Heart Healthy Blueberry Apple Salad

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 Heart Healthy Blueberry Apple Salad

This recipe for Heart Healthy Blueberry Apple Salad is sponsored by Sprouts Farmer’s Market. All thoughts and ideas are my own.

This Heart Healthy Blueberry Apple Salad is perfect any time of year and makes for a great easy weekday lunch or dinner. You can add chicken or fish on top and you’ve got a complete meal ready to go.

When we think about the term “heart healthy” we generally consider three things:

  • Saturated fat
  • Added sugar
  • Sodium

 Heart Healthy Blueberry Apple Salad

All three of these things can get quite high when using pre-made salad dressings. For this Heart Healthy Blueberry Apple Salad, I whipped up a super easy dressing that you can use on anything, and it doesn’t have any unnecessary saturated fat, added sugar, or sodium. It’s got just enough to offer great flavor but still a great heart healthy option!

It’s got hints of honey and orange and is the perfect vinaigrette. I even tried quadrupling the quantities listed in this recipe and it turned out perfectly and now I have a homemade Honey Orange Vinaigrette I can use on any number of dishes!

 Heart Healthy Blueberry Apple Salad

 Heart Healthy Blueberry Apple Salad


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Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Carbohydrates: 42g

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil or another mild oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 5 oz. Sprouts Brand Organic Baby Spinach & Baby Kale
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbsp raw pepitas
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 small sweet apple sliced (I prefer fuji or pink lady varieties)
  • 2 Tbsp crumbled goat cheese optional

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, and sea salt.
  • Set the dressing aside.
  • Next, roughly chop your baby spinach and baby kale mixture and add it to a large bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the greens and gently toss the dressing into the greens until they have been completely coated.
  • Then, top the salad with the pecans, pepitas, blueberries, sliced apple, and goat cheese (if using) and enjoy!

Notes

(Since you need such small portions of pepitas and pecans in this recipe, make sure to grab just the amount you need from the Sprouts Bulk Bins!)
The nutrition facts presented here are estimates only. The brands you use and product types chosen can change the nutritional information presented. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 24g
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