HOT SPINACH APPLE SALAD
DENISE ALBERS FREEBURG, ILLINOIS PREP/TOTAL TIME: 20 min. • MAKES: 10 servings
6 bacon strips, diced
1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 Tbsp. brown sugar 9 cups fresh baby spinach 2 unpeeled large red apples, thinly sliced 1 medium red onion, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels. Drain bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings.
2. In same skillet, combine the vinegar, brown sugar and reserved drippings. Bring to a
boil; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly.
3. Meanwhile, in a serving bowl, combine spinach, apples, onion and bacon. Drizzle with warm dressing; toss to coat. Serve immediately. 1 serving: 117 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.