Waldorf Salad with {Homemade} Raspberry Vinaigrette

Okay, seriously is it possible not to sneak the kids Halloween candy they raked in?  When there's so many things vying for your time and attention how do you find the time to exercise and make healthy home cooked meals?  Is it even possible with the approaching holidays?  Sure it is, said the girl who just ate her fourth peanut butter cup. :)  But really it is possible to stay in shape, eat healthy and still snatch a few fun sized goodies when the kids aren't looking.
How? Make it a priority and don't feel guilty if you fall a little short of your goal.  Just keep at it.  Here's what we do to keep us and our kiddos away from falling into sugar overload.  Let them pick out five of their favorite goodies then have them leave the rest out for the "switch witch". She'll take your candy, but she'll leave a cute little toy or game behind in its place. It's a tradition now and the kids never complain! 

They don't complain much about this salad either.


Waldorf Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Makes 2-3 servings

For the raspberry vinaigrette:

(the ratio is 1:2, 1 part raspberry preserves to 2 parts vinaigrette)

For one serving I mixed 1 tbsp. raspberry preserves with 2 tbsp. prepared vinaigrette. 

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup white or red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup minced red onion
1-2 basil leaves, or 1/4 tsp. dried
1-2 oregano leaves, or 1/4 tsp dried
salt and pepper to taste

If you have a food processor just put everything, but the oil in and pulse until garlic, onion and herbs are finely minced then slowly drizzle in the oil while you process until it's all combined.  Salt and pepper to taste then let it sit while you prepare your salad.  Whisk together with the raspberry preserves and drizzle over salad.


1 head romaine or green leaf lettuce
1 juicy red apple, cored and chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
handful walnuts, chopped

Now throw in whatever other yummy options you like->
red onion, sliced or green onion, chopped
turkey, sliced
dried cranberries



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