Drop a Few Pounds With These 5 Summer Salads

Long summer nights and steamy weather quells our tastes for heavy comfort foods. Our taste buds tend to crave cool, juicy and crisp foods.

It is also a great time of year to drop a few pounds because we are more active and crave less fatty foods. (Check out our FREE Carb Manipulation Protocol here).

I have compiled my top five salad dinners that are easy to make and taste great. After a long day at the office, flip on the air conditioner and enjoy a cool salad, low cal, high protein salad.

I pack them in these awesome containers for convenience.

Greek salad of fresh cucumber, tomato, sweet pepper, lettuce, red onion
These five delicious recipes will help you stay on track with your weight loss goals while enjoying something different every day.

Drop a few pounds with these 5 summer salads


1 bag of spinach
Low fat feta cheese
1 lb of shady brook turkey breasts (steam or grill)
1 tsp of oregano
1/4 cup of olive oil
squeeze of lemon
Serves: 2


1 can of Good Italian Tuna (tonno genova)
1 lbs of steamed asparagus chopped one inch pieces
3 red peppers from can of marinated peppers
1/4 cup capers
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar or to taste
Serves: 1


1lbs of cooked lentil drained
1 large anise(chopped) 2 cups
2 carrots chopped
1 small red onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp of cider vinegar


1 LB of sirloin or shell steak
seared and sliced (not too thick)
1 pound of very clean arugula
shaved parmegiano reggiano cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup of olive oil
squeeze of lemon


1 LB of shrimp steamed and shelled
2 cups of broccoli florets steamed
1/4 cup of sesame seeds
1 tsp of red pepper flakes
1 cup of raspberries
1/4 cup olive oil
squeeze of lemon

Stock Up on Fresh Ingredients!

Stock up on fresh ingredients this summer. I use Amazon Fresh for delivery right to my door these days. Check out the benefits of portion control as well.

Use simple, crisp flavors and don’t forget to experiment with your own taste combinations. The possibilities are endless. Eat and be free!


  • Fiorella DiCarlo is a Registered Dietitian and has both clinical and research experience in medical nutrition therapy. Fiorella is considered a food and nutrition expert by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). She has a B.S in Nutrition and Food Science. Her training also includes two post graduate training programs from the Women’s Therapy Institute in Eating and the Body: A Cultural, Relational Psychoanalytic Framework and another from the William Alanson White Institute for Psychoanalysis in Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions. Her private practice specializes in Eating Disorders and helping people Change their Relationship with Food. Appleman Nutrition is a New York based Nutrition counseling practice whose philosophy is rooted in a non-diet, inclusive approach to eating and the belief that Health can be achieved at any size. Fiorella is the founder of Fiorella Eats, an exploration of food through the eyes and taste buds of a Registered Dietitian. A foodie and food curator first, Fiorella Eats chronicles the NYC food scene and shows how to get in touch with your food–touch it, smell it, cook it, love it!