Summer is right around the corner, and what better way to embrace the warm weather than with some refreshing and nutrient-packed salad recipes?
Warmer temps call for cooler lunchtime options including chicken, egg or tuna salad. However, these tempting salads are typically made with mayonnaise and loaded with excess calories and fat. Lighten up your lunch with our summertime salad swaps highlighting protein-packed Greek yogurt!
Let’s look at the facts
2 TBSP of your classic mayo weighs in at around 200 calories and 22 grams of fat. Alternatively, low-fat Greek yogurt contains around 20 calories per 2 TBSP and only 1 gram of fat! That same amount of Greek yogurt also contains 3 grams of protein – it’s the perfect power swap.
Wondering how to mix in this simple swap to your usual recipes? Check out some of our favorite options below:
Sweet and Spicy Curry Chicken Salad
Made with Greek yogurt and curry, this chicken salad is packed with protein and flavor.
Easy Egg Salad
Everything But the Bagel Seasoning adds the perfect flavor to this lightened and simple egg salad.
Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad
With extra veggies and Greek yogurt swap, this take on tuna salad will be your new favorite lunch!
Cherry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
Last but not least, these lettuce wraps incorporate in-season cherries for the perfect summer chicken salad.
We’ve rounded up just a few of our favorite salad recipes to get you started. Want more salad inspiration? Check out our recipes page and search “salad” for other ideas featuring various leafy greens, proteins, dressings, and more.