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My Favorite Salad

Submitted by Krista

10 oz bag of fresh spinach
3 C romaine lettuce, torn into pieces
2 small Granny Smith apples, chopped
1 package of Craisins or raisins
½ C cashews
¼ C sugar*
1 tsp celery salt
¼ C cider vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder
¼ C oil
salt and pepper

You may use all spinach and no romaine, more or less of any other ingredient depending on what you like. Add extra ingredients just before tossing and serving. Whisk together sugar, salt, vinegar, and garlic powder. Add oil last and whisk until emulsified. Immediately toss with salad and serve.

*You may cut sugar in half- tastes great!

Nutrition: to be added


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Zesty Apple-Cheddar Spread

Submitted by Karen, found in You Can Eat That! Cookbook

Servings: 12 – ½ C servings

1 C reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 C non-fat cottage cheese
2 medium apples, cored and diced small
¾ C reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded or crumbled
2 T dates, finely chopped

Place the cream cheese and cottage cheese in a blender or food processor and pulse several times until smooth. Transfer to a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and chill for about 2 hours.

Serve the spread with whole-grain crackers, or with raw vegetables and apple wedges as a dip.

Nutrition: (per serving)
96 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated), 7g carbs (1g fiber), 6g protein

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