The Recipe Redux has literally gone NUTS this month! National Nut Day is October 22, and I am celebrating the pecan (also known as pee-cana). Pecans are very popular tree nut this time of year. It’s in oatmeal, streusel toppings, casseroles, and salads.
Pecans contain 200 calories per ounces or 19 halves, 20 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein. Pecans have been found to positively impact blood lipids and have heart healthy benefits. Eating a handful a day, could in fact, keep the doctor away!
What better way to celebrate nuts than a quick and easy salad that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. This spinach salad screams fall with the combination of apples, cranberries, and pecans.
- 4-5 cups baby spinach
- 1 apple, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup pecan halves
- Big handful of dried cranberries
- Optional: Feta cheese
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. stone ground mustard
- Combine all ingredients for dressing and stir
- Plate the spinach on a medium to large platter.
- Sprinkle cranberries on top.
- Layer thinly sliced apple down the middle of the spinach.
- Add pecans on top of apples.
- Optional: sprinkle with desired amount of feta cheese.
Check out a ton of great healthy nut recipes from my fellow reduxers!