Spinach Apple Salad with Honey Dressing

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Meatloaf and mashed potatoes weighing you down? January's a prime time for parents and kids to lighten up those calorie-bogged dishes. Combine nutrient-powerhouse spinach with sweet apple slices for a salad that you can easily turn into a meal by adding slices of grilled chicken!

Overview

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

Salad

12 oz. bag baby spinach (romaine works well, too)
1 apple (gala, empire or pink lady), cut into thin slices
4 thin slices of red onion
1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dried cranberries

Vinaigrette

1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. honey
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Whisk together all of the vinaigrette ingredients.
  2. Pour the vinaigrette over the spinach and toss along with the apples, red onion, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries.
  3. Serve right away.
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