Orchard Harvest Salad

-Post written by Alyssa Horton, RHN

At Healthfare we believe in simple, fresh, and real ingredients. The Orchard Harvest Salad is just that, simple and delicious. This salad is packed full of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and much more! Made with Baby Kale, Apples, Quinoa, and our homemade Buttermilk Dressing, it’s the perfect lunch while you’re on the go this fall.

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Apples

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Have you ever wondered exactly why people say this? Well, apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. At just 65 calories per one cup, apples really are one of the best snacks.

Not only can you find apples in our Orchard Harvest Salad, but they are also in our Strawberry Apple Banana Supergreen Smoothie, Apple Oat Muffins, and Apple Coconut Curry Sauce.

Quinoa

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Quinoa is a powerhouse food packed with a ton of nutrition! It is one of the most protein rich foods we can eat, as it is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids. If you read my blog post on protein, you will be familiar with the health benefits of protein and the importance of the amino acid content of foods. Quinoa also contains 2x as much fiber as any other grains, and high amounts of Iron, Lysine, Magnesium, Riboflavin, and Manganese.

Quinoa can also be found in the Ruby Red Rice Blend used for our Rice Bowls.

Baby Kale

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At just 33 calories, one cup of kale has nearly 3 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fiber, Vitamins A, C, and K, Folate, Potassium, Magnesium, and Alpha-linolenic Acid, an important Omega-3 Fatty Acid. 

Kale can be found in both of our Super Green Smoothie flavours, as well as in a new menu item coming soon (stay tuned!).

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The Orchard Harvest Salad makes the perfect lunch with back to school, especially when you add a protein of your choice. You can pick from chicken, beef, turkey, or tofu for just $5! It is the perfect blend of healthy, sweet, and hearty.

Come and try any of our selection of salads for $5 small / $8 large!

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-Post written by Alyssa Horton, RHN