Who says that salads have to be just chopped vegetables or iceberg lettuce with some vinaigrette? They are a great way to combine a variety of ingredients and feel satisfied and seriously full after enjoying it. Filling salads will power you through your workday, so they are the perfect lunch idea to pack for work.
Ditch that takeout or fast food and make something from our list of filling take-to-work salad recipes.
Say goodbye to those pesky hunger pangs with these irresistible salad recipes that will keep you full till dinner. You can pack most of them the night before, so you can just grab your bento box and go in the morning.
Bento boxes are a great choice for salads with dressing, like most of these recipes, as it allows you to put the dressing in a separate compartment.
Use kale, spinach, or chard for the base of this delicious salad, add chopped vegetables, and finish with protein-rich salmon and a drizzle of garlic-yogurt dressing. To make this easy-to-make salad, you won’t need more than 30 minutes.
Preheat broiler to high.
Place salmon fillet on a baking sheet previously lined with foil, skin-side down. Put it in the broiler and broil for 8-12 minutes, rotating the pan once. Cut the salmon into small pieces.
In the meantime, prepare the dressing by whisking mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice, soy sauce or tamari, chives, parsley, Parmesan, pepper, and garlic.
In a large bowl, mix carrots, cabbage, kale, sunflower seeds, and broccoli.
Since these ingredients are for four servings, you should divide the mixture of chopped vegetables, salmon, and dressing among four bento boxes and pack everyone in your family a filling salad for work or school.
Just remember to place the dressing in a separate container. Later, when it’s time for your lunch break, just mix everything together and enjoy.
Make the dressing by pureeing all the dressing ingredients in a blender.
Cut the cooked chicken breast into small pieces.
Mix the vegetables together with the cheese and chicken pieces and place the mixture in your bento box. Put the dressing in a separate compartment and mix everything before eating.
You can store any extra dressing in the refrigerator for up to three days.
The combination of whole-grain noodles, fresh vegetables, chicken, and a light and luscious sauce will make your mouth water.
Cook and drain pasta, keeping ¼ cup liquid.
Steep garlic and shallot in the pasta cooking liquid for 5 minutes.
Mix pasta and cheese, and stir in the shallot mixture, chicken, salt, and pepper. Add arugula and tomato, and mix well.
Pack the salad in your bento box, and add oil and vinegar before eating.
The ingredients in this salad are simple and vibrant, making the perfect summer salad that will keep you full all day long.
Mix vinegar, oil, oregano, and garlic in a small bowl.
Mix the remaining ingredients, and pack the salad in your bento box. Place the oregano dressing in a separate compartment of your bento box.
Add the dressing to the salad right before eating.
Last but not least, this seriously filling salad is so delicious that you will probably start making it as a lunch for your entire family.
Grill onion slices on a heated grill pan until tender, or about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let the grilled onion stand in a bowl covered with plastic wrap for 10 minutes.
Whisk vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper, and add the onion slices with any onion juices accumulated. Add tomatoes and mix gently. After 15 minutes, add arugula.
Divide the salad mixture among four bento boxes or plates, one for each family member, and top with avocado and steak. Sprinkle the salad with almonds and basil.
With these filling salad ideas, you’ll enjoy a satisfying lunch every day at work.
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