During these holiday times we tend to over eat. There is an abundance of food in our offices and homes, tempting us to make impulsive food decisions we might normally not. The winter season menu is full of comfort foods with heavy carbs & cream.
To balance out those heavy meals, here is a healthy salad recipe which satisfies the ever-craving sweet tooth. It's small dose of naturally sweet ingredients balanced with unsaturated fats & crunchy vegetables, make this salad a good substitute for those impulsive choices.
1 box of mixed green/baby spinach
1 red bell pepper cut up in thin strips
1 yellow bell pepper cut up in thin strips
1 cup baby tomatoes sliced in half
1 avocado cubed
1 6oz package of slivered almonds
1 4oz package of pine nuts
1 package original terra chips (crushed)
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup Red Wine Vinegar
¼ cup sugar
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons grated onion
1. Combine Oil, vinegar, sugar, ketchup & onion in a covered container, shake vigorously
2. Combine all other ingredients except almonds pine nuts and terra chips in large bowl
3. Sprinkle bowl with pine nuts & slivered almonds.
4. Add dressing, mix well
5. Crumble the ¾ of the terra chips on top of salad
Adapted from a recipe by Shira L. Newman