Autumn Apple Salad



Ingredients

  • 5 medium chopped apples
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1⁄2 cup raw peanut butter
  • 2 cup chopped celery
  • 1⁄4 cup Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips
  • 1⁄4 cup raisins
  • 1⁄4 cup dried blueberries
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
 

Nutrition

  • Amount: 1 cup
  • Calories: 248
  • Fat (g): 14
  • Sat. Fat (g): 3
  • Carb (g): 26.5
  • Fiber (g): 9
  • Protein (g): 6.5
  • Gluten free, Vegan

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Directions

  • Microwave peanut butter for 15 seconds if it was stored in the refrigerator. In a large bowl, mix peanut butter and lemon juice together and set it aside.
  • Chop apples and celery.
  • Add half the chopped apples and begin the mixing process. Add the remaining apples and celery and continue mixing.
  • Add raisins, dried blueberries, almonds and cocoa nibs.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Add cinnamon.
  • Continue mixing until somewhat homogenous.


Cooking Tip

This recipe is very flexible; amounts and ingredients can easily be modified for your individual preferences. Other ingredients that work well include: walnuts, cashews, dried cranberries, and mulberries. Top this recipe with shredded chicken for a delicious and complete meal. This recipe will stay fresh and crisp for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.


Performance Fact

Fiber slows gastric emptying, causing an increased feeling of satiety. Diets high in fiber feed the healthy bacteria in the gut which helps to maintain regularity and may improve immune function.