Salad might not be first on your list for Christmas or Hanukkah dinners. I mean, there’s turkey, mashed potatoes, latkes, brisket…and you hope to impress everyone with salad?
The thing is that you will impress everyone at dinner with this salad. This healthy holiday recipe is festive, thanks to the bright-red pomegranate arils. It’s a source of iron and fibre, thanks to the spinach. It provides calcium and protein, thanks to the cheese. And it’s got crunch and vitamin C, thanks to the pears.
As a bonus, having a serving of salad before you dig into the rest of the meal might help you cut down on overeating. Fiber from the greens and pears will help to fill you up before you fill your plate with high-calorie offerings. Research from Penn State University showed that eating a salad as a first course could reduce your overall calorie intake by 12 percent.
If this salad doesn’t interest you, here are a few other healthy holiday recipes that are equally festive and enjoyable: