CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In case someone's New Year's resolution to improve body and diet is still viable, I'm giving a salad today.
Of course, you could make it a side dish, but adding lean roast beef, baked chicken breast or poached fish would yield a sturdy entrée.
You could also feel halfway confident that you were eating healthy if the salad is coupled with a grand and glorious cheeseburger, but you didn't hear that suggestion from me.
The salad is a refreshing blend of produce with a good little 1-2-3 dressing that I make when fruit is added to any greens mixture.
I match the salad fruit to a fruit spread flavor, which is based on Smucker's Simply Fruit, a fruit-only sweetened spread, on the shelf with regular jams, jellies and preserves.
You also have a choice of reduced-sugar or sugar-substitute (Splenda) jams in the same space, and Kroger carries its own label of fruit-only spread at lower cost than a name brand.
The once-elusive exotic kiwi and seasonal fresh raspberries are now available everywhere and anytime.
Because nutrition experts recommend we increase fruits, berries and nuts in our meal plans, this dish has it all in one delicious, crunch, juicy forkful.
Makes 6 servings.
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or rice vinegar
2 teaspoons raspberry simply fruit spread