Fast and Light Salads: Eat Delicious Even When You're on Diet

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saladAlthough it's tempting to buy a convenience food that you can heat up for a quick light meal, it is just as easy to prepare a meal yourself. All the stunning recipes in this section are very simple and are either Sin-free or relatively low in Sins. Although they are light, they will fill you up and you are guaranteed not to feel hungry afterwards. Salads are among the most light, easy and delicious meals.

Irish potato salad

A really tasty salad of potatoes, corned beef and eggs which makes a quick light lunch. You can use leftover boiled potatoes, if wished.

 

Refreshing bulgur wheat salad

A lovely summer salad which is suitable for vegetarians, and which can be prepared in advance and then chilled in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving. You could even take some to work in a sealed container as a delicious packed lunch.

 

Spicy chicken noodle salad

A delicious oriental salad made with succulent stir-fried chicken. Served warm or at room temperature, it makes a wonderful light lunch.

 

Florida turkey salad

Adding fruit to a salad is very popular in America. In this recipe, oranges are combined with turkey, bacon and watercress.

 

Oriental beef salad

This salad has typically Thai flavours – chillies, lime, ginger and coriander. Unlike most salads, it is served warm and should be eaten immediately before it starts to cool.

 

Mediterranean salad with garlic sauce

This recipe is strictly for garlic-worshipping gourmets who don't mind wafting garlic fumes around for days to come! It can be served warm or at room temperature.

 

Spiced chicken salad

Impress your family and friends with this unusual Asian salad. It's really quick and easy to make, especially if you buy ready-cooked chicken breasts rather than cooking them yourself.

 

Quick prawn, melon and mint salad

An easy and refreshing salad for a snack lunch on a hot day. Of course, you can use freshly cooked prawns but defrosted frozen ones are just as good.

 

Italian tonno con fagiole

This recipe is a great standby, and it's always a good idea to stock up with some cam of beans and tuna in brine (not oil, which adds 2 1/2 Sins per 57 g/2 oz tuna). Served on a bed of crisp lettuce and peppery salad leaves, this Italian classic makes a tasty light lunch.

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