Friday, November 02, 2007

Waldorf Salad

After writing about PB&J yesterday I couldn't seem to get the thought of the sandwich out of my head. So, not surprisingly, today's lunch includes a PB&J sandwich. Personally I am a fan of the crunchy natural peanut butter with no added salt. If you want a simple way to get all that oil back into the peanut butter, simply turn the jar upside down for a day before you plan to open it. Makes the stirring a whole lot easier! Here's what's in the lunchbox today:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Waldorf Salad
1/2 cup plain yogurt with 2 tsp flax seed and 1 tsp sweetened chestnut
Minneola Tangelo**
Kashi Granola Bar - trail mix
Chocolate chip cookies
As you can see from above I have included a Waldorf salad in my lunch. I have never actually made this salad myself but in all honesty, it so easy to throw together and pack the night before that I'm not sure why I never thought of it before. Sadly I didn't have any walnuts on hand so my Waldorf salad is lacking an ingredient, but delicious nonetheless!

  • lettuce

  • 1 sweet apple, diced

  • 1/2 cup red seedless grapes

  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced thin

  • walnuts
  • 3 tbsp nonfat plain yogurt

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
Line Tupperware container with lettuce. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl, mix to coat fruit and veggies with yogurt. Spoon into Tupperware on top of lettuce.

Note: if you are a mayonnaise fan you can substitute mayonnaise for the yogurt.

**I was just looking up how to spell this type of orange and found out some interesting facts. Did you know that Tangelos are a cross between a grapefruit and a tangerine? Minneola's are in season between December and April (lucky me!), characteristically they are easy to peel, mildly tart-sweet, succulent and with little to no seeds. Have you tried one?

1 comment:

Paige said...

I love that you used yogurt instead of mayonnaise. Nothing is grosser then mayonnaise and apples!