12 Winter Salads We Love From Instagram

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Winter salads from Instagram

By Mara Koval

While salads are synonymous with summer, cold weather doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your favorite bowls. By adding hearty grains and winter’s best produce (hello, sweet potato), you can make a delicious, comforting lunch or dinner that even your summer bbq buddies will envy. Here are 12 of our favorites from talented Instagram foodies:

 

KALE SALAD WITH ROASTED CINNAMON SWEET POTATOES 

Instagram: @walderwellness

 

ROASTED MUSHROOM & ARUGULA SALAD WITH GOAT CHEESE

Instagram: @rosemarygourmet_tl

 

ROASTED GOLDEN BEETS WITH BUTTER LETTUCE 

Instagram: @thefitforkfeed

 

SPINACH, GOAT CHEESE & FIG SALAD 

Instagram: @fitmittenkitchen

 

WHOLE BEET RISOTTO SALAD

Abby from @abbysfoodcourt here for my final TWN takeover post. I have had so much fun sharing tips on how I reduce my waste and how doing so promotes healthful eating. . . Tip #3: "Root to frond" cooking involves cooking the WHOLE plant (stalks, roots, peels, stems, seeds, leaves). ✨This reduces waste and boosts nutrient density as each part of the plant contributes different nutrients.✨ For this #beet risotto, I used the beet root, stem, and leaves. Beet greens are rich in vitamins K, A and C, iron and fiber. Beet stems provide fiber and the phytochemicals betalains (#antiinflammatory #antioxidants) and the beet roots provide folate, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and betalains. The beet juice dyes the rice to make a gorgeous pink rice. The next time you chop your vegetables think about using parts you normally throw away (or compost!). I also freeze peels to make stock. I would love to hear from you! How do you prepare your vegetables and how can you reduce your waste? Let me know if you want this recipe! . . Thank you Lisa! You're the best.?

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Instagram: @thewellnecessities

 

SPINACH, ZUCCHINI & GRILLED BALSAMIC TOFU SALAD 

If it wasn't because of this incred meatless Monday dinner, I would've been elbow deep in those nut butter jars by now ???But it's day 7 of @furtherfood sugar detox challenge and I feel fabulous so I'm sticking with it! ??? . . Grilled Balsamic Tofu Pat dry and slice organic extra firm tofu vertically. In a bowl, combine ⅓ c balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp water, 1 tsp @simplyorganicfoods Rosemary and sage, sea salt and pepper, you may also sweeten with honey or stevia but I opted out because I'm trying to reduce my sugar intake #sugarpledge). Place Tofu on a shallow tup. Pour marinade and store in fridge for 2 hours (I left mine overnight). Grill or sauté for 10 min ✨ Enjoy on a bed of spinach, sautéed zucchini {Season with garlic powder, sea salt and pepper + @kouzinifoods olive oil. Saute over medium high heat}? + @mediterraneanorganic kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes + hemp hearts drizzled with homemade balsamic and a side of @simply7snacks kale chips ???

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Instagram: @fitandwellmedgal

 

BRUSSELS SPROUTS, AVOCADO AND JUICY CHICKEN SALAD 

this may be one of the best salads i've ever had!? nothing fancy or genius, just a healthy combination of greens topped with a perfect super juicy chicken that took only 10 minutes to cook! • make it: heat a lightly oiled (I used @chosenfoods avocado oil ) frying pan over high heat. meanwhile wash&towel dry your chicken. rub it with @chosenfoods avocado oil, circassian garlic salt, pepper, oregano and turmeric. lower the heat to medium and cook your chicken for 4 minutes on each side, then cover with lid and cook for another two minutes or until ready. how easy is that?! i massaged kale with @chosenfoods avocado oil, seasoned with pink salt and pepper, added avocado, roasted broccoli, brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. so good!! off to visit our best friends and spend quality time with them❤

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Instagram: @healthymood_sf

 

TWO BEAN SALAD WITH LEMONY VINAIGRETTE 

Instagram: @thefitforkfeed

 

SWEET POTATO KALE BOWL WITH APPLES AND BLUE CHEESE 

NEW >> Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad Bowls with Apples and Blue Cheese – It's time to dispel the myth: salads aren't meant just for summer. These warm and cozy salad bowls are perfect for those cold winter nights when you add roasted sweet potatoes to a bed of kale. ??Pair apples and blue cheese and lightly drizzle with balsamic, olive oil and fresh cracked pepper and you have a healthy salad bowl meal! ?To find this recipe:⠀ – LINK IN PROFILE ?? – LINK TO RECIPE: http://creativelifeexplored.com/roasted-sweet-potato-kale-salad-bowls-apples-blue-cheese/ .⠀ .⠀ #creativelifeexplored #bowlmeals #salad #instafood #kale #sweetpotatoes #roastedvegetables #apples #wintersalad #bluecheese #recipe #healthyeating #healthyrecipe #healthyfood #food #foodblogger #buzzfeedfood #buzzfeast #yahoofood #huffposttaste #f52grams #feedfeed @thefeedfeed

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Instagram: @creativelifeexplored

 

KALE PASTA SALAD WITH ROASTED CHICKPEAS & PUMPKIN SEEDS 

Instagram: @holyhealth

 

CHICKPEA & BLACK LENTIL SALAD WITH TAHINI DRESSING

Instagram: @lindsaysb

 

HONEY MUSTARD BARLEY SALAD

HONEY MUSTARD BARLEY SALAD ? lunch today was sweet, savory, crunchy, delicious, AND nutritious. ? What more could I need? …. well, besides some serious help getting through my 2 math quizzes tomorrow. ?? Guess who’s studying her bootayyyy off tonight?! ? . Recipe adapted from @wendypolisi ?. Girl’s grain salads are on FLEEK.? . Here’s what’s in the salad: ?arugula ? ?chopped celery ?carrots ? ?barley ? ?craisins ?chicken breast, roasted with garlic ? ?sliced almonds? ?honey mustard dressing made with: •dijon mustard •rice wine vinegar •honey ? •EVOO •garlic •salt & pepper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #lunch #mealprep #dinner #salad #greens #kale #chicken #protein #postworkout #fitfood #fitfam #honey #quinoa #carbs #almond #glutenfree #vegetables #veggies #plantbased #foodisfuel #strongnotskinny #healthy #healthyfood #macros #healthyeating #healthychoices  #nutrition #fruit #spinach #girlswholift

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