Friday, November 23, 2012

Recipe of the Day

Quinoa, Apple & Walnut Salad with Turkey Sausage

This recipe provides 2 servings.     Total Prep Time:    Approx.   30 mins.


1) 1/4 cup quinoa
2) 1.2 cup water
3) 4 oz lean turkey sausage (or soy/veggie sausage)
4) 1 1/4 cup diced apple
5) 1/4 cup walnuts, crushed
6) 3 cups spinach


1) Bring water to a boil in a small pot on high heat then add quinoa. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for approx. 12 mins. Remove from heat, drain and set aside to cool.

2) Cook sausage in a large pot of simmering water for approx. 15 mins, depending on thickness of sausage. Remove from water and preheat a nonstick pan on medium heat. Lightly coat with spray and add sausage. Saute' sausage until lightly browned. Set aside to cool, then slice into 1/4  inch

3) Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle the dressing of your choice on the salad and serve.   *Possible dressing choice: Spicy Apple Vinaigrette

Nutritional value per serving:

Calories: 300
Fat: 13 grams
Fiber: 7 grams
Carbs: 38 grams
Protein: 11 grams
Sodium: 515 mg
Cholesterol: 12 mg

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