Harvest Apple Walnut Salad

by | Sep 13, 2016 | Recipes, Sides and Salads | 0 comments

This is such a great salad for this time of year–or whenever you can find fresh, crisp tart apples. Apples have so many health benefits, the list can go on forever…

Try this with a bowl of plain Greek yogurt for breakfast!

Apples contain compounds that help prevent osteoporosis and increase bone density, help asthma, protect brain cells from free radical damage, lower cholesterol, prevent lung, liver, breast and colon cancer, maintain a healthy digestive tract with their rich fiber and help in weight loss. Whew!

Always choose organic apples whenever possible, as conventionally grown ones are highly sprayed with lots of toxic pesticides–that cannot be washed off–they are IN the apple. One of the best new varieties out there is the honeycrisp–although they are expensive–they have the perfect blend of juiciness, tartness, and crispness. They are great in a salad or just eaten out of hand.
And don’t forgot those walnuts in this salad are full of healthy fats, including omega 3 fats which are anti-inflammatory, high in protein, and help you burn fat better! What are you waiting for??

Salad Ingredients
2 cups cored and sliced apples with skin on
Juice from 1 lemon
2 cups celery, sliced
1 sweet onion
1/2 cup walnuts
Red leaf lettuce leaves

Dressing
1/2 cup Primal or homemade mayo
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp grainy mustard
Sea salt to taste

Directions
Chop apples and toss with lemon juice in small bowl. Add celery, onion, and walnuts into a large bowl, mix in apples and toss all ingredients.

Blend dressing ingredients in separate bowl by hand until smooth. Pour over salad and toss. Serve on top of lettuce leaves and garnish with some chopped celery tops. Serves 4.

About Catherine Ebeling: I am Catherine (Cat) Ebeling. I am an RN with a Masters of Science in Nursing and Public Health. I have been studying diet, fitness and health for the past 30+ years–in addition to my clinical nursing experience, which includes anti-aging, preventative, regenerative medicine and bioidentical hormone therapy. I have had a life-long fascination with diet, fitness and nutrition, and have learned how to biohack my genetic capacity. I realized that we, as humans, have the ultimate power over our bodies and our health. Wanting to learn even more about human biology, nutrition, health and disease, I went back to school to study for a BSN in nursing. I just recently completed my MSN (at age 60). I’ve written six books on diet and health that have sold thousands–and even hundreds of thousands of copies all over the world through “The Nutrition Watchdog” publishing. I am an expert on diet and health and want to share that knowledge with you. I can be reached at caebeling@gmail.com or 314-369-6400 or on FB Instant Messenger.

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