GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Indulging throughout the holiday season is common, but Hy-Vee Savage Registered Dietitian Melissa Jaeger will show you how to help your body recover during the holiday season.

Foods such as fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, certain spices and herbs, along with staying hydrated, can help you feel your best all season long.

Learn how to prepare a salad featuring these recovery-focused ingredients and set up a consultation with your Hy-Vee dietitian to learn more about how you can maintain your healthy lifestyle this holiday season.

For additional information, reach out to your local Hy-Vee dietitian.

Pear-Fennel Salad

Serves 8

All you need –


2 tbsp aged white balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp Dijon mustard

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Salt & pepper to taste

All you need –


2 cups arugula

2 cups spinach leaves

2 cups thinly sliced fennel

¼ cup chopped red onion

4 Bartlett or Anjou pears, cored and cut into wedges

¼ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

¼ cup crumbled blue cheese

2 tbsp pomegranate seeds

All you do:

1. Whisk together vinegar, honey and mustard for vinaigrette. Add oil, whisking constantly. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside.

2. Toss together arugula, spinach, fennel and red onion in a bowl. Spread mixture onto a serving platter. Arrange pear wedges, walnuts and cheese on top. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and serve with vinaigrette.

Per serving: 180 calories, 11g fat, 90mg sodium, 20g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 3g protein. Calcium: 6%, Iron 6%, Potassium 6%.