A healthy version of Grandma’s Apple-Pineapple Salad

January 1, 2014

A serving of this tasty apple salad is the perfect way to practice grandma’s advice, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” I might add that a serving of this keeps the boredom away from your meals, too!

3 cups (6 small) unpeeled diced Red Delicious apples

1/4 cup raisins

1 cup (1 8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, packed in fruit juice, drained

1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

3/4 cup reduced-calorie whipped topping

2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1. In a medium bowl, combine apples, raisins, pineapple and marshmallows. In a small bowl, combine whipped topping, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Add dressing mixture to apple mixture. Mix gently to combine.

2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Gently stir again just before serving. Serves 6 (2/3 cup each).

Each serving equals: 96 calories, 0g fat, 0g protein, 24g carb, 144mg sodium, 1g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Fruit, 1/2 Starch.