Sunday, May 6, 2012

Quick & Easy: Cranberry Walnut Salad

Sounded good.....tasted AMAZING!

Serves - 5
Preparation Time:  10 minutes

5oz field green salad mix
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
1 cup shredded carrots
4 green onions, chopped
3 Tblspn balsamic vinegar
1 Tblspn olive oil
1 Tblspn Splenda [used one packet - way less than 1 Tblspn]
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1.  In a large bowl, toss together the field greens, cranberries, walnuts, carrots, and green onions.

2.  In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Splenda, salt (optional), and pepper.

3.  Pour dressing over the salad, toss to coat evenly and divide among five plates.

Exchange/Carb - 1/2 fruit / 1 vegetable / 1-1/2 fat
Calories - 110                        Sodium - 25mg
   Calories from Fat - 65         Total Carbs - 12g  w/net Carbs - 10g
Total Fat - 7g                              Dietary Fiber - 2g
   Saturated Fat - 0.7g                 Sugar - 8g
   Trans Fat - 0g                      Protein - 2g
Cholesterol - 0mg

Source:  The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbook by Chef Jennifer bucko, MCFE & Lara Rondinelli, RD, LDN, CDE


  • The comment after the first bite, "you can make this again, or for that matter, as often as you want!"
  • Yes, I did add shrimp.  Next time may decide to add shredded chicken.  Honestly, you could add any protein and it would still be great!
  • Paired this with the Blueberries with Lemon Cream for dessert - yum!

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