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