Apple, Orange and Fennel Salad: Guest Post by Eat Yourself Skinny

Hi folks. I have a very special treat for you today. The lovely, talented and drop dead gorgeous Kelly from Eat Yourself Skinny is guesting here today. For those of you who do not know Kelly she is the sweetest gal around. She describes herself as snarky and well that just makes me love her to pieces as I consider myself pretty snarky. She has the cutest little dog named Oliver and every time I see him I grin as he’s just so cute. One day I plan to go on a blate with Kelly while Malia and Oliver go on their own date. Kelly makes the most delicious “good for you” food I have ever seen. Her pictures and presentation are always so bright and pretty. Her recipes never fail to impress. She writes about her own issues trying to maintain her weight and healthy lifestyle, and I admire her for sticking with it. She has found a way to eat great food and not feel deprived, and if you’ve seen her blog you know why. I know for me struggling with my own weight and unhealthy habits that I love visiting her site and getting ideas and motivation to keep going. I’ve already told Kelly I plan to live at her blog after Christmas. I need that kick in the pants to get myself back on track and visiting Kelly and seeing her beautiful food and killer figure is sure to inspire me to eat right and hop on the treadmill every day. Make sure you stop by and visit Kelly after you read this. I now hand you all over to Miss Kelly from Eat Yourself Skinny.


Hello there lovely readers of Cravings of a Lunatic!  I’m Kelly from Eat Yourself Skinny and I was so glad when Kim asked me to guest post for her over the holidays.  I absolutely adore her blog and have been a follower for awhile now, her posts are just so fun to read!  When I knew I’d be sharing a recipe around Christmas, I wanted to make something super festive but that was still somewhat healthy.  I mean my blog is “Eat Yourself Skinny” after all, gingerbread cookies and peppermint bark wouldn’t exactly fall into that category.  Umm lemme tell you…it is nearly impossible to find festive healthy recipes for the holidays.


Trust me…I looked.


So instead of doing a low calorie cookie recipe or any dessert for that matter, I decided to go with one of my favorite holiday fruit salads that taste amazing with almost anything!

Our family has this salad on the table every year during Christmas and the mixture of apple, orange and fennel tastes so delicious.  You can even throw in some dried cranberries for a more festive look.  I didn’t have any on hand at the time so I just left the recipe as is.  The addition of lemon is essential not only to keep the apples from browning, but it really brings all the flavors together in this dish.  This is also heart healthy and diabetic friendly!  Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!



Apple, Orange and Fennel Salad
Recipe type: Salad
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp. snipped fresh thyme
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 1 medium apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 medium orange, peeled, seeded, sectioned and chopped
  • 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed, cored and chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, oil, the 1 teaspoon thyme, and salt. Stir in apple, orange and fennel. Cover and chill for 1 to 4 hours. Stir in pecans just before serving. If desired, garnish with additional snipped fresh thyme. Enjoy!


Servings: 10
Serving Size: 1/4 cup 
Calories: 52
Fat: 3 g
Carbs: 6 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 1 g
Sodium: 37 mg
Old Points: 0.9 pts
Points+: 1 pt

Thanks again for inviting me to guest post on your fabulous blog!  If you’re looking for more skinny recipes or just want to pop over and say hi, please stop by my blog anytime!  Happy holidays!


Kelly’s blog can be found HERE!
Kelly can be found on Facebook HERE!
Kelly can be found on twitter HERE!

This is the lovely Kelly!

And this is the infamous Oliver!

Thank you so much to Kelly for guest posting for me today. That is one delicious looking salad. I would love to invite my readers to hop over to Kelly’s blog Eat Yourself Skinny and say hello if you are not already a fan. Which is hard to believe that anyone is not a fan. If you weren’t before you are now.

Toodles and smoochies.xx

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  1. Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny says

    Aww you are SO sweet!! Thank you so much for inviting me to guest post on your blog and for all the nice things you said! It's a pleasure! xoxo

  2. Kim Bee says

    @Kelly- You are so welcome, I am just touched you agreed to do it. I adore you and your blog, so happy to have you here. And I just had to include little Oliver in the fun. Lol!

  3. Tina says

    Both of you are such wonderful foodies, I am glad to see you two here on this guest post!
    I do have a tendency to pick things out of salads, but I have read the ingredient list here and I like it all. Hurrah-this means the whole serving will actually be eaten without any remnants left on the plate, which is definitely a win! Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe and you two enjoy the day!

  4. Kim Bee says

    @Tina- I kind of do the same thing. This one I love everything in as well. I think orange in a salad is just so appealing. Thanks so much for visiting us today.

    @Yummy Mummy- I know right, she's awesome. Thank you for coming by.

    @Kiri- For some reason that made me picture me and Kelly as superheroes. Lol. Thanks for visiting us!

  5. Kim Bee says

    @BigBearsWife- Me too. Love them. I even scored some satsumas the other day.

    @Grubarazzi- Kelly is the bomb!

    @Jamie- I love how fresh it looks.

    @Hilliary- Would be perfect for lunch!

    @Eri- Kelly always has such good ideas.

  6. carolinaheartstrings says

    Great looking salad. I bet it is delicious. We have a little Yorkie too. So cute. Come visit us. We have a wonderful Kahula cocoa and today a giveaway just in time for Christmas. A wonderful autographed book. Great present. Be sure to register to win.

  7. Suzi says

    Hi Kim and Kelly. New to your site Kim and happy to follow. This is a wonderfully healthy salad and I personally am happy to see it, thanks Kelly. I am not buying the next size up jeans, I eman it. Sometimes I feel like I gain a pound or two just looking at all these beautiful desserts I see. Lovely post. Nice to meet you both. Cheers!

  8. Kim Bee says

    @carolina- Kelly's yorkie makes me swoon. My sis has one, super cute. We have a westie puppy. She is a handful.

    @Suzi- Thanks for following. I need to follow Kelly's lead and eat healthier. It's been awful here with all the baking. I mean I love it but my butt not so much.

  9. Ann says

    Hi Kim and Kelly! Pretty awesome recipe! I love the flavors and I imagine the lemon brightens it up nicely! Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day!

  10. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says

    I love Kelly's blog and this is such a great recipe! We really need some lighter recipes like this one this time of year!

  11. Kim Bee says

    @torviewtoronto- Thanks for coming by.

    @Ann- Thanks for stopping in Ann.

    @Stephanie- Kelly is a rock star, love her to bits. I hear ya, I feel like my rear grows exponentially every day.

  12. Note etc. says

    I couldn't resist this salad, if i could find fresh thyme Im obviosly want to try it.

    btw, could this dish,make me pretty as Kelly? 😀

    and Kim thanks a lot for those great bunch of suggestion about handling my trouble sleeping. already notes it, and ready to try tonight


  13. Kim Bee says

    @Notes- I have to travel to the city for thyme myself. Hard to get in a small town. I lol'd when I read that comment about Kelly. If it will I am eating huge amounts of it myself. The girl is gorgeous. I hope the suggestions help. I've had insomnia since childhood. It's rough. I find the hot chocolate helpful. Or do all of them so you get into a routine. Draw a bath, then spray your sheets when you get out, then sit in bed with a hot chocolate with honey and off to snoozeland you go. I thought the caffeine would keep me up but something about the warm milk and honey just works.


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