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Warm Salads and Wheat Germ

Salads provide a nutritious way to start any meal, but so often we simply toss together lettuce and vegetables with a drizzle of ranch dressing and call it a day. Make no mistake, there is a time and place for the classic green salad, but when it’s cold outside and lettuce isn’t exactly in season, why not switch things up?

To help you make the most of these long winter months, we have several ideas for warm salads so delicious, you won’t miss the iceberg lettuce one bit. Our Warm Cabbage, Apple and Wheat Germ Salad is hearty and satisfying, and it’s packed with fiber thanks to the nutrient-rich ingredients.

If you love a classic warm spinach salad with bacon vinaigrette, why not try this Spinach Salad with Pears and Warm Bacon Dressing at home? Filled with sweet pears, salty bacon and slightly wilted spinach, your family won’t realize they’re eating something so healthy. For even more nutrients, sprinkle two tablespoons of toasted wheat germ over the salad before tossing.

For a satisfying meatless dish, this Warm Kale Salad with Maple Roasted Acorn Squash is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Roasting the squash allows the natural sugars to caramelize and turn slightly sweet, a perfect complement to the pure maple syrup. Pumpkin seeds add flavor, crunch and just the right amount of healthy fats to help your body absorb the vitamins in the kale and squash.

The next time you’re in the kitchen, get creative and make your own warm salad using whatever vegetables, leafy greens, beans or lentils you have on hand. To maximize the health factor, sprinkle a little toasted wheat germ on the vegetables before roasting or whisk it into the vinaigrette before dressing the salad.

What is your favorite warm salad recipe? Let us know your kitchen creations below!