If you’re reading this, you probably aren’t getting enough of your daily dose of greens. The good news is you’re not the only one. A report from the Center for Disease Control found that 90 percent of Americans aren’t eating enough vegetables. The bad news is that not getting enough greens means you’re missing out on important health benefits, including preventing cancer and osteoporosis, plus helping with diabetes management. On top of all that, greens are high in nutrients and low in calories, so you can fill up on them without affecting your waistline.
But plain greens are kind of gross. So how can you talk yourself into eating them? You’ve got to dress them up! That’s right; make your food fun. You’re way more likely to stick to a healthy diet if the food you eat actually tastes good. After all, being health conscious doesn’t mean you have to give up on variety.
To help you out, we’ve come up with a list of light and fresh arugula salads that will give you some diversity and lots of flavor. From fresh lemon juice to protein-rich goat cheese, we’ve got you covered with toppings that are healthy and delicious. These salads are simple and easy to prep so you can eat healthy meals all week long.
Whether you’re on Whole30, Keto, Vegan, Gluten Free or simply love salads, there’s a recipe here for you. These 8 Easy Arugula Salad Recipes will have you looking forward to meal prep Sundays.
Well Plated Lentil Salad
This protein-packed, wholesome salad will keep you going for the rest of the day. It takes some time to prep. Plan on getting the ingredients over the weekend and putting it all together on Sunday so you can serve this salad for lunch or dinner throughout the week.
Beyond Sweet and Savory Arugula Salad
This salad doesn’t miss its dose of sweet and savory and will help you curb those late-night sugar cravings. Plus, it has crunchy toppings to keep you full whether you eat this for lunch or dinner.
Pinch of Yum Arugula Salad
Oh, hello, greens of your dreams. This salad is easy to make and looks great on the plate. It’s full of unique toppings that make you feel more like you’re having a meal instead of a plain old salad. Make it for yourself or impress guests by making it in a large bowl for a crowd.
The Clever Carrot Arugula Salad
This salad is basically summer in salad form. This tricked-out meal that covers all the bases: nutty, sweet, and some bonus flavorings that will satisfy all your senses.
Nosh with Tash Horseradish Arugula Salad
If you like your salad with a kick, then this is the one for you. A simple salad with plenty of flare, Tash’s unique recipe is bold with lots of flavor. Pair it with your favorite meat dish for a complete meal that will wow your dinner guests.
Peas Thank You Arugula Salad
What summer is complete without a juicy and fruity salad? This one combines classic salad favorites with fresh, in-season fruit for a refreshing treat that your taste buds will adore.
Flavour and Savour Winter Citrus Arugula Salad
The salad might have “winter” in the name, but you can enjoy it all year long. The ingredients create a beautifully colored display, and it’s paired with a zesty salad dressing to make this salad taste just as good as it looks.
Well Plated Anytime Arugula Salad
This tangy salad does not miss its mark. Full of colorful vegetables, this well-balanced salad packs in a lot of flavors in a satisfyingly crisp and crunchy dish.