Delicious Pear Salad

This scrumptious and filling salad of colorful greens, juicy pears and savory feta cheese is a delicious addition to a healthy diet. Add protein and turn the salad into a meal in a bowl:
– Add grilled chicken breast strips or shredded rotisserie chicken breasts for a delicious and healthy meal.
– Add dry roasted unsalted sunflower seeds or chopped walnuts for a delicious and nutritious crunch.
Ingredients – Salad:
1 bag of mixed salad greens (5 ounces)
2 medium size pears, sliced thinly
½ cup crumbled feta, goat cheese or blue cheese
Ingredients – Dressing:
3 – 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 lemon juice or 2 -3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
¼ teaspoon sea salt or to taste
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste
In a bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
Add greens and toss well. Place on plates.
Scatter cheese and pears over each plate. Serve immediately.
Serves: 6
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 120 Calories, 8g Carbohydrates, 11mg Cholesterol, 7g Fat, 125mg Potassium, 3g Protein, and 190mg Sodium
7 Reasons to Eat More Pears:
1) Weight Control
Pears are a delicious and filling snack, they contain enough sugar to satisfy your sugar needs and keep your weight in control.
2) Prevent Heart Disease
Pears contain soluble fiber, a nutrient that can reduces the absorption of LDL “bad’ cholesterol, a key contributor for plaque buildup on the walls of the arteries.
3) Boost Metabolism
Pears are packed with vitamin C, that helps burn body fat. They are also about 84% percent water and will keep you hydrated.
4) High in Antioxidants
Pears are loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent damage and repair damage to cells.
5) Hypoallergenic Fruit
Pears are hypoallergenic. Individuals who suffer from allergies can eat pears with no adverse side effect.
6) Colon Health:
Pears contain a large fiber content that is very helpful for maintaining colon health. The pectin content of pears can act as a mild laxative.
7) Reduce Inflammation:
Pears contain high flavonoid quercetin, which has been found to reduce inflammation. This combats inflammatory ailments such as the hardening of the arteries.

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