Golden Beet, Toasted Almonds and Goat Cheese Salad

Eating clean is the key, and why not enjoy what you eat! Check out the basic recipe- which is easy to improvise depending on what you have available!

Bowl of fresh greens (spring mix, spinach, kale mix)
1 Cup candied nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans) recipe is below
3 Small roasted beets (Golden or Red) preparation guide is below
1/2 Cup Cheese (goat, blue, asiago)
Dressing as needed (your favorite low fat vinaigrette)
If desired, protein (Quinoa is our favorite, free range chicken or tofu are also options)



Candied nuts

1 cup of your favorite nuts
ΒΌ cup sugar
1 Tbsp butter

Instructions

1.Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat, add nuts, sugar and butter.
2.Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently so your mixture doesn’t burn (especially towards the end). When the sugar mixture starts melting, stir constantly until all sugar is melted and nuts are coated.
3.Transfer immediately onto a sheet of parchment paper and separate the nuts right away. Don’t allow them to cool together- it will be a mess!
4.Once the coating sets (5-7 minutes), you can transfer them to a bowl and enjoy!

Roasted Beets

1 bunch of organic beets (your choice on color)
Olive Oil to coat
Salt and White Pepper to taste

Instructions

1.Remove beet greens and wash
2.Peel with vegetable peeler
3.Toss in enough olive oil to coat, then dust with salt and pepper to taste
4.Please on foil lined pan, or wrap individually in foil
5.Roast in 375 degree oven for an hour, just soft with fork
6.Cool in refrigerator. Saves for up to week.

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