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Three salad recipes with fewer than 300 calories

Three salad recipes with fewer than 300 calories
Salad of oranges, quinoa, radishes and feta (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

It's the first week of the new year and you're trying your hardest to keep that resolution to eat better. If you're attempting to fit more salads into your diet, there's no rule that says they have to be boring.

The following are three salads that are low in calories, but big on flavor. Think quinoa with orange and crumbled feta or broccoli, wild rice and pecans. Because eating a salad for dinner isn't the end of the world, especially when there's cheese involved.

Wild rice and broccoli salad

Los Angeles Times.

This hearty salad is a mix of broccoli, wild rice, crunchy pecans and bell peppers in a tangy lemon and red wine or sherry vinaigrette. Calories per serving: 286.

Fennel, radish and parsley salad with prosciutto

Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Fennel can breathe new life into a basic salad. This salad recipe features fennel, parsley, radishes, ribbons of prosciutto and Parmesan cheese. Calories: 294.

Salad of oranges, quinoa, radishes and feta

Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Don't worry. Other than some torn pieces of arugula, there's no real lettuce in this salad. Instead, it's a mix of orange segments, crumbled feta, quinoa, toasted walnuts and slivers of red onion with a little orange zest and a drizzle of olive oil. Calories per serving: 264.

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