Every time we eat we have the choice to choose foods that can help us or harm us.
Eating the right food for your system goes deeper than just our weight; the right food can reduce inflammation, help us sleep better, flush our systems, give us clearer skin and build muscles while also helping us triumph over chronic pain, diabetes, heart disease, autism, digestive disorders, fatigue, depression, hormone imbalance, and Cancer prevention. What will you eat today?
Grilled Squash, Apple and Pear Salad
- 1 acorn squash
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- 2 cups arugula
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 pomegranate
- 1/4 of a small jicama
- Maple Balsamic Dressing
Mix the dressing (below) and set aside.
Cut the squash into 1-2” rings, clean out the middle leaving the outside skin on.
Toss with the olive oil and grill on high heat until just fork tender.
While the squash are grilling, slice the apple and pear horizontally, cutting out the core in each slice to form rings.
Dice the jicama. Toss the lettuce and jicama with a few tablespoons of the dressing.
One four plates, arrange the warm, grilled squash ring, top with the apple and pear rings. Fill the middle of the rings with the dressed lettuce. Top with pomegranate seeds and a final drizzle of the dressing; you may not use all of the dressing, reserve remaining for another use.
Makes 4 servings
Maple Balsamic Dressing
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1.5 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 small shallot (or garlic clove), minced
- good pinch of salt and pepper
Place all the ingredients in a mason jar and shake well. Taste and adjust to your liking. Add a little more maple syrup if you like sweeter or additional mustard for a bit more tang.
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