3 PROTEIN PACKED Salad Recipes | Healthy Meal Plans

hi lovelies over the years you guys have told me time and time again they're getting more protein in your diet is really important to you so today I've got three amazing protein packed salad ideas that I think are just perfect for lunch and actually filling enough for dinner as well as you know all month long here on the channel we are celebrating the launch of healthy meal plans calm which is our amazing new website that allows you to browse hundreds of healthy recipes drag and drop them into your weekly meal plan and then automatically generate your shopping lists for the week and if you want a little more help getting your healthy eating back on track you can also try it one of our specialty meal plan bundles these have been developed by our amazing dietician to be nutritionally balanced and there are all sorts of varieties of meal plans you can choose from we've got a vegan one a vegetarian one gluten free low carb it all depends on what your dietary preferences are so let's just say there is something for everyone on the site all three of today's tasty recipes will be featured on healthy meal plans calm so of course as soon as you're done watching this yummy video you can go find the full recipes there now let's get talking about our protein packed salad recipes starting with my amazing three bean salad you're not gonna believe how effortless this salad is to put together but how packed with flavor it actually is to start I'm going to make a really simple dressing for my salad I've just got some olive oil in my bowl into that I'm going to add some red wine vinegar a few teaspoons of Dijon mustard and of course some salt and pepper we'll give that all a quick whisk and then we can get to building our salad now with this bean salad there is a lot to love in terms of flavor but there's also a lot to love in terms of prep because we're using canned beans in this recipe it really couldn't be easier it all starts with some canned chickpeas I've rinsed them and drained them I'm gonna get them into my bowl same story with some red kidney beans and I've got some cannellini beans as well but if I'm being really honest any beans will work in this recipe it so just raid your pantry whatever you have in there dump into the bowl it all works to that I want to add even more nutrition and crunch I'm gonna do that with some red and green bell pepper I'm also going to be adding half of a red onion to this if you want to skip the red onion because you have important meetings through the week by all means do that I would not judge not a terrible idea I've also got some gorgeous fresh basil and fresh parsley headed in here finally I'll pour my dressing over top and give it all a good toss the longer these being sit in that dressing the happier things are going to become in this pool so you can go ahead and leave this stored in the refrigerator for three or four days it's just gonna get better come on you guys know it's a drill beans beans the magical fruit the more you eat more heart-healthy you are am i right my next salad is the one I think I'm most excited about in today's video because it's bursting with bright beautiful flavors and colors we are calling it the sunshine glow salad we actually had a really fun debate on set about what it should because sunshine glow is where we landed and you really have to taste it to understand especially in these winter months when things are feeling a bit dreary this salad is like a little bit of sunshine it all starts by preparing my lemon herb chicken to do this I'm mixing up a simple marinade of some olive oil lemon juice and some dried herbs I've got a little bit of parsley basil and oregano headed into my ball I'm gonna hit this with some salt and pepper give it a stir and then I'll pour it over my boneless skinless chicken breast of course as with most great marinades the longer this sits the better things are going to taste so if you have an hour use an hour if you have overnight go ahead and do that instead when it comes time to cook these up all you need to do is arrange them on a parchment lined baking sheet discard the remaining marinade of course and then bake them at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until they reach a safe internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit I know you guys have heard this one before well that chicken is cooking away you can turn your attention to your poppy seed dressing now I'm using plain yogurt as the base for this dressing to that I'm going to add some apple cider vinegar that is where we get that nice salad dressing tartness that we all love so much I'm also going to add some with some honey and then of course poppy seeds because it wouldn't be a puppy seed dressing if there weren't some poppy seeds in it little salt little pepper little whisk and this dressing is ready for our salad oh I'm so excited to bring this all together it's just so full of goodness I'm starting with some chopped kale and baby spinach and my boil you could use one or the other I like a combination of both then I'm just going to Nestle my chicken in here I've got some orange slices going on here I am using gorgeous cara cara oranges in this salad if you can find them this time of year they're so pretty they've got a bit of a pink hue compared to a traditional orange which is why I love them so much but you can use any oranges you like then for some pretty reds in this salad I have got some gorgeous pomegranate headed in here to add even more freshness to the salad I'm going to load in some chopped parsley as well as some chopped mint so you get a ton of great fresh bite and wrap all of this up with some heart-healthy avocado this is one of those salads but if you eat it every day you'd basically live forever I'm sure that's becoming abundantly clear right now basically sunshine in a bowl finally I've got another amazing offering for all of my vegan friends out there it is my choco quinoa salad and it is packed with all the choco deliciousness none of the choco mess it all starts with some cooked quinoa in my bowl I like cooking my quinoa with a little vegetable broth and some garlic to give it some extra flavor to that I'm going to add even more great protein with some canned black beans that I have drained and rinsed next I have some cherry tomatoes that I've cut in half as well as some nice crunchy green bell pepper headed in here my dressing for this salad couldn't be simpler I'm actually using some prepared salsa you can use store-bought or homemade both will work really well in this recipe I also have some taco seasoning this is my homemade taco seasoning I will link it in the description box and to add a ton of brightness and freshness to this dish I've got some freshly chopped cilantro and the juice of two limes always really important there's no such thing as too much lime juice and won't I'm sure you guys have noticed give everything a good stir and there you have it guys they don't call me the queen of quinoa for nothing I'm just kidding nobody calls me that please joke okay that just enjoy the salad it's really beautiful and tortoise in fact all three of these salads are really tasty and I hope you will give all three of them a try if you do be sure to tweet me Instagram me or Facebook me a photo because you guys know how much I love seeing your kitchen creations don't forget all of these yummy recipes are being featured on healthy meal plans calm our brand-new meal planning site so I hope you will check it out of course the link is in the description box and finally if you haven't already be sure to subscribe because there is lots more deliciousness where this came from


