Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Trail Mix


cereal such as Cheerios or Rice Chex
nuts such as walnuts, almonds, peanuts or pecans
raisins or dried cherries or cranberries
chopped chocolate 70%

Mix together:

3 cups cereal
1/3 cup nuts
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup (about 1.5 oz) chopped chocolate candy

Divide the trail mix into several smaller serving-sized containers.

Makes 4 one cup servings with about 174 calories, 3 g protein, and 2 g fiber each.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pear, Pecan & Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Makes two generous servings.
About 300 calories per serving.

pear (or apple or other fruit or berry)
blue cheese
dried cranberries
pomegranate juice
maple syrup
evoo (or flax oil)

Pear, Pecan and Arugula Salad:
Prepare the following ingredients:

 4 Cups Arugula (cleaned in 2 T white vinegar and 4 cups water, and then dried in a salad spinner)
1 Pear or other fruit or berry (sliced, without seeds)
3 Tablespoons Pecans, chopped
1 Tablespoon Blue Cheese, crumbled 
1 Tablespoon Dried Cranberries 

Arrange in two salad bowls or plates:  Arugula on bottom, then Pear (or other), Pecans (or Walnuts), Blue Cheese, and Dried Cranberries.

Pomegranate Vinaigrette:
Mix together the following ingredients in a cup, stir.

1/4 Cup Pomegranate Juice
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
1 Teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Serve on the side and pour onto each individual salad.