Yeah. 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!
Apple Blue Cheese Salad
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.
66g Fat (60% calories from fat)
68g Carbohydrate; 24g Dietary Fiber
43mg Cholesterol; 1524mg Sodium; 3053mg Potassium
17g Fat (60% calories from fat)
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.