There are all sorts of spring and summer salads out there... but why not enjoy a salad in the fall or winter months?
Instead of working off the winter weight after the fact, just kick it in the pants ahead of time.
This salad is exploding with flavors of fall with baby spinach, bleu cheese, cranberries, pear, and even some pumpkin kernels!
I found my 'energy crunch' blend trail mix at my local grocer (HEB.) It contains lots of fall friendly bites such as cranberries, soybeans, almonds, and even pumpkin kernels.
You may not be able to find the exact same thing, but I'm sure there are lots of similar alternatives out there. Or you could alternatively just toss together one or two of the fruits and nuts that I mentioned.
If you're not a fan of pear, you can easily swap for some apple!
And if you're looking for a salad that easily packable, this is a great one since there isn't anything to go 'soggy' on you. Just be sure to keep the dressing separate until you're ready to eat and store in a fridge or with cooler pack.
Healthy Fall Salad
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 Salad • Calories: 278.5 • Fat: 8.7 g • Carb: 24.1 g • Fiber: 6.1 g • Protein: 5.5 g • Sugar: 11.8 g • Sodium: 277.3 mg
2 C. Baby Spinach Blend Salad, Loosely Packed
1/4 Bartlett Pear, Sliced or Chopped
2 Tbsp. Reduced Fat Bleu Cheese, Crumbled
2 Tbsp. Trail Mix (Soybeans, Cranberries, Almonds & Pumpkin Kernels.)
2 Tbsp. Skinny Balsamic Vinaigrette
Combine all ingredients together.