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Healthified Tangy Spinach and Apple Salad

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Fresh spinach, crisp apples and feta cheese come together in this great tasting salad.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Tangy Spinach and Apple Salad

6
cups fresh baby spinach
1
medium green-skin apple (such as Granny Smith), cored and sliced
1/4
cup thin wedges red onion
2
tablespoons snipped dried tart red cherries
1/2
cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette

1/4
cup olive oil
1/4
cup white balsamic vinegar or regular balsamic vinegar
2
teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1
teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/4
teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1 In a large bowl toss together spinach, apple, red onion, and dried cherries. Drizzle with Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette. Toss gently to coat. Top individual servings with cheese.
  • 2 Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette: In a screw-top jar combine 1/4 cup olive oil; 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar or regular balsamic vinegar; 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed; 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard; and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover; shake well to mix. Chill for up to 1 week. Shake before serving. Makes 2/3 cup.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 90
  • Fat Reduced By 7g
  • Sodium Reduced By 250mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
1/2 cup bottled honey mustard salad dressing 6 cups fresh baby spinach
2 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled 2 tablespoons snipped dried tart red cherries
6 cups chopped iceberg lettuce 1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese or crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces) 1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar or regular balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
230 (before)
140 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
5 g (before)
2 1/2 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
590 mg (before)
340 mg (after)
Sugars
 
 
16 g (before)
9 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
15 g (before)
8 g (after)
Vitamin A (%DV)
 
 
10 (before)
90 (after)
Vitamin C (%DV)
 
 
8 (before)
25 (after)

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 05/02/2014. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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