Recipe: Apple Blue Cheese Salad

P3 and P4 LegalYeah. I am on a raw kick again. I don’t know why I fight it.

I just feel better every time I eat the bulk of my day in raw fruits and veggies. My goal right now it to eat at least a pound a day of raw food. I am not going nuts about it, but I am trying to keep it at a 60% veggie to 40% fruit ratio.

So lately, because my life seems to be all about overwhelm these days, I have started looking for recipes that have a pound of raw in the ingredients. If they don’t, then I fix them so they do. That way, I can make something in the morning and it can become my side salad for the day … even a snack. ::giggle::

This salad is actually pretty darn tasty.  Well, easy for me to say because I love ANYTHING that has blue cheese.  There is actually a blue cheese out there that I was introduced to a few years ago that I will purchase periodically just to eat by itself.  It is that creamy and delish.  It is Maytag, and do yourself a favor.  Grab a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and a small piece of this remarkable cheese, and you have yourself a snack that is to die for.  Don’t ever use this particular cheese in a dip or dressing, it was meant to be savored all on it’s own.  YUM!

But I digress.

I know that for most of my readers, this time of year (cold) gets hard to eat anything cold and raw.  However, your body will thank you!  So make a point to figure out how to add at least a pound of raw into your diet each and every day!

Enjoy!

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Apple Blue Cheese Salad
4 servings

10 minutes prep
15 minutes start to finish

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped (about 6 oz)
1 apple, chopped (about 8 oz)
2 oz crumbled blue cheese
4 medium green onion stalks, chopped (about 2 oz)
2 oz toasted pecans, chopped

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add lettuce and remaining ingredients, tossing gently to coat.

Entire Recipe:

918 Calories
66g Fat (60% calories from fat)
31g Protein
68g Carbohydrate; 24g Dietary Fiber
43mg Cholesterol; 1524mg Sodium; 3053mg Potassium

Per Serving:

230 Calories
17g Fat (60% calories from fat)
8g Protein
17g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber
11mg Cholesterol; 381mg Sodium; 763mg Potassium

Serving Idea:  This is great to take to a party because you can mix ahead and everything stays pretty crunchy.

Note:  I use Organic Cane Sugar.  Feel free to make this P3 by substituting your own sweetener in it’s place.  I leave the skin on the apple for extra fiber.  Make sure you wash your fruits and veggies very well.

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