Who says salad has to be boring? Get inspired to eat healthy with these delicious gluten free salads! There is so much variety that eating healthy will be a breeze!
For two years, I used salad for breakfast as a sneaky way to get ten minutes alone.
I make no apologies.
The boys are just fourteen months apart.
One would think that the memories would fade now that they are eleven and twelve, I doubt I will ever forget the sheer exhaustion I experienced when they were between the ages of two and four.
I used to sing a silly song to make them laugh that went something like "Boys, boys everywhere...on my toes and in my hair."
The first time I sung it, one of them was literally in my hair and the other on my toes.
In those sweet but exhausting days, they were all over me.
All. The. Time.
Tiny hands pounded on the door anytime I attempted a shower or trip to the bathroom.
The rare solo grocery store trip felt like a spa vacation because I was so lacking in alone time.
But once a day, I had my Mom-Magic.
I could send the boys running to their Dad with the flick of a wrist.
It was as simple as drizzling my homemade salad dressing on my salad.
The boys dubbed my salads "Stinky Salad," and wanted nothing to do with me while I was eating it.
As much as I loved those intense days of Momming, I savored those ten minutes of quiet. Almost as much as I loved what was in the bowl.
I have always been passionate about fresh produce, and salads are one of my favorite meals.
Never to I enjoy them more than in Spring.
If you are looking for a little inspiration to up your salad game, I've got 26 Gluten Free Salads to Try This Spring from some of my favorite bloggers.
I don't know about you, but these salads certainly leave me inspired and excited about lightening up my meal plans.
And who knows, maybe they will even help us Mom's get a few minutes of quiet time!
Asian Sesame Crunch Salad by The Big Mans World
Kale-Quinoa Salad by Veggie Chick
Kale Rainbow Detox Salad by Ambitious Kitchen
Thai Kale Salad by Minimalist Baker
Fried Goat Cheese Salad with Grapes & Walnutsby Wendy Polisi
Baby Kale Avocado Salad by Wholesome Yum
Pesto Tomato Chickpea Salad by Vegan Yack Attack
Cucumber Noodle Prawn & Mango Salad by My Food Story
BLT Potato Salad by Faithfully Gluten Free
Mango & Avocado Black Rice Salad by Ambitious Kitchen
Healthy Broccoli Salad by Food Faith Fitness
Blood Orange Quinoa Salad by Emilie Eats
Persimmon Apple Salad by Two Purple Figs
Italian Chopped Salad by Veggies Save the Day
Zucchini Feta Quinoa Salad by Wendy Polisi
Broccoli & Brussels Sprout Salad by Katalyst Health Blog
Creamy Lobster Salad by Gutsy Gluten Free Gal
Orange Pecan Kale Salad by Do You Even Paleo
Shaved Zucchini Salad with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese by Wendy Polisi
Strawberry Avocado Salad by A Whisk and Two Wands
Pear & Goat Cheese Salad by Love Leaf Co
Broccoli Stem Salad by With Food and Love
Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad by Wendy Polisi
Sweet Potato & Pear Salad by Find My Mojyo
Antipasto Salad by Hungry Hobby
Thai Chicken Salad by Wendy Polisi
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I am one happy girl because of your post. For everyone who said that salads are boring, they're wrong. I am excited to try every single salad that's in your list. I know they're healthy and they all look yummy.
I love fresh salads and I love salad that look so colourful in their presentation. Obviously healthy and looks delicious. Keeping this, I love the different options to try.
Totally saving this blog post to my Pinterest! I've been on a real salad kick lately, and I can't wait to change up my normal chef's salad with some of these yummy ones!
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Salads are awesome. I can live on them if I have to. There are so many recipes and variations which is what makes it awesome and it takes little time to prepare! I could really use these gluten free recipes. They're really healthy.
Nice salad round-up! I see a few that I'm going to have to bookmark to try out. Yum! =)
Wow what colourful salad. Very nice and perfect for spring. xx
The Fried Goat Cheese salad looks amazing! I'll share this with my mom, she loves salads.
I gotta say the bowls here are so bright looking. I'm partial to anything with avocado and I'm scared of fresh tomatoes, raw. Otherwise these are beautiful bowls that I'd love love to try. You go and don't mind the boys. Eat your pretty salad proudly.
Yum. You just can't go wrong with a good salad. I love Asian salads. They are absolutely the best.
I never realize there is an easy way or a fix for a healthy life and good food. I will surely start bit by bit to prepare this weekend.
So yum! I eat gluten free too so these are perfect for me - always love a way to make a salad more interesting. I especially love the look of your Fried Goat Cheese Salad with Grapes & Walnuts - goats cheese is my favourite!
Thank you! I can never get enough goat cheese.
Echo (The Mad Mommy)
These all look absolutely delicious! Honestly, I am a huge fan of lettuce based salads and I love when they are full of color and crunch!
Thanks so much!
Scrolling through so many delicious salads I find myself wondering again who are these people that say salads are boring? Thank you for including my recipe in this amazing round up! I can't wait to try so many of them, seriously drooling as I scrolled!
Can't wait to give it a try!
Kelli Shallal MPH RD
That is the sweetest story ever, I want to know what was in the stinky salad! Thanks for including my recipe!
Thanks Kelli! It was a homemade balsamic vinaigrette with LOTS of garlic.
Can't wait to try your recipe!
Those salads all look absolutely amazing! I'd be happy eating any one of them. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!