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Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Tree Salad & Raspberry Dressing

Christmas Tree Salad & Raspberry Dressing

This is a special Christmas recipe that will bring color and nutrition to your holiday dinner, with a delicious taste. It is always a good idea to add more low calorie foods to our christmas dinner, since we tend to eat extra calories during the holiday season. So think of yourself and others and add this delicious salad to your holiday menu. Look at it as gift a gift of health to you and your loved ones.




Raspberry Dressing
1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1 1/2 tsp basil
1/2 cup water
2 tsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp agave nectar
1 tsp salt

Christmas Tree Salad
1 bunch swiss chard
1 apple, diced
1/3 cup raspberries
2 mandarin oranges, diced
1/4-1/2 cup pecans

Benefits of Raspberries
They are a good source of fiber, iron and vitamin C. They are useful in cases of infectious disease, they help with constipation, kidney and liver failure. 

Benefits of Swiss Chard
It helps to aid in digestion, it is a diuretic, works as a purifier. It is a good source of iron. Also, it is helps with kidney stones. Swiss chard is recommended for people who are obese because it helps with satiety and is a low calorie nutritious food.