One of the things I love so much about salads is that they're so easy to throw together when I'm starving! They're also loaded with good stuff, so I never feel guilty about eating an overstuffed bowl filled with healthy ingredients like spinach. If you're wondering if the salads I make for lunch are filling — they are! I'm not much of the dieting type (I prefer to just eat healthy the majority of the time), so I typically include ingredients that are filling when I make my salads. Today’s lunch option is a very quick apple cranberry pecan salad.
Spinach salad with apples, cranberries, and pecans, topped with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
This ingredient list will make 2 salads the size of the salad pictured above.
Rinse and drain the spinach leaves and then add them to 2 salad bowls. Dice the apple into smaller sized chunks (you can make them smaller than what I did here, if you prefer) and add them to the salad next. Finally, add the dried cranberries and pecan bits, then drizzle raspberry vinaigrette on top to finish it off. It's such a simple salad, and it's healthy, too!
The baby spinach leaves are an excellent source of Vitamins A, C, E and K, plus they contain iron and fiber. The apples also contain fiber, and that's one of the reasons this salad is so filling! As always, I add nuts because I like to include a source of protein with each of my meals throughout the day.
Drizzle on Braswell's All Natural Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing to top it off.
If you like this salad, you may also want to check out this delicious Salad with Chicken and Cranberries and you can see all the recipes I've posted at the “diet” link under the health tab on the menu above. As always, please follow us on Bloglovin’ or sign up for our weekly newsletter so you’ll never miss a post. Have a happy and healthy week!
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