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Spiralazed Vegetable Salad

3 Ways to Jazz Up Lunchtime Salads

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Take a break from the same-old, same-old lunchtime salad by swapping out lettuce for these three hearty combos for veggie alternatives.

Spiralized Vegetables

  • Vegetables such as beets, carrots and zucchini add a pop of color and a punch of nutrients to your lunchtime salad
  • Added bonus: spiralized veggies stay crunchy, even with dressing added ahead of time

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Hearts of Palm Noodles

  • By Palmini or 365 Whole Foods
  • Available in can and pouch packaging
  • Just 30 calories and 6 grams net carbs per cup
  • A healthful boost of 250 milligrams of potassium

Artichoke Hearts and Fresh Tomatoes

  • Marinated artichoke hearts topped with fresh tomatoes
  • Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants beta carotene and lycopene
  • A cup of artichoke hearts packs in nearly 8 grams fiber, 25% of vitamin K and 50% of folate needs for the day

For an added burst of flavor, consider our top picks for healthful salad dressings.

Looking for other salad inspiration? Try these recipes:

Editor’s note: Registered dietitian Molly Kimball offers brand-name products as a consumer guide; she does not solicit product samples nor is she paid to recommend items. A version of this article originally appeared on WGNO’s “FUELED with Molly” segment.

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