The word “salad” can be enough to initiate my gag reflex. I always get ahead of myself, pack a salad for lunch, and then sit with it on my desk for hours as I try to choke down a bowl full of food that only rabbits should be eating.

It turns out a salad doesn’t need to just be dry, leafy greens. By loading them with good-for-you foods that aren’t your typical vegetables, you can forget that the contents of your meal actually add up to a salad.

You don’t need to spend $12 a day to get a seriously filling salad that will keep you satisfied all day long. Try one of these to meal prep this week — they may lead to even the most salad-hating among us to change their mind and come to the green side.


1. Chickpea Salad

Source: Chelsea’s Messy Apron


2. Chipotle Shrimp Cobb Salad

Source: Half Baked Harvest


3. Garlic-Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Salad

Source: Eats Well With Others


4. Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Miso Dressing

Source: Pinch of Yum


5. Kale Salad with Pesto

Source: Well and Full


6. Cobb Salad with Herb Vinaigrette

Source: Chelsea’s Messy Apron


7. Chickpea Shawarma Salad

Source: Minimalist Baker


8. Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Avocado Salad

Source: Cafe Delites


9. Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Source: Delish


10. Cherry Walnut Chicken Salad

Source: Diethood


11. Pomegranate and Wild Rice Salad

Source: Chelsea’s Messy Apron


12. Deconstructed Pepper Bowl Salad

Source: Joyful Healthy Eats


13. Avocado Greek Salad

Source: Cafe Delites


14. Quinoa Spinach Power Salad

Source: Ahead of Thyme


15. Kale and Asian Pear Salad

Source: A House in the Hills


What’s your favorite salad recipe? Let us know in the comments below!