Shopping to Slim Your Waist and Wallet- July 7th

Hope everyone had as much fun celebrating America's birthday as we did here at Market Street! We have a TON of fresh fruit ripe for the picking and at these prices who can resist? This week's recipe takes into consideration some awesome deals and a weekend spent enjoying the holiday.

Fresh Berry Salad (serves 4)
2 cups diced grilled chicken (On sale, $4.99 lb)
1/2 cup each blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries (2-6oz pkg for $3)
1/2 cup halved strawberries (2-16 oz pkg for $3)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
6 cups raw spinach (2-9oz pkg for $3)
1/2 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Toss ingredients, except feta cheese, in balsamic vinaigrette. Divide into four portions, sprinkle each with 1/8 cup feta cheese. 

Per serving: 345 Calories, 20 g fat (4.8 sat), 647 mg sodium, 14 g Carb, 4 g Fiber, 28 g Protein

This salad is perfect for these hot, humid days of Texas summer and will fill you up without weighing you down. It not only satisfies, it provides a variety of healthy benefits:
  • Strawberries are high in immune-boosting Vitamin C
  • Blueberries are a reputed "Superfruit" because of their antioxidants
  • Raspberries are an excellent source of fiber
  • Blackberries are high in Vitamin K, which helps with blood clotting and absorption of calcium
  • Spinach is high in Vitamin A, helping defend against night blindness and viral infections

  Empty your plate without emptying your pockets on this fresh and quick meal! 

Guest Blogger Heather Golubski is currently a dietetic intern and graduate student at Texas Woman's University.

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