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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.

Another Trail Mix Blend

This one is high protein and delicious! Combine the following ingredients and store in a large container. I leave a 1/2 cup measuring cup in the container so it’s easy to serve. It makes a great breakfast or snack. Enjoy!

  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (Bryan asked me to leave these out of his portion next time, but I like them and they’re really good for you.)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 box Kashi Go Lean Crunch! Honey Almond Flax Cereal (delicious honeyed granola clusters!)
  • 1 bar dark chocolate, chopped in chunks (I used Green & Black’s Organic Espresso Dark Chocolate bar.)