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Recipe of the Week: Carrot Apple Salad

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I'm a big fan of mixing fruits and vegetables together in salads and other dishes. It helps make the veggies a little more exciting and yummy. Plus you get servings from both when you prepare them together. Since apples and carrots are pretty much standard in the grocery store during the winter, here's a recipe to brighten them up a bit and help break the monotony.

Carrot Apple Salad
Ingredients:
· 1 cup shredded carrots
· 3 Empire or Macintosh apples (medium), cored and chopped
· 1 Tbs lemon juice
· 1/2 cup raisins
· 1/3 cup cholesterol free, reduced calorie mayonnaise or nonfat yogurt (optional)
· Salad greens

Preparation:
1. Combine all ingredients except salad greens.
2. Chill thoroughly.
3. Serve on salad greens if desired or as a side dish.

Thanx to the California Nutrition Network Orange County Coalition for this fun recipe. Enjoy!

(photos courtesy of iLoveButter and bee-side(s))
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Registered dietitian Andrea N. Giancoli is a nutrition advocate, consultant and educator.

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