39 Healthy Options For The Person Who Absolutely Hates Salad (Photos)
If you didn't think it was possible to eat healthy without eating leafy greens, you'll be pleasantly surprised by all the healthy food options that aren't just a boring bowl of veggies.
Sure, there's nothing wrong with a good salad, but there are so many other amazing foods out there that are also good for you.
Instead, eat like a healthy Instagrammer and replace that salad with one of these 39 recipes!
Pimp your avocado toast by adding some ricotta. It'll taste better and boost your metabolism.
If avocados aren't your thing, make this healthy recipe that will keep you full and satisfied.
On those nights when you're craving an entire pizza, give into your cravings without the guilt with these healthy, mini zucchini pizzas. They're like healthier bagel bites without the freezer burn.
Eat like a Michelin Star chef with the budget of a college student.
Cut your carb intake and eat more veggies by making these veggie noodles out of zucchini and a few other ingredients. You'll never crave pasta again.
Shakshuka is a versatile Middle Eastern food that will help you get rid of all your leftovers. It's great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and can be paired with almost anything from salads to challah.
Sushi is healthy and fun to eat. There are tons of different variations of it, and it's easier to make than you'd think. It's healthier when you make it yourself because you can customize the fillings.
Make your favorite comfort food even better by adding some butternut squash to it. Healthy is the new Easy Mac.
This recipe is super cheap, filling and you get to eat out of a squash bowl.
10. Buddha Bowl
You'll start eating this recipe religiously.
So technically this is a salad... but you won't feel like you're eating one! It's warm and you don't even need any salad dressing.
You can eat all the pizza you want and be healthy, too. Dreams do come true.
Carbo-load with this savory, cheesy risotto. Replace white rice with brown rice or another healthy grain to amp up the healthiness.
This recipe is going to make you want to eat your veggies.
Make your main dish jealous with this colorful recipe.
Take your soup game to the next level with a few simple ingredients.
These fries are so good, you won't even need ketchup.
Make it colorful with multicolor carrots. You can also upcycle that pesto and use it to add some flavor to other foods, such as eggs or pasta.
How do you make one of the most stigmatized vegetables taste amazing? Add bacon.
21. Asparagus Fries
This is a great, low-carb alternative to fast-food fries. Make it even healthier by replacing those bread crumbs with ground-up rolled oats or nuts.
If you're looking for a great way to spice up your sprouts, make these with some prosciutto and balsamic vinegar.
If you're tired of eating avocado in guacamole or avocado toast, try a sweeter way to eat it: chocolate truffle form.
24. Apricot Bites
Eat like a gourmet chef without even using an oven or microwave. This recipe only takes five minutes and perfectly blends sweet and savory.
25. Muffin Tops
Make the best part of a muffin (according to Seinfeld) without getting one of your own.
These doughnuts are a bit harder to make, but the results pay off. (Bonus: you'll become a better chef in the process.)
27. Hemp "Ice Cream"
Bring out your inner California girl with this hemp ice cream – don't forget to decorate with some colorful fruit and photograph it for Instagram. #healthy #blessed
This is the healthiest cheesecake recipe of all cheesecake recipes. Plus, they're cute and mini so you can hand them out to your friends or ration them out for whenever you feel like treating yourself.
Eat dessert for breakfast without breaking your diet. Oh, and you'll squeeze in an extra serving of vegetables.
This baked egg in an avocado is as healthy as it is adorable.
Making hummus has never been easier: five ingredients, five minutes. You can use this no-guilt spread on anything (bread, celery, wraps, etc.). Store it in the fridge and you're good for the week.
These are four takes on your classic granola you'll never get tired of. And don't worry, these aren't necessarily a path towards a life of hiking and camping.
These sweet potato chips deliver the perfect hint of sweetness without being overwhelming.
34. Zucchini Chips
Zucchini chips have half the fat as a regular potato chip, but the same amount of crunchiness and saltiness. Score.
This smoothie is bananas (B-A-N-A-N-A-S) because it is easy to freeze, easy to eat and easy to enjoy.
36. Frozen Grapes
The recipe is exactly what is sounds like: frozen grapes. They taste like fruity, refreshing popsicles and are a great way to cool down during the summer.
If you're tired of that boring "healthy" green smoothie every day, change it up by using matcha powder instead. It's full of antioxidants and a bit of caffeine, so it will give your day a great kickstart without an afternoon crash.
This broccoli hummus puts your leftover broccoli stems to great use, preventing waste and only using a few ingredients.
These nachos, made with zucchini chips and a vegetable topping, are to die for. You can also sweeten this dish by adding mangos and avocado.
If you're actually craving a salad, check out how to build a salad, what your salad says about you, this apple-citrus quinoa salad, and 9 salad leaves that taste better than Romaine lettuce.