This salad makes a nutritious and flavor-packed lunch that you are bound to love. It’s a great example of how a salad can be a meal when you include vegetables, protein and healthy carbs.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
5.5 ounce bag organic baby spinach, spring mix blend
2 tablespoons sliced natural almonds
1/4 cup dry roasted pepitas
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 small organic apple, cored and diced
1/3 cup reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
7 ounces oven roasted deli turkey breast, sliced into ½ inch strips
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Dietitian Tip: This recipe uses organic spinach, lettuce and apples because they are part of the “dirty dozen” list of foods that can contain the most pesticides. So, if you are trying to figure out what foods to buy organic these are few to start with. If you can’t find pepitas, substitute with sunflower seeds. Dried fruit, such as cranberries, are high in carbs, but it’s good to eat them with other low-carb foods like spinach, salad and almonds.
MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm the ingredients you use are gluten-free and this recipe can be made gluten-free.
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