Cranberries! I know you are used to eating them in bread or as a sweet side dish but have you tried putting fresh cranberries in a salad? Here is your chance to try a European salad using fresh cranberries for your Thanksgiving spread. We are putting amounts down today but we suggest you follow the amounts in your plan to stay on track.
How to cut a persimmon:
For this recipe, I have an optional section on the bottom for those in later stages of metabolic balance or if you want to have this salad as a treat meal.
Red/Orange Bell Peppers
Roasted Almonds (regular unsalted almonds to stay on plan)
Seasoning (salt, pepper, fresh parsley)
Mustard & Honey
NOTE: You can use toasted Rye bread cubes in this salad. The cubes will soak up the juice of the vinaigrette and the melon.
If you want to use the mustard and honey, you will add them to the vinaigrette and let the onions soak in the mixture.
If you are taking this salad to work, please carry the vinaigrette separate and add before eating so that the melon tastes like melon and not onions.
I found this infographic and decided to share. This is only for metabolic balancers who are in phase 4 because the food combinations/dressing are not metabolic balance appropriate. You are welcome to use this infographic as inspiration but remember to stick to the metabolic balance rules. If you want to have a bit of fun, you can chat with your metabolic balance coach to see how well you know your metabolic balance rules and what you can eat in your salad based on the suggestions in the infographic below. Life isn’t always on plan so this is good practice for when you head out to the local salad bar for a meal.
I love cookbooks and I have a favorite recipe magazine that sends me monthly eye candy that I try and convert into a metabolic balance friendly recipe. This month the Broccoli-cranberry salad with cashew curry dressing arrived and I decided it was worthy of adding to my “this will work,” pile. If you are still in the strict phase of metabolic balance, you will skip the oil and please remember you do not get a second fruit with this meal even if you say pretty please.
Note: All food need to be balanced in flavour. We will discuss balancing flavors tomorrow.