My kids go for this salad because of the fruit! It was inspired by Lose that Last 10 Pounds, by Denise Austin . She recommends serving it with spaghetti. The combo works because sweet and tangy fruit complement salty tomato sauce.
Cranberries are the new croutons!
(I like vinaigrette)
*Nutrition Facts: 1 serving Salad:
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2 cups mixed greens
4 oz. Mandarin oranges
2 Tbsp. dried cranberries
2 Tbsp. Good Seasons Italian dressing
My favorite Italian dressing is high-calorie, similar to Ranch dressing. If you use lite Italian dressing, you can cut about 80 calories off the total!
*Calculated from food packaging and the following websitehttp://caloriecount.about.com.
I used “Great Value” brand (Walmart) Mandarin oranges and dried cranberries, and “Good Seasons” Italian dressing mix.