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Tips and Tricks for a Satisfying Dinner Salad

Salads can be an easy, healthy choice for dinner, as they simply require some basic chopping and mixing (easy) of a heap of vegetables (healthy). The best way to get enough heft from a dinner salad is obvious: Add protein. But when you want a vegetarian dinner salad, it gets a little trickier. Here are the top secrets for making a satisfying salad:

1. Start with hearty greens. Kale, broccoli rabe and spinach are nutrient-packed and substantial alternatives to lettuce. Massaging tougher greens with oil and lemon juice breaks down the thick fibers, making them a manageable base for any toppings.

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Sifted: Mason Jar Recipes and Cheesecake Ice Pops

Berry Cheesecake Ice Pops by A Grain of Paradise

5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

  1. We love summer. But let’s face it, the sunny season has some drawbacks. It can be hot, sticky and full of sunburns and mosquitoes. A Grain of Paradise promises these berry cheesecake ice pops will make it all better whenever you get hit by the summer doldrums.
  2. The Mighty Girl is determined to try 1,000 different types of fruits in her lifetime. While we may not be quite as ambitious, we’re excited to try her top 10.
  3. Becky Bakes’ s’more pudding jars are fabulously simple. Pack them for the perfect picnic treat.
  4. More mason jar fun–  Plan your lunch week ahead of time. These vegan salads by Healthy. Happy. Life keep fresh for up to 5 days.
  5. While you might not need another chocolate chip cookie recipe, you do need these tips from the pastry chef expertise of Brave Tart to perfect your next batch.

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Sensational Guilt-Free Salads with Hungry Girl

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Aren’t all salads healthy?  Just watch the fat and calories pile up when you cover your leafy greens with a groupy dressing!

But today at 4pm ET, Hungry Girl shares her best recipes for delicious, tasty salads that won’t leave you drowning in calories!

  • Hungry Girl’s Scoopy Salmon Salad is so decadent and creamy, it’s hard to believe a serving has only 2 grams of fat. Believe it, baby!
  • The HG Special is one of Lisa’s all-time favorites. It’s loaded with so many delicious ingredients, it doesn’t even need dressing!
  • Finally, Hungry Girl’s Top of the Chops BBQ Chicken Salad is a delicious, totally guilt-free version of the popular restaurant version. Lisa’s tastes just as good and is just as large — hooray!

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