17 Must-Try Healthy Salad Recipes + Why I Love Panera Bread - Yummy Healthy Easy

17 Must-Try Healthy Salad Recipes + Why I Love Panera Bread - Yummy Healthy Easy

Check out these 17 Must-Try Healthy Salad Recipes and learn why Panera Bread is changing the way people eat, for the better! (Thank you to Panera Bread for sponsoring this post!)

Raise your hand if you love Panera Bread as much as I do! We have a Panera that’s within a few miles of our house. It’s one of my favorite places to grab lunch or dinner because they serve yummy food that makes me feel good after I eat it. They serve food as it should be.

If you haven’t already heard, Panera is on a journey to serve clean food. What exactly does “clean food” mean? Clean food does not have artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors and preservatives—Panera Bread understands this and has already started eliminating those elements from their menus and is committed to removing all by the end of 2016! Seriously. How amazing is that?

Panera wants to be an ally for wellness for the millions of guests they serve each week. It’s funny how just about every time I visit Panera, I see people of all kinds but especially those in gym clothes! It’s the perfect food for after a workout!

They’ve removed artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors and preservatives from the cafe salad dressings they serve. I love that because I think their dressings are better than ever now! Clean food just tastes better and makes you feel better after you eat it.

Now that school’s out, I’ve been trying to do fun things with my boys every day. We had some errands to run the other day and then ran to Panera for lunch. Each of my boys picked something different, which is always a plus because I get to try more things, ha!

I got the Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Salad for my lunch and let me tell you, it was SO delicious! I’m a huge fan of Mediterranean food and this salad had all the goodies from Greek food that I love, like cucumbers, olives and Greek dressing. But it also had chicken, almonds and quinoa mixed in with kale and romaine. The dressing was light and refreshing. I practically licked my bowl when I was done.

Check out all of Panera’s salads HERE along with all of their nutritional stats too. I can’t wait to try the Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad next! Did you know you can order online? It makes life so much easier!

Now that I’ve got you thinking about salads, how about I give you 17 more deliciously healthy salad recipes to add to your must-make list?

These recipes are from myself and some of my favorite blog friends. Please pin the image above or click on the photo to take you to the site and pin directly from there. Thank you!


  • Southwest Chicken Cobb Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing by The Creative Bite
  • Easy Greek Salad with Homemade Dressing
  • Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots & Pumpkin Seeds by Spoonful of Flavor
  • Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing by The Weary Chef
  • Pineapple Spinach Salad Recipe by The Food Charlatan
  • Chicken Fajita Salad by Yellow Bliss Road
  • Chicken Feta Walnut Grape Chopped Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette by Joyful Healthy Eats
  • Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad
  • Sweet Strawberry Chicken Salad by Mariah’s Pleasing Plates
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