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6 Salad Recipes for Your Low Carb Lifestyle

Sept. 4, 2021

If you’re looking for salad recipes that go beyond the bowl, try these six meals that feature Better for You Mission products alongside classic salad ingredients.

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We all strive to eat more vegetables and prepare meals that are packed with nutrients, but sometimes salads are uninspiring and repetitive. Here at Mission we know that creative twists on old recipes is a great way to infuse your menu with new life. These salad-inspired recipes are Better for You when paired with our range of Organic, Carb Balance, and Gluten Free tortillas. So take your salad recipes to the next level with these six ideas that are sure to turn you into a salad lover in no time!

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Vegetarian Breakfast Grains Salad Burritos

If you struggle to incorporate more salads into your lunch and dinner menus, try adding one to breakfast instead! With this breakfast burrito recipe, the whole family will love the innovative twist on a healthy salad to start the day. Combine cooked quinoa and buckwheat with a generous serving of kale and sauté until wilted and combined. Add some egg whites, blueberries, and feta for a surprisingly delicious combination of flavors inspired by salads that feature fruits alongside veggies and cheese. Wrap everything in a fluffy and warm Gluten Free Original Tortilla Wrap for a comforting low carb salad recipe that is packed with nutrients and protein to start your day off right.

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Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad

A creamy salad that’s low carb? Sounds like a winner. This avocado chicken salad recipe pairs perfectly with our Carb Balance Soft Taco Flour Tortillas for a meal that’s filling and nutritious. Start by cooking your chicken (or buying premade at the store) and boiling eggs; when these are cooked, combine diced eggs with shredded chicken, avocado, Greek yogurt, and spices to make a creamy salad. Scoop a heaping serving into a warmed tortilla and enjoy!

Baked Salmon Salad Wraps

Low carb salad recipes are often served cold, but this warm version of a veggie-packed salad topped with salmon is sure to satisfy your cravings on a chilly day. Inspired by Greek flavors, first make a sauce featuring yogurt, dill, and lemon juice, then put into the refrigerator to chill as the rest of your ingredients bake. Coat salmon fillets with a mustard sauce (plan to make extra so that you have leftovers – you’ll want them) and put into the oven to bake. In the meantime, cook your veggies – the more the merrier! The recipe here uses asparagus and snow peas, but add whatever other ingredients you have at home to really capitalize on the salad theme. Wrap the flakey salmon, crispy vegetables, and tangy sauce in one of our warmed Gluten Free Spinach Herb Tortilla Wraps for a handheld salad that’s delicious, delightful, and definitely a new favorite.

Low Carb Baja Chicken Salad Wraps

Nothing says lunch like chicken salad. If you’re looking for a healthier way to eat this favorite meal, try these low carb Baja chicken salad wraps that feature all of the fresh flavors you’d want in a soft, delicious wrap. Use precooked rotisserie chicken for faster prep, and mix with a homemade mayonnaise-based sauce; make sure to add plenty of lime, cilantro, and chili for a true Baja flavor. Warm some of our Carb Balance Spinach Wraps then spoon your chicken salad down the middle. Top with fresh lettuce and tomato for a salad-inspired wrap that will leave you feeling full all afternoon.

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Mango Tuna Salad

Salad recipes can be a great way to pack a meal with vegetables and protein without all the carbs. Try this sophisticated take on tuna salad that uses mango, lime, and black beans to elevate your typical lunchtime fare. The mango and lime give the rich tuna and black beans a nice, balanced taste while the fresh tomatoes and onions mixed in make the meal suitably salad-inspired. Add some chips for dipping and this healthy recipe will become a favorite in no time; our Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips are the perfect pairing and lend enough heft to hold up all of these delicious ingredients in every scoop.

Chicken Caprese Tacos

For all of the flavors you love in a caprese salad, but with more protein, try this easy chicken caprese taco recipe. This salad recipe idea lets you pair our delicious Street Tacos Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas with a decadent chicken-pesto filling. Top with fresh basil, tomato slices, and mozzarella for a low carb meal that takes this classic salad to a whole new level.

These low carb salad recipes prove that salads don’t have to begin and end with a bowl full of vegetables – get creative, break out the tortillas, and try some of these salad-inspired recipes today!


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