Healthy Cooking on the Cheap: 3 Deliciously Filling Summer Salads


Hot summer weather calls for lighter meals, and these salads make a perfectly light but filling main dish. And the best part? The preparation is both simple and quick. Last week I shared some of my favorite ways to use a rotisserie chicken. If you have any left over, toss it in my Black Bean and Mango Salad.

  • Grocery list:
  • Green lentils
  • Dry quinoa
  • 1 bag frozen sweet corn
  • Tamari
  • 1 pound package extra-firm tofu (I buy Trader Joes or Sprouted Tofu brand.)
  • Maple syrup
  • 4 portobello mushrooms
  • 4 small summer squash
  • 1 small eggplant
  • Mixed greens
  • 4 small chicken breasts (Or get a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket.)
  • 1 bag spring mix lettuce
  • 2 large mangoes
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 bulb fennel
  • Ready-made balsamic dressing (I love Annies Balsamic Vinaigrette.)

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