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Not Just Another Salad Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 1
Author: Angela Marinelli

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli I often mix my broccoli with kale to get in those healthy greens!
  • 2 TBS dried cranberries Use the fruit juice sweetened - no sugar added. Whole Foods carries them.
  • 1 TBS chopped/minced walnuts I toast mine for added flavor
  • 1/2 ounce soft goat cheese or dairy-free cheese
  • 1 TBS dressing make your own or use a dressing like Annie's Organic Raspberry vinaigrette. No added sugar! If you want more dressing, add some apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar.
  • 4 ounces turkey or chicken white meat OR 1/2 cup steamed edamame

Instructions

Prep

  • Measure out your baby spinach. Chop up broccoli (and kale, if using).
  • Dice your walnuts. (I keep toasted walnuts in the fridge so I have them on hand. Toasted nuts have more flavor than raw nuts). You're meant to use 1/2 TBS of diced nuts. Otherwise, you'll end up with one big walnut on your salad. That's disappointing. :)
  • Chop up turkey or chicken.*

Put It Together

  • Add protein, the fruit juice sweetened dried cranberries, and diced nuts to salad.
  • Crumble goat cheese over salad.*

Toss and Taste

  • Add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper to taste. Add dressing. Toss and taste.
  • If you are used to more dressing, add some red wine or balsamic vinegar. You don't want to add too much dressing fat to a salad. This will work against weight loss or maintenance efforts!

*If You are Vegan/Vegetarian

  • Eliminate the goat cheese and double the nuts.
  • Eliminate the meat and add 1/2 cup of cooked soybeans.

Notes

Copywright Nourishment Connection 2012