Eat Pretty this Thanksgiving with a delicious dinner that’s guilt-free and sans glut (and gut!). Mix up your traditional holiday recipes by preparing your favorite ingredients in new, healthy, and beauty-enhancing ways based on the Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle 180 program. These recipes are 100-percent whole grain with no trans fats and contain only minimal amounts of saturated fat and added sugars.

Cranberries, Walnuts, and Crumbled Cheese Over Greens

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)

Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 cups packed mixed mesclun or spring greens
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup walnut halves, raw or pan-roasted
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled farmer cheese


  • Combine oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, and soy sauce; mix well.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Toss greens with dressing, cranberries, and walnuts.
  • Arrange on serving plates; top with cheese.
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Makes two servings.