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!
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Servings: 4-6
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
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. honey
Salt and pepper to taste
- Whisk together all of the vinaigrette ingredients.
- Pour the vinaigrette over the spinach and toss along with the apples, red onion, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries.
- Serve right away.