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Try these 7 Main Meal Winter Worthy Salads

Who says salads are just for summer?! The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has heaps of amazing hearty and satisfying salad recipes that use seasonal ingredients, ideal for winter.

You’ll not only give your immunity a decent boost but with these winter salad recipes, you’ll feel warm and satisfied no matter how cold it is outside!

With seasonal and budget-friendly ingredients like pumpkin, spinach, kale and beetroot, all of these recipes contain fewer than 450 calories and can be on the table in no time at all. Plus, they’re all hearty enough to be served as a main course.

7 Main Meal and Winter Worthy Salads!

1.Pumpkin, Feta and Chorizo Salad – 259caloriesBrooke's Pumpkin Chorizo Salad

This is a really popular salad in the Healthy Mummy community. It’s super easy to prepare and with the delicious flavours of chorizo and feta cheese, packs a huge flavour punch!

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2.Winter Walnut Salad – 327 Calories

This high protein winter salad has the lovely flavour combinations of pear and walnuts topped with a filling hard-boiled egg. YUM!

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3.Roasted Warm Lamb Salad – 450 calsRoasted Warm Lamb Salad

This is a great salad to enjoy in the cooler months. It is delicious and healthy and you can easily adapt the recipe to use different meat as well as add different vegetables you have in the cupboard.

Ingredients

  •  400g butternut pumpkin, roughly chopped
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 600g lamb backstrap, fat trimmed
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 60g baby spinach leaves
  • 40g low-fat feta cheese

Method

1.Preheat oven to 200°C. Place pumpkin on a baking tray, spray with oil and season. Roast until golden and tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Whisk oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in another bowl.

2. Add lamb to the marinade, cover and refrigerate. Heat a pan over a medium-high heat. Lightly spray asparagus and onion with oil and season. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Set aside. Remove lamb from marinade. Barbecue for 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium or until cooked to your liking.

3. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil. Stand for 5 minutes, then thinly slice. Add spinach, feta and pumpkin to onion mixture. Toss gently to combine. Place salad on serving plates. Top with lamb and serve.

4.Rainbow Quinoa Salad with Thai Satay Dressing – 375 caloriesRainbow quinoa salad with Thai satay dressing

This Thai inspired salad is PACKED with veggies and superfood quinoa with one serving going a long way!

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Bacon, Egg and Kale Salad – 430 calories

Now you can enjoy Bacon and Egg for dinner as well as breakfast! This is so easy to whip up at the end of the day when you’re too tired to cook!

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6.Asian Pork Meatball Salad – 339 Calories

You can use any meat in this main meal salad, and even prepare the meatballs ahead of time so you can just assemble the other ingredients when you’re ready to eat!

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7.Sweet Potato and Pesto Rice Salad – 380 calories Cassie's Sweet Potato & Pesto Rice Salad

Roasting sweet potato really brings out the flavour and sweetness of this versatile vegetable. Combined with the lovely flavours from the pesto makes this an awesome main meal salad for a cold winters night.

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  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels.
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Rhian Petch

Rhian is a busy mum of three from Sydney's northern beaches. With a strong background in editorial and research, she has a passion for writing. When she's not managing content for The Healthy Mummy, she can be found either kid wrangling or cooking, usually both at the same time.