10 Delicious Low Calorie Salad Ideas

A salad is a great addition to any diet.  It’s an easy (and tasty) way to get a good serving of leafy green vegetables and with the right toppings you can turn a simple salad into a complete meal.

But, it’s extremely easy to go overboard with salad dressings, cheese and various other toppings.  This turns your once healthy meal into a dish loaded with fat, sugars and thousand’s of calories!

So, to make sure your next salad increases your health and not your waistline, here’s 10 low calorie salad ideas that are as light as they are delicious!

Lettuce & Orange Salad With Black Olive Dressing
Only 167 calories per serving, this salad is huge in taste but not in calories.

Tuscan Tuna Salad
High in protein and fiber with only 253 calories make this a popular meal option.

Smoked Trout Salad
A tasty high protein salad with only 169 calories.

Hawaiian Cajun Salad
A Southern salad that mixes the sweet juices of pineapple with the spicy tang of Cajun pepper.  Only 119 calories.

Outdoor Grilled Chicken And Citrus Salad
A light and citrusy chicken salad with only 238 calories.  Low in fat and high in protein.

Shrimp Side Salad
Extremely simple and quick shrimp salad with only 58 calories!

Smucker’s Chicken Salad With Wild Rice, Pecan’s, Grapes And Orange Dressing
A simple orange marmalade dressing – made with Smucker’s® Sugar Free Orange Marmalade, raspberry vinegar, and orange zest – gives this salad a fresh, Spring taste. Only 245 calories.

Mexican Style Chicken Salad
A wonderful blend of spices and herbs combined with a little jalapeno give this salad some kick – without the added calories (only 230)!

Cranberry Turkey Salad
This salad will remind you of Thanksgiving dinner, but with a fraction of the calories!  398 calories per serving.

Veggie Taco Salad
All the taste without the meat!  This vegetarian dish still boasts 13 grams of protein and only 282 calories.

Tip: Check out our post titled 4 Delicious Low Calorie Salad Makeovers and learn how to make a healthy low calorie salad every time!

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