Greens such as kale, spinach, arugula, beet greens, iceberg, romaine, Boston, collard, and many other varieties are the perfect lunch or dinner, but eaten alone can leave you feeling hungry soon after. By adding some healthy whole grains, vegetables, and proteins you can really power up any salad! There are hundreds of flavor combos whether you are looking for something fruit filled and sweet or packed with vegetables and savory. One of our favorite salad adds is quinoa. It is gluten-free, high in protein and fiber, and has all 9 essential amino acids. Quinoa is excellent at absorbing flavors from dressings and other add-ins. Have you tried our kale and quinoa recipe with sharp cheddar? It is amazing! Pumpkin seeds are another wonderful source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats that will help regulate your satiety longer. They can be chopped for a finer texture, roasted to add a sweeter or more savory option or added just the way they are. We love them paired with greens, cottage cheese, blueberries, and a red wine vinaigrette. Chia seeds are hydrophilic which means they absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid. Added to any combo of greens and fruits can be magical! Hope you enjoy a loaded salad soon!