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Healthy Living Expo September 20-21, 2018

Apple Banana Salad with Peanuts

, by Weight Loss Challenge

With spring finally here we’re looking for yummy fruity flavors! Check out this salad from USDA What’s Cooking? with a mix of lettuce, bananas, apples, and peanuts all topped with paprika dressing. The best part is its super simple and will only take you about 15 minutes to make. Perfect for a busy day!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces lettuce mix
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 14 ounces sliced apples (prepackaged or 2 1/2 apples, sliced)
  • 3/4 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts

For the Dressing

  • 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fat-reduced mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons paprika

Directions

  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients.
  2. Slice bananas.
  3. In a large salad bowl, toss mixed greens, banana and apple slices, peanuts, and dressing.

Notes

Serving Suggestions: Serve with 8 oz non-fat milk and one slice of rustic whole-grain bread.

Tips on how to select and store bananas:

  • Choose bananas that are slightly green on the stem and tip. They should be firm, without bruises.
  • Store unripe bananas at room temperature. Store ripe bananas in refrigerator for up to two weeks; peel may turn black

Nutrition Information:

Serves: 4│Serving Size: 1

Calories: 330; Total Fat: 17g; Saturated Fat: 2.5g; Protein: 10g; Carbohydrates: 42g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sodium: 90mg

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