Good Mood Food #07 – Almonds

GMFoodAlmond Mandarin Salad

Makes 8 servings Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 10 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 225 gr or ½ pound bacon
  • 30 ml or 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 45 ml or 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 gr or ½ teaspoon dry hot mustard
  • 2 gr or ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 gr or ½ teaspoon ground paprika
  • 60 ml or ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 can 425 gr or 15 ounce mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 bunch green onion, diced
  • 105 gr or ¾ cup slivered almonds

amandel-largeTO MAKE:

  1. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until evenly brown.
  2. Drain, cool, and crumble.
  3. To make the dressing, thoroughly blend the vinegar, honey, dry mustard, celery salt, paprika, and olive oil.
  4. Place lettuce, oranges, green onion, bacon, and almonds in a serving bowl.
  5. Toss with dressing and serve.

Note 1: Use a teaspoon of real Dijon mustard instead of dry hot mustard.

Note 2: Make more of a ‘meal’ out of this by adding grilled chicken breast.

Note 3: Do NOT save this salad as leftovers! You won’t be able to eat it. If something is left… make everyone have seconds!


Amount Per Serving Main recipe.
Calories: 247
Total Fat: 17.6g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Sodium: 327mg
Total Carbohydrates: 17.5g
Dietary Fiber: 3.2g
Protein: 7.7g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat only one serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20150402-GMF-Almond-Mandarin-Salad

Number 7 of the 20 Healthiest Foods on Earth
Almonds provide a go anywhere snacking option that will help you to feel full between meals, and give you the energy you need to start the day. Just make sure that when you choose your almonds you’re not getting the kind that have a lot of salt or oil added like those that are dry roasted. Go for raw almonds, and don’t overeat them because since they’re crunchy and snacky it’s easy to keep munching on them.

Almonds are often mentioned by fitness instructors as a way to help feed your muscles, but they also have plenty of other benefits that makes them worthy of making it onto your daily menu. They help prevent heart attacks, and can reduce the amount of bad cholesterol produced in the body. They are a source of healthy fat, and can help your brain function better. If you weren’t on board already they also help to strengthen bones and teeth.

Vitamin Breakdown per 100g – Raw Almonds
Iron – 20% of your daily recommendation, for those with an iron deficiency.
Protein – 21g – making them good for enhancing lean muscle.
Vitamin B2 – 59% of what is needed daily, helping to give you that energetic feeling.

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