigrette. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Quinoa Fruit Salad – This protein-packed quinoa salad is balanced with a tart vinaigrette and refreshing mint. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Taco Salad – All the flavours of a taco in a healthy salad with a refreshing, tangy lime vinaigrette. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Chinese Chicken Salad – Restaurant quality that you can easily make right at home, except it’s healthier and a million times tastier. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette – Perfect as a light lunch or even a meatless Monday dinner option. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Asian Quinoa Salad – A quick and easy healthy quinoa salad dressed in sweet and tangy Asian flavours, loaded with tons of veggies. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Shrimp Cobb Salad – A light, filling salad loaded with roasted shrimp, bacon bits, and avocado in a tangy, refreshing vinaigrette. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Caprese Avocado Salad – A refreshing salad loaded with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and avocado with a sweet balsamic reduction. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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BLT Chopped Salad – All the goodness of a BLT in a healthy salad form with a refreshing lime vinaigrette. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing – A tex-mex style salad with an incredibly creamy Greek yogurt cilantro dressing. [GET THE RECIPE.]

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Sesame Soy Brussels Sprout Slaw

Believe it or not, I only found out last year that I actually like brussels sprouts! I had never tried them before, and I hadn't really searched for the opportunity to try them either. They have that childhood connotation that they're gross, so I just didn't bother, haha.

And to be honest, I don't even remember how it came about that we decided to try them. Maybe my husband just decided one day to make them for dinner - but I DO remember how delicious they were!

He had baked them on our Pampered Chef stoneware with a bit of extra virgin olive oil and some seasoning. The edges crisped up, but the brussels sprouts themselves were so tender! And whatever spices he used were super delicious.

We fell in love with them, and make them relatively often now (although not too often because they also make me a little gassy... hehe).

This Asian-inspired brussels sprout slaw is a perfect side dish to whatever you're having for lunch (or even dinner). I typically eat a small amount each day, so my digestive systems doesn't hate me, haha!

This recipe was borrowed from The Organic Center, and they recommend to, whenever possible, try to choose organic when buying your Brussels sprouts to avoid pesticide residues.

Photo Credit: Cajsa Lilliehook

Photo Credit: Cajsa Lilliehook

Sesame Soy Brussels Sprout Slaw


  • 1 lb. organic Brussels sprouts
  • ¼ c. chopped organic red onion
  • 5 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbs. sesame seed oil
  • 2 Tbs. fresh organic lime juice
  • organic sunflower seeds for topping


  1. Thinly slice brussels sprouts lengthwise and steam until they become tender, about 4 minutes. 
  2. Transfer steamed brussels sprouts to a serving bowl and combine red onion, soy sauce, sesame seed oil, and lime juice.
  3. Serve warm or at room temperature. 
  4. Top with crunchy sunflower seeds and enjoy!