  1. HI LOVELIES!!!!!!!!

  2. Whereโ€™s the taco seasoning recipe?

  3. I did preorder Bobby Parish's new cook book. I learn so much from the two of you so found myself buying both of your cookbooks.

  4. I did go to your new web site for the first time today and it was amazing!!! Your recipes are so great…doing a couple of the meal preps today…thank you for everything!!! May I say, I DO NOT buy cookbook, mostly because I get so many recipes online for free. I did go to Amazon today and pre order your cookbook….partly for the recipes…that I know are very cool…but also just to be supportive of you!!! Congrats on baby girl, she is truly beautiful!

  5. Thaks for sharing these recipes

  6. Congratulations
    For beautifull recipies that share free need to enjoy these videos

  7. They look awesome and yummy. Must make list ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  8. omg. ur pregnant <3

  9. So glad youโ€™re back!!!

  10. Hmmm….if itโ€™s ok, when I make it, Iโ€™m gonna call it a โ€œChick-trusโ€ salad!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  11. The best!

  12. Sara, I freaking adore you! You are soooo inspiring, so beautiful, your recepies are so on point! Congrats on your babies! Also, love your new website! Hugs to baby Elle! <3

  13. Everything looks delicious

  14. Congrats on your baby

  15. Hey congratulations honey

  16. Made the taco salad today, and it's so delicious! Thanks!

  17. Hi
    Do you use good quality can beans ?
    Congratulations on your baby
    Love your videos

  18. Congratulations !!! For your baby. Your channel. Your website.
    And thanks for sharing all this with us ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kisses from Kazakhstan …

  19. Y do u look like a boy, that's not a complement btw
    Justin Bieber to be precise

  20. I really enjoy watch you videos. All your salads recipes are amazing!!! Congrats for the baby she's so cute โ™กโ™กโ™ก

  21. Thanks for all these wonderful ideas..specially for vegans

  22. Great recipe I am your new subscriber

  23. Nyc Sharing…lk…

  24. Heatlhymealplans is amazing. Congratulations on the initiative.

  25. Do you have any great ideas for all meals for a very picky 5 year old? He used to like almost anything and now doesnโ€™t like ANYTHING?!

  26. I could tell by your face that you were pregnant before I saw your tummy! You look so adorable!

  27. I'm obssess with u!!! I love the Channel thanks!!!

  28. Sara Lynn is looking so fresh-faced like she's just returned from the spa๐Ÿ™‚.

  29. Love love your recipes

  30. Great video

  31. I'd love some low fodmap meal prep ideas.

  32. Thank you so much for the website!

  33. Omg…these salads look absolutely scrumptious!!

  34. Mmm. I love all these recipes! I love salads especially a nice big protein and good fats dinner salad. That chicken sunshine salad looks so yummy and Iโ€™d totally try that one first. I canโ€™t eat the pomogranites though so I would leave those out. I think topping it with fresh raspberries would be good or even blueberries would be good too. I also love avocados so much so I get excited any time avocado is on top of a salad.

  35. Lol

  36. The song is beans beans the musical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot, the more you toot the better you feel so lots of beans for every meal

  37. BRAVO QUEEN OF QUINOA!!!! Hahah just kidding, regards from pregnant subscriber xxxx

  38. chicken is not "healthy"… just because it has protein does not mean its good for you. Besides the meat, you had a great variety of plant based options which have a lot of protein and lots of other nutrients..looks good!

  39. OMG!!!! I dind't know about your pregnancy!!!! CONGRATS!!! XOXO And thank you for your recipies!!! So good like always! I'll try the "sunshine" Thanks again!

  40. This is great. Do you have high fiber meal ideas? I need those.

  41. Love, love, love it!!!

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  43. Mouth watering.๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜i love to make ur receipes.always get compliments n i mention ur name.god bless u.keep it up.

  44. I really want to use healthy meal plans, however all the recipes and grocery list generator are in cups… I can't understand how many grams is one cup for each ingredient, it's very confusing to me ๐Ÿ˜… can somebody recomend a good converter so I can make those amazing recipes, please?

  45. Love your personality. All of them look good.๐Ÿ˜Š

  46. Thank you for your wonderful amazing recipes. We appreciate every single one of them. Thank you again.

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