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Friday, November 16, 2012

harvest salad {recipe}

Jason and I both like the way we feel when we eat what's good for us.
But Jason and I both LOVE TO EAT.
And most times, a cheeseburger, some pizza, chicken & noodles with mashed potatoes....
THOSE foods...are the ones we adore and crave.
But now that we're both about to climb the hill from 35 to 40,
we have noticed our metabolism can't keep up with our
favorite calorie-ridden foods. BUT neither one of us enjoy eating
raw veggies all the time. It's not something either of us can stick to
for the rest of our lives. And neither one of us enjoy foods that have
clearly had all the fat and yum removed and replaced with "healthy".
I have been trying to find new recipes, new ways of cooking, etc...
to find NEW foods that we will love as much as our old favorites.
Not that we'll NEVER eat our favorites again...
let's be honest...
that ain't gonna happen, folks.

The first time I made this salad was actually because my sister Korie
and her hubby Chris were coming to stay with us for a few nights.
I know they both enjoy eating food that isn't laden with butter
and fat and sugar and all those things so I was trying to come up with
food that we could all enjoy together...because is there any better way
to enjoy sweet, precious, family time than to share a meal or two??
I think not!
I don't know about Korie & Chris...but the Bakers have completely
fallen madly in love with this salad.

Try it and let me know what you think!
To me, it tastes just like harvest!

Harvest Salad

4 pears - your favorite or a variety
4 apples - your favorite or a variety
1 6oz pkg pecan chips (or walnuts or whatever!)

1/4 cup lemon juice
1 T ground cinnamon
1 T honey
pinch of salt

Clean and core the fruit. Cut it into bite-sized pieces and place in a medium bowl. Add the nuts. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and pour over the fruit and nuts. Gently fold and lightly stir to be sure all pieces of fruit are coated with the dressing. Taste and add another pinch of salt if needed. May be enjoyed immediately or stored in the fridge for several days!


Danavee said...

I shall PIN THIS!

Aaron and Jill said...

looks delicious!! And we're the exact same as you guys with our food-loving!

Keetha Broyles said...

Can't vouch for how it tastes, but it shore do LOOK GOOD!