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Green Salad with Apples, Berries and Goat Cheese

Goat cheese contains selenium, an antioxidant that promotes a healthy heart and immune system. Selenium also plays an important role in healthy thyroid function. Leafy greens make this refreshing salad a good source of fiber, iron and calcium.

Makes 2 servings. Total preparation time: 5 minutes.

Preparation


1. Toss greens, cheese, walnuts, celery, fruit and berries in a bowl.

2. In a blender, purée lemon juice, agave, water, coconut oil, salt, pepper and shallots.

3. Pour over salad ingredients and toss. Serve with whole grain toast.


Per serving: 232 calories, 12g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 18mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 197mg potassium, 30g total carbohydrate, 5g dietary fiber, 6g protein

Ingredients

2 1⁄2 cups mixed baby greens or romaine lettuce, spinach and kale

1⁄4 cup diced goat cheese
1⁄8 cup diced walnuts or pecans
1 celery rib, diced
1 diced apple
1 tablespoon dried currants or cranberries
1 cup diced strawberries
1⁄2 cup blueberries, raspberries or blackberries
Dressing:
1 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon agave nectar
2 tablespoon water
1⁄2 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon shallots, green onion or red onion

We realize that you may not always have the time to cook meals from scratch, and that a quick and easy substitution may be needed. We always recommend cooking the real thing, but in a pinch you can try this instead:

Buy bag of mixed greens and herb vinaigrette. Toss with apples, walnuts and dried or fresh berries. Top with 1 Tbs. goat cheese for extra flavor. Enjoy!

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