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.


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


Peel and discard shell and furry skins.


  • 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


  • 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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