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Health Information Pear Salad with Almonds

Pear Salad with Almonds*

  •   ½ cup of your favorite fat-free Italian dressing
  •   ½ cup orange juice
  •  12 ounces chopped romaine lettuce
  •    2 ounces sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1½ ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  •    2 medium pears, peeled and diced

1. Whisk together Italian dressing and orange juice; set aside.

2. Toss together remaining ingredients in a large salad bowl

3. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss again to coat.

Please note this recipe makes six servings; you can easily cut the recipe in half for two generous servings of this tasty salad. If you are avoiding cholesterol, just omit the goat cheese.

Exchanges per serving:
     • 1 fruit
     • 1½ fat
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Calories per serving........132
   Calories from fat.............60

Total fat...........................7g
   Saturated fat...................1g
Cholesterol....................7mg
Total carbohydrate.........15g
   Sugars..........................10g
Protein.............................5g
Sodium.......................245mg
Dietary fiber.....................3g

* This recipe and nutritional information are from Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking written by Rush dietitian Lara Rondinelli, RD, LDN, CDE, and is reprinted with permission from the American Diabetes Association.

Copyright © 2004 American Diabetes Association.

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