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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 359.7
  • Total Fat: 19.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 132.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.0 g
  • Protein: 6.0 g

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Power Greens Salad for One

Submitted by: SMARTIN77

Introduction

I discovered a nice blend of spinach with bok choy and baby swiss chard at Kroger's which became the base of this delicious salad. The sweetness of the apples and oranges mixes with the tanginess of the balsamic vinaigrette and lemon juice. Very flavorful and pleasing taste, great portable lunch when you're on-the-go. I discovered a nice blend of spinach with bok choy and baby swiss chard at Kroger's which became the base of this delicious salad. The sweetness of the apples and oranges mixes with the tanginess of the balsamic vinaigrette and lemon juice. Very flavorful and pleasing taste, great portable lunch when you're on-the-go.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    3 c. New Star Spinach PLUS Power Greens (w/ bok choy and baby swiss chard)
    2 T. Balsamic Vinaigrette
    1/2 c. canned mandarin oranges (1/2 a small can)
    1/2 medium red apple, chopped
    Freshly squeezed lemon juice of half lemon
    1/8 c. golden seedless raisins, packed
    1/8 c. chopped walnuts

Tips

*Add a head or two of Belgian endive or a little arugula for more complex flavor. Endive has a slight bite and arugula even stronger.
*Substitute apples with 1/2 cup sliced strawberries to reduce calories (27 calories vs. 40). Strawberries are the perfect complement for balsamic vinaigrette.
*Remember to carefully measure the walnuts, as calories in nuts add up very quickly!
*For a smaller side salad reduce to 1-2 cups of greens. (I used two cups of greens for my salad and added a few low-fat tortilla chips on the side)
*If you have time, refrigerate the salad for a little while to let the flavors marinate. This makes a great lunch to take to work.


Directions

Cut medium red apple in half. Remove seeds and chop. Place in bowl. (I chopped the whole apple, and saved the other half for another meal). Roll lemon and cut in half. Squeeze half a lemon on chopped apples and thoroughly coat them in the juice.

Place prewashed greens in a salad bowl. Add oranges, apples, raisins and walnuts. Pour two tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette on salad and toss to coat thoroughly. Eat immediately or refrigerate for later.

Serving Size: makes 1 large salad

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SMARTIN77.






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