When I saw this recipe I immediately thought of my two favorite girls – Lauren and Kiery. Both are an inspiration when it comes to healthy eating and staying fit.
These young professional women, don’t have a lot of extra time on their hands, so the simplicity of this salad will fit perfectly into their busy schedules.
This recipe came with our weekly csa from the Maltby Produce Market. They credit bestapples.com, and the credit is well deserved.
I made a few modifications to lighten up the calories by reducing the oil by 1/2 tablespoon and using grape seed oil instead of vegetable oil.
Creamy kidney beans add the protein Lauren and Kiery need to get through the day, and apples and celery are fresh and filling. I really enjoyed this salad, I hope the girls do too!
- 1 can low sodium kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 medium apples, cored and chopped with skin
- ¼ cup green onion, finely chopped
- ¼ cup celery, finely chopped
- ¼ cup mild peppers, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
- 1 pinch salt
- Combine ingredients and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Calories: 128, Total Fat: 3.67g, Cholesterol: –, Sodium: 243mg, Total Carbs: 21.33g, Dietary Fiber: 4.92g, Sugars: 9.82g, Protein: 3.82g, Weight Watchers Points 2
What’s good for me in this dish?
Beans and legumes are an excellent source of antioxidants, folic acid, potassium, dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates. Filling and a great source of protein. Folic acid is important for the formation of red blood cells. Potassium is important for our nervous system and promotes a healthy heart rhythm. Fiber is important for digestive health.
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.