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November 5, 2013

Pomegranates can dress up a variety of holiday dishes

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April Graff, MS, RD, LD, is a reg­istered dietitian at both Mankato Hy-Vee stores and can be reached at AGraff@hy-vee.com or call 625-1107 or 625-9070. Send her ques­tions about food and nutrition, recipes, meal planning and healthy shopping.

Chicken Pomegranate Salad This make-ahead salad is a great way to care for yourself during this busy holiday season. Pack a lunch while shopping or running errands and enjoy the pleasant crunch and sweet/tart flavor pomegranate adds to the salad. All you need: 1 cup canned pineapple tidbits, drained, reserving juice 3 cups diced cooked chicken 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced red apple 1 cup diced red grapes ½ cup pomegranate arils 1 cup chopped walnuts ½ cup Hy-Vee light mayonnaise ½ cup light Hy-Vee yogurt, fruit flavor of your choice ¼ cup pineapple juice All you do: 1. Toss the pineapple in a large bowl with the chicken, celery, apple, grapes, pomegranate seeds and walnuts. 2. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, yogurt and reserved pineapple juice. 3. Toss dressing with chicken mixture in larger bowl. 4. Serve. Refrigerate unused portion promptly.

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