12 Healthy Meal-Sized Salads

No more sad lunch salads! Step up your salad game (and make your co-workers jealous) with these 12 Healthy Meal-Sized Salads. 

Gah! The 10 Day Salad Challenge is totally rocking my world right now. I’ve been a salad making machine, sharing the salad-of-the-day on my social platforms each day. I’ve been posting short salad videos on Snapchat every day and over the weekend I did my first-ever Facebook live video with the Kale and Cabbage Pad Thai Salad. I was so nervous. My heart was beating faster than it does when I’m running, but once I got over the fact that it was live I had so much fun with it.

And goodness, I’ve been overwhelmed by all the #saladeveryday posts on social media. You guys are seriously amazing. For those of you doing the challenge, I’d love to know how things are going. Are you finding that you love having one salad a day? Are you feeling energized and light from all the veggies you’re eating? I hope so!

The challenge ends this Wednesday with a Make-Your-Own-Salad adventure. I shared how to build a healthy salad last week, but extra inspiration is always nice so today I have a little roundup with meal-sized salads from some of my blogger friends. Here you’ll find a dozen healthy meal-sized salads that will fill you up without weighing you down. I don’t know about you, but they all look amazing to me. I would happily eat any of them for lunch today.

Check ‘em out below, pin the recipes and make them ASAP.

12 Healthy Meal-Sized Salads that will fill you up without weighing you down!

Kaleidoscope Salad with a Curried Hummus Dressing by Eating Bird Food


Thai Curry Chicken Salad with a Creamy Dijon Dressing by Eating Bird Food


Salmon Cobb Salad by Stupid Easy Paleo

Salmon Cobb Salad

Basil Balsamic Chickpea & Kale Salad by Hummusapein

Basil Balsamic Chickpea and Kale Salad

Crock Pot BBQ Taco Salad by Cotter Crunch

BBQ taco salad

Mason Jar Healthy Taco Salad by Food Faith Fitness

Healthy taco salad pic

Grilled Salmon Summer Salad by Eating Bird Food


Healthy Spicy Avocado Tuna Salad Sushi Bowl by Cotter Crunch

Deconstructed avocado spicy tuna salad sushi bowls 4 of 1 6

Southwestern Salmon Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing by Avocado Pesto

Southwestern Salmon Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing Recipe GF

Greek Cobb Salad by Peas and Crayons

Greek cobb salad recipe creamy feta greek dressing PEASandCRAYONS 2550

Vegan Quinoa Avocado Salad with Pineapple by Avocado Pesto

Vegan Quinoa Avocado Salad with Pinapple Recipe GF

Panera Hummus Chicken Power Salad Copy Cat by Food Faith Fitness

Panera Hummus Power Salad 9

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    1. James Wood
      March 23, 2020 AT 10:45 am

      What a great-tasting and easy recipe! I made this exactly as written and it came out great. I would definitely make this recipe again! Thanks for your nice share.

    2. J West
      August 7, 2019 AT 4:53 am

      Looks so delicious for healthy food! hope my family will approve my cooking 😀
      Thanks for sharing!

    3. Charles
      April 4, 2018 AT 12:52 pm

      Wow, this a great article! I very like salad. Everyday, I make salad for my son.
      Thank you so much !

    4. Abby Parker
      July 21, 2017 AT 3:26 am

      Thank you for sharing these salad recipes to us. When it comes to my health and diet, I try focus more on finding the foods that I enjoy. Salads are really healthy, and your recipe made may go-to meal super-tasty! I love these inspirations for making salad one of my favorite dishes. They’re absolutely delicious and these recipes are great on the go.

    5. Vicky
      January 17, 2017 AT 9:24 am

      Good Article! I don’t think that salad can be processed these varieties. I like…

    6. Laura
      July 26, 2016 AT 4:53 pm

      Love this so much! I eat a salad every day and I love having new ideas! 🙂

    7. Nutmeg Nanny
      July 22, 2016 AT 12:37 am

      During the summer I’m all about salads for dinner. In fact, my hubs will get home and he’s all “what’s for dinner?” and my response is “obnoxiously large salad.” It’s the best way to taste summer!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 22, 2016 AT 3:10 pm

        Totally agree! With so much fresh produce available during the summer months there’s no reason NOT to have salad every night. 🙂

    8. Ruth
      July 21, 2016 AT 11:19 am

      The Salad Challenge has been SO MUCH fun! I’ve had a blast making and sharing my meal sized salads. Instagram has been a great source for inspiration and everyone’s salads look so goooooood. Thanks for sharing links to recipes and tips to have fun with a 10 day challenge.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 21, 2016 AT 2:45 pm

        Hi Ruth! This comment makes me so happy. I LOVED hosting the challenge and had such an awesome time seeing everyone jump on board and enjoy salads every day. Your salad with broiled onions looked amazing. Need to recreate that one ASAP. 🙂

    9. Susan
      July 20, 2016 AT 2:28 pm

      These salads look amazing! Thank you for some great fresh ideas!

    10. Marina @ A Dancer’s Live-It
      July 19, 2016 AT 5:29 pm

      GREAT roundup, Brittany!! Yes to all of the avocado and hummus!

    11. Marye Audet-White
      July 19, 2016 AT 1:08 pm

      What a great selection of salads, they look amazing!

    12. taramdeal
      July 19, 2016 AT 10:58 am

      I’m totally a salad lover, and I love looking at inspiration! All of these salads look wonderful, but the salmon cobb is screaming my name right now 🙂

    13. Lisa
      July 19, 2016 AT 10:21 am

      I’m loving the salad focus right now! Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 19, 2016 AT 10:42 am

        Me too! I’ve been having so much fun with all the salads. I feel like July should be National Salad Month. 🙂

    14. Kori
      July 19, 2016 AT 9:26 am

      I have always loved having a meal-sized salad, but this challenge has made it that much more fun! I love the added incentive, and these salads are gorrrgeous! You’re amazing, Brittany. Thank you for creating an awesome resource of killer salad recipes!

    15. cynthia |what a girl eats
      July 19, 2016 AT 8:26 am

      I love a good salad. So many great options here! You’ve gIven me some new inspiration! They’re all so beautiful too!

    16. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
      July 18, 2016 AT 1:34 pm

      Girl you are killing it with all the salads!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 18, 2016 AT 3:46 pm

        Thanks Erin!! 🙂

    17. Alison Palmer
      July 18, 2016 AT 12:06 pm

      These salads are gorgeous aside from being healthy. They say we taste first with our eyes.

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