If you read my weight loss blog you may have caught my recent obsession with grapefruit. I've been enjoying them straight up almost every morning but yesterday I took the leap and used one as inspiration for a new salad idea.
At first I thought I'd make a simple citrus salad using an orange and grapefruit, then I remember I just bought some fresh spinach and a pomegranate. Why not make a fruit based spinach salad? The juices from the citrus were the perfect "dressing" on the spinach eliminating the need for anything additional making this a super light salad with TONS of flavor.
Here's what I did...
- 1 Ruby Red grapefruit
- 1 Orange (I used a honeybell)
- About 1 ½ cups of raw spinach leaves.
- 1 oz (28g) Pomegranate
- ½ oz (14g) Walnuts
Using the method outlined on this site section the grapefruit and orange. It makes a mess...
but it's surely worth it!
Pile the spinach on a plate. Top with the grapefruit and orange slices. Sprinkle on the pomegranate and walnuts or have your helper do it..
Enjoy! After you take pictures with goofy child that is.
Little man helped me make the salad but I couldn't get him to eat anything but the pomegranate. Here he is stealing one during our photo shoot.
A few things about this salad before I go. I'm listing it as 1 serving but it can easily be shared as a more side dish idea. Nutritionally it's a power house! According to NutritionData.com...
"This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K."
However the new PointsPlus are stumping me again. If I enter in the Nutritional information I get 8 BUT the whole salad is made up of "free" foods except for the walnuts which would only be 3. So I'm thinking it's 3 but I'd really like Weight Watchers to clear up what the official "ruling" is. It seems the healthier my recipes get the more discrepancies there are.
UPDATE: Weight Watchers PointsPlus Recipe Calculations – Any Insights? Click here to see what Weight Watchers has to say about the PointsPlus discrepancy.
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|300||10||10||old: 6||new: 3 or 8|