SPIN on Hoco: Quick Fix Apple Walnut Salad

SPIN on Hoco: Quick Fix Apple Walnut Salad

Hello busy students! We know it’s mid-semester and classes are starting to get crazy. There are so many meals that are easy and quick make right at Hoco. We call these “quick fix” meals. Not only do these meals provide you with the essential nutrients that your body needs, they also keep you full until your next meal.


photo by spin students

Apple Walnut Salad


  • 1 Green Apple sliced
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Spinach
  • Craisins
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Olive Oil
  • Grilled Chicken (optional)


Step 1:
Go to the salad bar and fill a salad bowl half full with spinach. After taking the spinach go over and take one spoonful of craisins. If craisins are not available raisins can be used. The spinach and craisins are a great source of antioxidants and the spinach is a prime source of vitamin K.

Step 2: 
Add balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil to your salad. Both are a great replacement for store bought salad dressings because they have lower salt, sugar, and fat content.

Step 3: 
Go over to the bread and waffle section and near the peanut butter take the container of chopped walnuts and some walnuts onto your. Walnuts are a good source of protein.

Step 4:
Go over to the apple slicers and grab and apple, red or green and slice it down the middle. Apples are known to lower your LDL cholesterol that is known as bad cholesterol.

Step 5:
At the grill section get chicken and add it to the top of your salad. Like walnuts, chicken is a good source of protein to help you stay full.

This meal is packed full of the essential nutrients that your body needs to help you stay full during a busy day. Now there is not reason to say you are “too busy” to eat!

About  UNH SPIN Peer Education

This recipe is provided to you by SPIN (Students Promoting Information about Nutrition) peer educators Alanna Davidson and Elizabeth Kowash. SPIN s a Health Services peer education group comprised of UNH students who provide interactive nutrition education programs to the UNH community.  Try more of their recipes by visiting SPIN on Hoco or by reading  their column in the print edition of The New Hampshire (every other Friday)