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Apple Harvest Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

This salad is full of disease-fighting vitamins and minerals available in spinach, apples, and cranberries as well as the healthy fats found in avocado and pecans. Add a grilled chicken breast to each salad serving to make it a meal. Salad: 16 ounce bag of baby spinach, washed and drained 1 large unpeeled sweet-tart apple, such as Pink Lady or Honeycrisp, washed, cored and thinly sliced 1 Haas avocado, peeled and sliced ½ of a medium red onion, thinly sliced 1/3 cup dried cranberries ¼ cup toasted pecan pieces Dressing: 1/3 cup blue Cheese, crumbled 2 Tbsp white vinegar 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1/3 cup orange juice 8 ounces Fat Free plain yogurt Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together vinegar, Dijon mustard, orange juice and yogurt. Gently fold blue cheese crumbles into dressing mix.

Serves 4. Nutrition Facts per serving: ¼ salad with 2 Tbsp dressing.
Calories: 250; Fat: 16 grams, Protein: 4 grams; Carbohydrate: 32 grams; Fiber: 6