With all those delicious, yes, & fattening, foods during the holidays, why not have some quick and healthy holiday salads at your fingertips!
Winter Fruit Salad
Holidays mean that you might just have to think about winter fruit salad fruits! Things like pomegranate, pears, cranberries, grapefruit, oranges, apples–now those are some amazing fruits that we can use to create holiday salads.
Christmas salads may be frequently related to cranberries and apples. And, these are perfect for pairing with fresh greens like spinach, arugula and then, of course, celery, nuts and oranges.
Salads with Pomegranate
Did you know that pomegranate is a shrub? Well, this fruit from the shrub makes wonderful healthy holiday salads!
Pomegranate is full of antioxidants and one in particular is plentiful That’s the antioxidant polyphenols. These can reverse atherosclerosis as well as vascular inflammation. And, it lowers blood pressure. You’ll want to drink pomegranate juice to see some of these benefits after a few weeks.
Salad with Apples
You can’t find more healthy salads than those made with apples. And, in the Fall months apples are in season. If you haven’t tried the new ‘Rave’ apple then you must! A cross between a honeycrisp and MonArk, it’s so juicy you’ll need a straw!
Lettuce Salad Recipes
Of course, we’re all used to lettuce salad recipes, so making regular lettuce fancier happens with Fall and Winter fruits. And, if there’re fruits that you love that are out of season, don’t forget frozen fruits. That’s the wonder of living in the age of freezers and fruit. And, Dole Sunshine provides delicious healthy fruit year round whether you’re looking for blueberries, blackberries, peach slices or pineapple chunks!
Christmas Brunch Ideas
When you’re planning your Christmas brunch ideas, you might err on the side of lots of salads. The holidays are a time of so much eating and lots of times not so healthy eating. So when we can sneak in more healthy foods, like salads, then doing so for brunch helps stave off a few extra calories.
Festive Christmas Salad
The fun thing about a festive Christmas salad is that just adding the green of greens and the red of things like tomatoes and red bell peppers already makes this salad colorful and holiday’ish. But when you add more of the unique textures and tastes, nuts, dried fruits, fresh fruits, then you have something really healthy and fabulous.