Cranberry Waldorf Salad – A Delicious, Healthy Twist on a Classic

Looking for something new and different to try on your holiday table?  This is a staple side dish on our Thanksgiving table and makes a nice salad side any time of the year. It is light, refreshing, and a crowd pleaser and a great way to get some of your daily fruit servings in!  You can include some healthier, nutrient-dense dishes – think fruits, leafy greens, beans, peas - along with the heavier holiday favorites to add bulk while bringing down the overall calorie bang of your meal.

Cranberry Waldorf  Salad


1 ½ cups cranberries (you can also use Craisins “ 1/2 cup)

1 -2 cups apple, chopped (I use a variety like Honeycrisp and Granny Smith)

1 cup celery, chopped

1 cup green and/or red grapes, halved (I use both for added color)

1/3 cup raisins

¼ cup walnuts, chopped

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

1 carton (8oz.) vanilla yogurt, fat free (I also use Greek yogurt)

Mix all ingredients together and toss. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 69    Fat: 0.5 g    Saturated Fat: 0 g   Protein: 1.6 g    Carbs: 18.5 g    Fiber: 2 g

Yield: 9 servings