Fruited Harvest Salad

  December 4, 2014  |    Blog>Recipes

Fruited Harvest Salad

 

After indulging it always feels good to get back on track and follow up those eating events with a bit of a lighter, yet still super satisfying meal. So we’ve got the perfect meal to do just that!

 

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Say hello to this fresh, seasonal salad! There’s something so satisfying about adding sweet and crunchy fruit to vegetables in a salad– and the bounty of fruit in this salad does just that– making for this awesome, refreshing, light dish. This salad is packed with energy boosting foods and nutrients to help your body to quickly recover from any of the holiday (or anytime!) overindulgences. Tantalize your taste buds with persimmons, pomegranates, pecans and more and find out how they work their magic in this salad—and in your body! And be sure to grab your fork and dig in with us!

 

Fruited Harvest Salad

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You can bet that this salad is full of antioxidants. From pomegranate seeds to persimmons, this salad fights free radicals and reduces inflammation—aka damage—like that done to cells from overindulgence. Add that persimmons are a great source of vitamin A, which is essential for vision and healthy formation of cells. And pecans aren’t just for that appetizing crunch. These nuts are a great source of healthy fats to boost heart health. This salad is so simple to make, and it is bursting with the fruity flavors of fall. Make a big platter to bring to holiday parties- it is so colorful and festive, and is sure to please even the most hesitant salad eater. This fruity combo takes the fruit salad to a whole new level!

 

 

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

2 persimmons

2 pears

½ cup pomegranate arils

1/3 cup chopped pecans

4 oz non-fat feta cheese, crumbled

5 cups arugula

Balsamic vinegar

 

Directions:

Thinly slice persimmons and pears about ¼ inch thick. Assemble salad by combining all ingredients. Toss before serving. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and enjoy!

 

Nutrition Facts:

235 Calories             6.5 g fat          33 g carbs      8 g protein     21 g sugar

7.5 g fiber

Fruited Harvest Salad
 
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This refreshing salad is bursting with antioxidants to get you feeling light after overindulging during the holidays.
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 persimmons
  • 2 pears
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans
  • 4 oz non-fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • 5 cups arugula
  • Balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Thinly slice persimmons and pears about ¼ inch thick.
  2. Assemble salad by combining all ingredients.
  3. Toss before serving.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ recipe Calories: 235 Fat: 6.5 g Carbohydrates: 33 g Sugar: 21 g` Fiber: 7.5 g Protein: 8 g

 

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