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Irresistible Apple-Feta Salad

Combining sweet and savory ingredients makes for an irresistible dish, especially in the case of this Apple-Feta salad. Perhaps what I truly love about this recipe is that it reminds me of summer and sunny days! With the weather warming up, this Apple-Feta salad may be just what you need to tide you over till Spring’s arrival. For a lower calorie option, you may leave out or lessen the bacon that the recipe calls for. If you’re feeling rather ambitious, this recipe includes instructions for making your own balsamic vinaigrette. Give it a try, and comment below to share how it turned out!

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Chicken Apple Bacon Walnut Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients: (4 Servings)

Salad

  • 1 3/4 lbs cooked chicken breasts, diced into strips* (about 3 chicken breasts)
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and diced
  • 3 medium apples, sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped, toasted or candied walnuts
  • 7 – 9 oz spring mix & spinach lettuce blend
  • 6 oz crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped shallot
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

To get detailed instructions on how to prepare this irresistible Apple Feta Salad visit the blog Cooking Classy.

Jaclyn, of the blog Cooking Classy collects recipes that are reflective of her healthy lifestyle. All of her recipes are simple and delicious–the perfect solution for busy families that want to make healthy meals a priority. To stay updated with all things Cooking Classy, connect on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

 


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Cranberry Apple Crisp from Oaks Spa

This is a wonderful dessert for fall, when both cranberries and apples are in season. The fruits are quite compatible in flavor and color, and they help make any table look festive and inviting! This recipe is compliments of Oaks Spa at Ojai

Berry_Crisp_Recipe_Healthy_Cuisine_OaksSpaMAKES 14 SERVINGS – 70 CALORIES PER SERVING
  • ½ C. Apple Juice Concentrate
  • ½ T. Arrowroot
  1. Combine, whisk together, and stir over low heat to thicken. Mixture will be thick and clear.

TO MICROWARE: Combine in a four cup glass measuring cup and microwave 2 minutes to thicken.

  • 3 C. Fresh Cranberries, Washed
  • 3 C. Granny Smith or Pippin Apples, Sliced
  • 1 T. Brown Rice Flour
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  1. Toss with apple syrup and place in a 9” x 12”, nonstick sprayed, baking dish.
  • ½ C. Rolled Oats
  • ¼ C. Grape Nuts
  • 2 T. Apple Juice Concentrate
  1. Toss together to moisten cereal and sprinkle over Cranberry Apple mixture.
  2. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes until hot and bubbly. Serve warm or chilled. For BLUEBERRY Apple Crisps, substitute 3 cups of blueberries for the cranberries.

NOTE: This is a wonderful winter dessert. Top it with French Cream, Nonfat Yogurt or LowCal Sour Cream.

  • Carbs: 16 GM
  • Pro: 1 GM
  • Fat: Trace
  • Sodium: 15 mg