5 Salad Toppings That Make Your Meal More Filling

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This is the end of the wimpy, unsatisfying salad
5 Salad Toppings That Make Your Meal More Filling
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Healthy meals that won’t leave you hungry.

Quinoa. This seed is a complete protein and high in fiber, which keeps you full for longer. You can cook it in several different styles, but the easiest way is just like cooking rice (a 2 to 1 ratio of water to quinoa).

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Sweet Potato. Whether it’s roasted, grilled, baked, or mashed, sweet potato adds flavor and fiber to your salad.

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Beans. Canned beans are the easiest way to add some oomph to your salad. They’re filling and tasty and take absolutely zero prep work.

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Nuts. Nuts help keep you full and are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Adding a little bit of extra crunch to a salad also helps fill the potato chip void.

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Hard-Boiled Egg. Perfect for a salad on the go, the hard-boiled egg adds extra protein to your salad. Avoid overcooking though, because that’s what causes the sulfurous odor in hard-boiled eggs.

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.

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