Well, don't dismiss the comfort of a great salad so quickly. A big dinner-size salad packed with winter fruits and veggies and other delicious toppings can help fuel you through chilly, snowy days. Better yet, they do so without making you feel sluggish and weighed down. Here are 21 delicious winter dinner salads to start the salad-as-comfort-food revolution.
Pack your dinner salad with super foods and antioxidants, like this yummy cauliflower kale salad does.
Leftover meat or poultry can turn your salad into a hearty meal, and warm toppings and dressings make it perfect for winter. Try this low-carb warm steak salad.
Brussels sprouts are all the rage these days. Why not turn them into a hearty salad like this one that's topped with bourbon balsamic dressing?
This Reuben salad is a great low-carb way to get the flavors of the classic sandwich without the heavy breads.
Did somebody say bacon? It always takes salad to another level, and this kale and apple salad is sure to please.
Don't give in to the Thai food takeout temptation. Get all the same great flavors of your favorite dish in this Thai curry salad.
Salads don't have to contain the leafy green stuff. Broccoli takes the starring role in this low-carb sweet and tangy salad.
Apples and walnuts and cranberries, oh my! This apple walnut cranberry salad is packed with good stuff.
All the heart-healthy good stuff in one low-carb package. With spinach, red peppers, walnuts and salmon, this salad is a keeper.
Fuel up and warm up with this spicy sweet potato salad.
Make the most of winter citrus season with a lovely winter fruit and shrimp salad.
Craving Mexican food on a cold day? Make it healthy and filling with this chopped Mexican kale salad.
Get all the flavors of your favorite steakhouse restaurant meal in this steak salad recipe.
Spicy Buffalo Chicken gets a healthy makeover when turned into patties and served over greens. Try this recipe for buffalo chicken burger salad.
Chili, cinnamon and other exotic spices help make a chicken salad into a warming winter meal. This chili chicken kale salad is exactly that.
Roasting can bring out the best in winter cruciferous vegetables. This roasted Romanesco salad makes a filling low-carb vegetarian meal.
Chopped salads are always a hit and this chopped antipasto salad packs in the flavor with salami, ham and provolone.
Love beets? Get your fill of them this winter with crispy roasted Brussels sprouts, beets and bacon salad.
Going low carb never looked so tasty. Stay warm this winter with this bacon cheeseburger salad.
Pair winter fruits like oranges and pomegranates with salmon for a bright and healthy meal.
Endive makes a great crunchier alternative to lettuce and chipotle adds a spicy kick to ranch dressing. Warm up with low carb endive, avocado and bacon salad.
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