Monday, November 26, 2007

3 carrots
3 celery stalks
1/4 c. raisins
1/4 c. sliced almonds
1 lg. fuji apple
(everything organic when possible)

Shred carrot, celery and apple or use mandoline (pictured above) w/small julienne blades.

I know some have referred to me as the "swing queen", but I'd like to think I'm also the queen finding ways of eating alot of food for little calories!

Here's my latest, Shredded Carrot and Celery Salad w/ apple, raisins and almonds.

I can eat this salad with no dressing, because I already eat this combination of foods together...I just never put it in salad form...I usually eat carrot and celery sticks w/raisins and PNB. So I was thinking, hmmm....what if I just toss everthing together and that way I'll get a little bit of each in every bite!

Here's the salad packed for lunch. I put two together, one plain, no dressing and the other I packed spicy peanut salad dressing. Both were good!

You can use any kind of dried fruit (or none) or any kind of nut, (or none), and any kind of dresssing.

When I first started making salads this mandoline slicer was indispensible, because I would prepare enough veggies for salads to last a few days. I highly recommend one! You can slice, thinly, a whole head of cabbage (or lettuce) in about 45 seconds! It's amazing to me how many people have them, but have never used fact I pick them up fairly often at garage sales for a couple of bucks! (They retail around $50, I think the one I have is Zyliss)

But now, I almost always make a single serving salad, I can make it usually in 10-15 minutes (including dressing), my knife skills have improved greatly, (they were always pretty good), and I also use a vegetable peeler to shred.

Salads are good!


fawn said...

Carrots and apple are a very medicinal combination! I make a salad like this in the summer... Carrot, ginger and arugula or dandelion with lemon and XVOO. Very good for liver and kidneys!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Fawn, You are so smart!