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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dipping Salads

What makes fast food so easy to eat? It's available when you feel hungry. I often put together a "dipping salad" for those times when you might reach for a bag of chips or cookies. First off, I try not to buy chips and cookies often. I mostly do when I am having guests. For everyday I go with raw fruit and veg with a tasty dip. It's crunchy, it's colorful (big plus for me!), sweet  and salty. 

Dipping salads are so hands-on they sometimes do end up being played with. Sword fights with celery, making faces or other designs with the veg, and if you are small enough you can even wear it!

Yesterday we had this beautiful hot pink veggie. Do you know what it is?

Radish! Aren't these pretty? They are very sweet too. I have been eating these with slices of tart green apples, layering them together to make little sandwiches. I have mentioned this before, if you wash all your vegetables at one time to have them ready it will be much easier to eat them quickly. Remember, what makes it "fast" is that it is available immediately. With a bit of preparation you can have quick healthy snacks always at hand.


  1. Yum. This reminds me, do you still have that carrot-ginger dressing recipe? I have wanted to get it for years! It's my absolute favotite dressing, and I used to buy it at Gasho.

  2. This is really brilliant. I love your whole concept and plan to do it myself. Thank you for the inspiration. Clarice

  3. I do remember the wash all your veggies post:) Love this one as well. I don't think of myself as a radish lover, but oh my the one pictured here is a beauty. Going to give it another try!