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Two Delicious Salads – One Delicious Dressing

After a few heavy meals over this holiday, we decided to have salad with both lunch and dinner today and, boy, were they good!

Dressing Recipe (courtesy of my Aunt Cheryl):
1/4 c. blackberry preserves (I used Smuckers, of course)
1/4 c. sweet vinaigrette dressing (I used Wishbone’s Lite Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette)
Melt over medium low heat and whisk together till combined.

Salad 1 (You could reduce the amount, but we had a big group here for lunch, so we used a lot):
3 hearts of Romaine Lettuce
2 cans of Mandarin Orange Segments
1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced
1/2 Pomegranate (arils only)
1 package of Oscar Mayer precooked bacon, cut into small pieces

Salad 2 (inspired by Aunt Cheryl):
1 box of prewashed 50/50 Salad Mix (romaine and spring mix)
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1 small package fresh blueberries
1 small package blackberries
1 small bag of glazed pecan pieces
1 granny smith apple, thinly sliced
4 hard boiled eggs, sliced

Our lunch salad was served with noodles and meatballs. Our dinner salad was served with pizza. Both were delicious! And I will make that dressing over and over again.

Turkey Dogs and Slaw Lite!

Turkey Dogs and Slaw Lite

Last night, I met with two new personal trainer clients while Bryan went to the gym. So, after my session, I wanted something quick and easy for dinner. I made turkey hot dogs – 80 calories each, low fat, and delicious! Then I used my food processor to make a quick, light slaw.

Slaw Recipe:

  • 1 Tbsp. mayo
  • 1 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish
  • 1 dash each of salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 1/3 head of cabbage
  • 2 handfuls of baby carrots
  • 1/2 c. raisins

Mix together sauce (mayo, mustard, relish, salt, pepper, and sugar) in a large bowl. Shred your cabbage and carrots in a food processor (if you don’t have one, a grater works, but it’s definitely faster with the food processor). Toss cabbage, carrots, and raisins into large bowl with the dressing and fold together. It’s primarily veggie with just a little flavor. Delicious! Top your hot dogs or eat it as a side.

I had leftovers today and ate them with a potato bun (all we had at home). Yum!