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Salads Suck: Better Lunches, Less Lettuce

I want to be as healthy as the next person, but can we all agree that salads are getting absolutely boring? I get it, lettuce. You're healthy. But there has got to be other ways to pack in the nutrients without all of this green stuff. I'm ready to kick it up a notch. Luckily on the Cooking Light Diet you don't have to be serving up salads every day for lunch. We've got plenty of options, including these 4 favorites of mine.

Avocado, Sprout, and Cashew Spread Sandwich: Top bread with a cashew spread, sprouts, radishes, avocado, arugula, and more to make this fresh and flavorful sandwich.

Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwiches - Fresh tarragon infuses this dinner-on-the-go chicken salad with lovely anise notes. However, feel free to separate part of the salad into a bowl before adding the tarragon for a couple of kid-friendlier servings. Make up the chicken salad in the morning so it'll be ready to go with your crew as you head out the door to soccer practice or ballet.


Turkey and Swiss Wrap with Carrot Salad: Make the same lunch for you and the kids. The carrot salad works beautifully as leftovers.


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*Members following the Cooking Light Diet, on average, lose more than half a pound per week.