Did you start out summer with the best of intentions to eat a little bit lighter and healthier, but find yourself falling back into old habits? Refocus your diet by planning tasty, delicious salads that are colorful and inviting to eat. With the right mix of ingredients, salads don’t have to feel like diet food at all. Here are 10 salad recipes to get your diet back on track.

1. Arugula Fennel Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Arugula has a spicy, peppery flavor that will add a zesty kick to any salad. Pair it with a creamy dressing made with lemon, tahini, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar and miso.

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10 Salad Recipes to Get Your Diet Back on Track

2. Carrot Ginger Dressing and a South Beach Salad

This South Beach salad is a well-balanced meal, containing protein from the chickpeas, healthy fat from the pumpkin seeds and avocado, and important vitamins from the spinach, broccoli, cabbage, and mulberries.

10 Salad Recipes to Get Your Diet Back on Track

3. Kale Salad with Grilled Eggplant, White Beans and Fresh Figs

For this colorful salad, toss raw kale, grilled veggies, white beans and figs in a hummus-based dressing for a very non-bland and texturally exciting meal.

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10 Salad Recipes to Get Your Diet Back on Track

4. Sprouted Green (Moong) Lentils and Peanut Salad

Who says diet foods have to be all flavorless and boring? Toss savory sprouted lentils with spices and a fresh citrus dressing for this moong peanut salad.

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10 Salad Recipes to Get Your Diet Back on Track

5. Cheezy Kale Salad

Make the creamy dressing for this salad by processing hemp seeds, nutritional yeast, onion, garlic, dates, ginger, no-salt seasoning, coconut vinegar and turmeric in a high-speed blender.

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10 Salad Recipes to Get Your Diet Back on Track

6. Lemony Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas are a good choice for your dieting days since they can help you loose weight, lower your cholesterol, and raise your blood sugar.

10 Salad Recipes to Get Your Diet Back on Track

7. Easy Seaweed Salad

Don’t think of seaweed as just the paper that holds your sushi together. Switch out your leafy greens for a seaweed salad, which will give you a dose of important DHA fatty acids.

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8. Kale and Grilled Tomato Salad

You probably know how nutritious kale is, so load up a bowl with a few cups of this leafy green and enjoy with some roasted tomatoes. Using raw tomatoes on the salad is one thing, but roasting them really brings out the flavor.

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10 Salad Recipes to Get Your Diet Back on Track

9. Raw Massaged Kale Salad with Fresh Figs and Oranges

You wont need any oil for this dressing, but instead grab avocado, an orange, himalayan sea salt and cinnamon. The recipe calls for stevia, but you can always omit this in favor of cutting back on your sweets and sugar intake.

10 Salad Recipes to Get Your Diet Back on Track

10. Red Quinoa and Mango Salad with Lime Dressing

Your taste buds will perk up at the varying tastes of this salad, which is a bit spicy, a bit tangy and also a bit sweet. The quinoa and black beans are enough to make this a whole meal that will fill you up in no time.

10 Salad Recipes to Get Your Diet Back on Track

Lead image source: Kale and Grilled Tomato Salad

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