10 Meal-Sized Salads Under 500 Calories

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These light-and-fresh salads are a far cry from iceberg lettuce with croutons. From Apricot Quinoa to an Apple Fennel Salad — these inventive salads, filled with grains, protein and delicious dressings are the kind you’ll regularly crave.

1. APRICOT QUINOA SUMMER SALAD | NUTRITION STRIPPED

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 255; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 380mg; Total Carbohydrates: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 7g

2. SWEET SPICY CHICKEN COBB SALAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 452; Total Fat: 22.2g; Saturated Fat: 1.8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5.5g; Cholesterol: 48.7mg; Sodium: 707mg; Carbohydrate: 31g; Fiber: 5.8g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 26.4g

3. VIETNAMESE SHRIMP SALAD WITH MINT-CHILI DRESSING | CLEAN EATING

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 145; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 11g; Cholesterol: 68mg; Sodium: 205mg; Carbohydrate: 9g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 14g

4. HUEVOS RANCHEROS-INSPIRED CHOPPED SALAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 297; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 177mg; Sodium: 241mg; Carbohydrate: 177g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 14g

5. LEMONY ORZO VEGGIE SALAD WITH CHICKEN | COOKING LIGHT

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 281; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 26mg; Sodium: 301mg; Carbohydrate: 35g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 16g

6. MASON JAR QUINOA SALAD | FIT FOODIE FINDS

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 393; Total Fat: 21g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 244mg; Carbohydrate: 52g; Dietary Fiber: 14g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 14g

7. BABY KALE & STRAWBERRY SALAD | EATING BIRD FOOD

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 146; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Sodium: 123mg; Carbohydrate: 19g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugars 10g; Protein: 5g

8. APPLE FENNEL SALAD | CLEAN EATING

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 275; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 25mg; Sodium: 285mg; Carbohydrate: 18g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 12g

9. VIETNAMESE LEMONGRASS CHICKEN SALAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 135; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 34mg; Sodium: 506mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 14g

10. CITRUS KALE SALAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 237; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 6mg; Sodium: 125mg; Carbohydrate: 18g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 7g

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