With Thanksgiving solidly behind us and Christmas still coming up, I have to admit: I'm feeling a little bloated. Tis the season for delicious food, pretty music and, unfortunately, weight gain.

This year, though, I am absolutely determined not to gain any weight in between Thanksgiving and New Year's, as most of us typically do. And how do I plan to accomplish this great feat? Well, by eating these 5 Fall salads with a Latin twist, of course! They all have plenty of greens to keep me full and a LOT of flavor to keep me satisfied, too. Plus, of course, they're definitely going to help me keep my waistline in check this season!

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Cranberry Salsa Salad 1

Cranberry Salsa Salad

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Ingredients: Olive oil, about 1 tablespoon per serving, Buttermilk (or yogurt or heavy cream), about 1 tablespoon per serving, Salt, Pepper, Lemon, 1 head romaine, washed and chopped into bite-size pieces or strips, Leftover turkey, 4-5 ounces per serving, Fritos, generous handful per serving

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Pumpkin Seed Salad 2

Pumpkin Seed Salad

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Ingredients: Pumpkin Seeds, 1 cup, Carrots, raw, 3 large, Iceberg Lettuce (salad), 1 head, medium

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Sweet Potato & Poblano Salad 3

Sweet Potato & Poblano Salad

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Ingredients: 2 tablespoons honey, 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, 1 tablespoon minced shallot (about 1 small), 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, Dash of Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 1/2 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), peeled, quartered lengthwise, Canola oil or vegetable oil (for brushing), 2 fresh poblano chiles (about 8 ounces total),* seeded, diced, 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced diagonally (about 2), 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

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Apple Avocado Salad 4

Apple Avocado Salad

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Ingredients: 1 (10 ounce) package baby greens, 1/4 cup chopped red onion, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese, 2 teaspoons lemon zest, 1 apple - peeled, cored and sliced, 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced, 4 mandarin oranges, juiced, 1/2 lemon, juiced, 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, 1 clove garlic, minced, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt to taste

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Hearty Kale Salad 5

Hearty Kale Salad

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Ingredients: 6 cups very thinly sliced kale (about 1/2 large bunch), tough stems removed (see Note), 2 hard-boiled eggs (see Tip), coarsely chopped, 2 slices center-cut bacon, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 1/2 cups sliced button mushrooms, 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, 1/8 teaspoon salt