Roasted Chestnut Apple Salad, 10.2 grams protein, 217 calories

IMG_3050This Fall-Flavored salad tastes even better after it is refrigerated for a day. Roasted chestnuts are amazing in flavor and packed with nutrition. It is lower in fats like other nuts but higher in soluble fiber.

Roasting is easy.

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Buy fresh chestnuts and slice a slit halfway across the chestnut. Place in a pan in the oven. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

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Peel and discard shell and furry skins.

Ingredients:

  • ½ purple onion, chopped  (4c)
  • 12 roasted chestnuts, about 6 ounces after peeling  (3g, 207c)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple  (.6g,116c)
  • 4 cheddar cheese sticks, thinly sliced (24g,340c)
  • ¼ cup craisins or dried cranberries (120c)
  • 3 sprigs fresh tarragon, chopped, about 1 teaspoon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt  (12g,65c)
  • ⅛ cup Pacific Soymilk (1.252.5g, 17.5c)
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

Directions: Chop and mix all ingredients and refrigerate.

Yields: About one pound of salad, 4 portions of 6 ounces each servings, 10.2 grams protein, 217 calories per serving.

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