This cranberry apple salad is the perfect salad to go with your Thanksgiving meal or just for lunch!
It is very high in fiber and other nutrients, so will keep you full for hours.
It will definitely be one of the best tasting salads you have ever had.
I know it is for me.
I have had it every day for lunch since perfecting it. I think I may be obsessed.
I didn’t have a salad on the website yet, and I wanted to create a great one.
With fall coming up, I chose the fall flavors of apples and cranberries to create my first one.
And I’m not sorry.
When I tried it, I was over the moon and bragging about it on my Facebook.
This was perfect!
Omega 3s and Antioxidants
Did you know chia seeds and walnuts have high amounts of Omega 3s and can help with inflammation, brain health, and heart health?
And guess what?
It also has high amounts of antioxidants!
Every single ingredient for this salad was chosen because of their high antioxidant content. Red onions, red grapes, apples, cranberries, spinach, arugula, walnuts ALL have super high antioxidant counts, which is amazing for helping with inflammation, heart and blood pressure health, and reducing cancer risk.
Want even more health benefits? Add some fresh blueberries to the salad (in place of half of the cranberries)! Blueberries are probably the single most healthiest food you can eat. I actually tried it with this salad and it was fantastic.
Have you ever eaten anything with over 20g of Fiber in one sitting?
You will now.
But Ashly, what about the Carbs in this salad?
Yes, it does have a high carb count, but not all carbs are bad. You need carbs for energy and for brain health, and other nutrients just don’t do as good of a job.
There are good carbs and bad carbs, according to nutrition experts, like Harvard health, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Michael Greger, and Dr. Colin T. Campbell. All the carbs in this recipe are considered good carbs.
All the sugars in here are 100% from the fruit, which attaches to fiber and other nutrients, so won’t overwhelm your body, nor be digested all at once, like other sugars can.
And let me tell you, I have been eating this salad for 2 weeks straight, and I not only lost weight, but immediately after eating it, I somehow feel less stressed and in a better mood!
So, miracle salad? Maybe?
We will just say it is for me.
Related Article: Is Lack of Fiber Causing Your Health Problems?
Tips for Large Gatherings
So the serving size I made on this is enough for a large salad for one person.
However, if you are making this for a large gathering, you would just select “3x” in the recipe box and it will give you the recipe for a group sized amount!
And don’t worry! One serving is a large dinner portion, so 3x that will definitely be enough for a family gathering who also has other food on their plate.
Other Fall Favorite Recipes
- Leftover Low Sodium Turkey Casserole
- Instant Pot Low Carb Turkey Soup
- Sweet n Spicy Chili
- Turmeric Cabbage Soup
- Anti-Inflammatory Soup
- Southwest Lasagna
This cranberry apple salad is the perfect salad to go with your Thanksgiving meal or just for lunch! Rich in fiber and a high quality taste, anyone who tries this will be in love!
Toss all ingredients together and enjoy!
Add Blueberries in place of half the cranberries for extra flavor!
Unsweetened cranberries may be a little tart, so you can add different ones, but please note sugar content will go up drastically if you do!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Salad
- Method: Mix
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 529
- Sugar: 35g
- Sodium: 160mg
- Fat: 23g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 20g
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 78g
- Fiber: 22g
- Protein: 14g
- Cholesterol: 0
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