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Sick of Salad? Try Some Of These 21 Palate-Pleasers

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I don’t know about you, but when I’m trying to eat healthy, I eat a lot of salads.  But there are times where I feel like if I eat one more salad, I’m going to turn into a rabbit!

Eating healthy doesn’t need to mean eating nothing but salad all the time – and it DEFINITELY doesn’t need to be boring.

Check out these 21 unique, nutrient-rich “not-salad” ideas that will excite your palate while keeping your waistline happy.  And no lettuce leaves!

1. Buddha Bowl

Buddha Bowl

An Asian-inspired treat! Get the full recipe here.

2. Protein Balls

almond butter protein balls

Sweet and delectable! Make yours like this.


3. Apricot & Goat Cheese Bites

apricot bites

Apricots with Goat Cheese? Yes please! Find the full recipe here.


4. Asparagus Fries

asparagus fries

A crispy and tasty twist on asparagus.  Get the full recipe here.


5. Avocado Toast

avocado toast

A simple and quick snack.  Recipe here.


6. Baked Cauliflower Parmesan

baked cauliflower parmesan

Get the full recipe here.


7. Egg In Avocado

baked egg in avocado

Get the full recipe here.


8. Peanut Butter and Banana Granola Bars

banana peanut butter granola bars

This would even be good with almond butter too! See how to make them here.


9. Zucchini Chips

zucchini chips

Crunchy and salty just like potato chips, but without all the carbs! Get the recipe here.


10. Frozen Banana Poppers with Greek Yogurt

frozen greek yogurt banana poppers

Simple, sweet and yummy! Get the recipe here.


11. Grilled Strawberry Parfait

grilled strawberry parfait

Grilling the strawberries brings out their full sweet flavor! Find the recipe here.


12. Chicken Burrito Wrap

chicken burrito wrap

A Mexican classic done healthy! Get the full recipe here.


13. Butternut Squash Mac n’ Cheese

butternut squash mac n cheese

A classic comfort food without all the pasta & carbs! Get the recipe here.


14. Creamy Spinach Mushroom Risotto

creamy spinach mushroom risotto

You could substitute brown rice to up the health factor.  Get the full recipe here.


15. Maple Glazed Stuffed Squash

maple glazed stuffed squash

Filling, hearty and chock full of nutrients.  Get the full recipe here.


16. Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

Roasted Carrots w Pesto

Don’t throw away those carrot tops! Repurpose them like this.


17. Cauliflower Crust Pizza

cauliflower crust pizza

YESSSS! Healthy pizza – the answer to our prayers! Get the recipe here.


18. Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

dark chocolate avocado truffles

Decadent, yet healthy! Get the full recipe here.


19. Zoodles


Who needs pasta??!? These zucchini noodles are the perfect accompaniment to any sauce or meat.  Get the recipe here.


20. Raspberry Breakfast Popsicles

raspberry breakfast popsicles

Shhh…don’t tell the grandkids these are healthy! Make yours like this!


21. Mushroom, Onion & Goat Cheese Crostini

mushroom onion goat cheese crostini

Perfect as an appetizer or snack.  Get the recipe here.


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