Whoa!  These power salad bowls are a one-stop-shop for boosting your nutrients for the day and keep you wanting more! 

I cannot get enough of these salads with a combo of crunchy, creaminess, and oh-so satisfying! 

When I eat a salad, I am usually hungry an hour after because they are not that filling. 

That is why each salad idea adds more beneficial fiber with no-cook items: 90-seconds cooked lentils and quinoa, plus canned beans. 

This Mediterranean Power Salad bowl has everything from feta to pita chip to the secret ingredient – hummus!   Just adding one or two teaspoons of roasted red pepper hummus levels up this salad. 

The salad ingredients include: Stacy’s Pita Thins, feta cheese, English cucumber, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, roasted red pepper hummus, canned chickpeas (drained & rinsed), and Newman’s Own Classic Oil & Vinegar dressing

Onto salad #2 – Fiesta Chicken Power Salad Bowl!

I love using the cooked fajita chicken strips from Target.  I use a food cutting shears to easily dice up into bite sized pieces. 

Plus, my to favorites: blue corn tortilla chips & pico de gallo, such winning ingredients.  

Add your favorite Mexican shredded cheese, avocado or guacamole for more added flavor.

The ingredient that brings a flavor pop is the Cilantro dressing from Trader Joes.  I was surprised that I enjoyed this dressing because I am not the biggest cilantro fan.  It has a light, fresh flavor that pairs nicely with the heat of the salsa.  I found this dressing in the refrigerated section at Trader Joe’s. 

Power Salad #3 – Buffalo chicken salad is addicting!

I make a little shortcut by using the store-bought buffalo chicken dip (at Target), mixed with cooked shredded chicken, and add one or two teaspoons of buffalo sauce.  

Mix all ingredients together for the star of the show! 

I added chopped celery, and carrots for a fresh crunch.  The 90-second rice and quinoa blend for added fiber to make it more filling.

And for a crunchy companion, buffalo pretzels thins are the perfect match for this salad.   My kids love these buffalo pretzels thins and I had to run back to the store to buy for this post! 

Each salad idea can be made ahead in a glass jar and store up to 4 days.  Here is how I layered the salad to make sure ingredients would stay fresh.

Start at the bottom of the jar in this order.

  1. Dressing
  2. Chopped vegetables
  3. Whole grains or beans
  4. Lettuce

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