Romaine, kale, cabbage, or spinach—I love a big bowl of salad. Specifically, I love the contrasting textures and ingredients a truly good salad contains; from crunchy romaine and buttery avocado to chewy dried cranberries, variety makes each bite new and exciting. One thing I’m not a fan of? How hungry I get about two hours after digging in.
Thankfully, with a little bit of planning, it’s simple to make hearty, satisfying salads. Try spicing up your greens by adding roasted chickpeas or seared tofu with a creamy tahini dressing. Or layer wedges of butternut squash on a bed of farro. Or think outside the greens and make a salad out of grains, beans, potatoes, or noodles. The choice is yours! If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are 17 of our favorite salads guaranteed to keep you full.
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