Crunchy Apple Salad Wrap

This crunchy apple salad wrap is dairy-free and easily made in under 15 minutes.

This crunchy apple salad wrap is inspired by a recipe my Mimi made for me recently. Her secret ingredient was instant pudding so I guess we can call mine the “lightened up but way less fun” version. ūüėČ I like to eat it in wrap form, but the apple salad makes for a great side dish on its own as well. Save it for the summer and whip up a big bowl to serve guests at a cookout¬†or picnic!

This crunchy apple salad wrap is dairy-free and easily made in under 15 minutes.

Crunchy Apple Salad Wrap

Yield: 6-8 wraps / 4-5 cups of apple salad

Crunchy Apple Salad Wrap

Ingredients

  • 4 apples*
  • 1/2 cup grapes (halved)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I use non-dairy Kite Hill, but you could use Greek or regular)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice (juice from one lemon)
  • Lettuce
  • Wraps
  • **

Instructions

  1. Core and chop the apples. For wraps, I dice them into pretty small pieces. For salads I chop them them a little larger. Toss the apple pieces in a large mixing bowl with the lemon juice (this will prevent browning).
  2. Stir the maple syrup into the yogurt.
  3. Add all ingredients (except the lettuce and wraps) into the bowl with the apples and mix until thoroughly coated. As-is this salad makes for a great side dish. If you're eating it as a wrap...
  4. Lightly toast a wrap and layer in lettuce and the apple salad. Roll up and enjoy!

Notes

*When I'm eating this as a side salad, I almost always go with 3 Fuji or Gala apples and then 1 Granny Smith. When I eat it in wrap form, sometimes I like softer apples though and will use Cortland or McIntosh even though they're not as delicious as Fuji/Gala (in my opinion). **You can get creative with what you put in your wrap. Sharp cheddar cheese, roasted chicken, tomatoes, etc.

http://pumpsandiron.com/2017/04/19/crunchy-apple-salad-wrap/

This crunchy apple salad wrap is dairy-free and easily made in under 15 minutes.

As you can see above, I used dairy-free yogurt for this recipe, but Greek yogurt or regular plain yogurt work just the same. I also kept the crunchy apple salad wrap pretty simple but you can get creative with what you add in there. Sharp cheddar cheese, roasted chicken, tomatoes, etc.This crunchy apple salad wrap is dairy-free and easily made in under 15 minutes.

And before I sign off for today, I’ll leave you with some other yummy apple recipes from the archives:

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!

Roasted Fall Veggie, Kale & Quinoa Bowl with a Maple Vinaigrette

Roasted Fall Veggies, Kale & Quinoa Bowl with a Maple Vinaigrette

Hey fam! (That’s what the kids are saying these days, right?) Before we get to today’s yummy recipe, I wanted to¬†do a little blog check-in. It’s been a bit slower than normal around here this month, in part because I’ve been teaching more than usual but also because I’ve been putting a lot of time into planning for the blog’s future (like the responsible parent I am). How to make it better,¬†defining the¬†goals I have for it–basically just taking time to refocus. So while that has meant fewer posts¬†right now, it’s going to result in so much (hopefully) great content coming your way through the holidays and into 2017.

First big advancement: Your girl got a microphone for shooting videos. FINALLY. This means that in addition to workouts, I can post more information-focused videos (exercise form tutorials, vlogs, etc.). So hopefully no one finds my voice unbearable because you’ve got a whole lot of it coming your way muahahaha.¬†No but seriously, isn’t it always such a bummer when you follow someone on written forms of social media and then you hear her/him speak and are just like wait. What is going on here. THAT’S what you sound like??! It’s like seeing the movie interpretation of your favorite book. Always a disappointment.

*walks to Post Office and returns microphone*

ANYWAY … today’s recipe.

The real takeaway from this recipe is the maple vinaigrette. The rest is totally customizable and I’d consider my choice of ingredients more a suggestion than anything else. Try brown rice instead of quinoa. Spinach instead of kale. Sweet potatoes instead of butternut squash. Add onion to your roasting pan. Try dried cranberries and pecans as a topping. Sprinkle that shit with goat cheese, yo.

It’s the dressing that really ties everything together.¬†Roasted Fall Veggies, Kale & Quinoa Bowl with a Maple Vinaigrette Roasted Fall Veggies, Kale & Quinoa Bowl with a Maple Vinaigrette

Roasted Fall Veggie, Kale & Quinoa Bowl with a Maple Vinaigrette

Yield: 4 servings

Roasted Fall Veggie, Kale & Quinoa Bowl with a Maple Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1 c dry quinoa
  • 4 c chopped kale
  • 1 1/2 c diced and peeled butternut squash
  • 1 1/2 c halved Brussels sprouts
  • 1 medium honeycrisp apple, cored and diced
  • For the dressing:
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Typically for 1 cup you'd bring 1 1/2 c water to a boil, add the quinoa and bring back to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 10-15 mins.
  3. Prepare the vinaigrette. Mix all ingredients except the oil and then gradually whisk in the oil.
  4. Massage 1/3 of the dressing into the kale and set aside.
  5. Spread butternut squash and brussels sprouts (and any other veggies you want to include!) on a pan and toss with 1/3 of the dressing. Sprinkle on some added salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 30-35 minutes (or until squash is soft), tossing halfway.
  6. Mix everything together in a big bowl. You might think there's enough dressing as-is; if not, drizzle the remaining vinaigrette on top.
http://pumpsandiron.com/2016/10/23/roasted-fall-veggie-kale-quinoa-bowl-with-a-maple-vinaigrette/

Roasted Fall Veggies, Kale & Quinoa Bowl with a Maple Vinaigrette Roasted Fall Veggies, Kale & Quinoa Bowl with a Maple Vinaigrette

Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!

What veggies would go into your ultimate fall buddha bowl??

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Golden Beet Salad with Avocado and Feta

Golden Beet Salad with Avocado & Feta

Disclosure:¬†This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PEOPLE¬ģ, Real Simple¬ģ, InStyle¬ģ, CookingLight¬ģ and Sunset¬ģ. The opinions and text are all mine.

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I¬†switch up where we go each day,¬†and with the warm weather in full swing, these dog walks are the perfect excuse to get out of the apartment and soak¬†in this beautiful city that I all too often take for granted. If we’re going to be crossing streets and weaving around crowds, I’ll pick out a podcast to listen to, but if I take the little fluff ball to the Public Garden, he spends so much time sniffing around trees that I can actually do some reading while we “walk” (aka stop to sniff and pee on every single bush in Boston).

For today’s post, I stopped by¬†Shaw’s¬†(<– you can get $1 off¬†PEOPLE, InStyle, Real Simple, Cooking Light or Sunset magazine with that link) and picked up a Cooking Light for my trip to the park. Flipping through magazines is so relaxing to me, and¬†food magazines in particular are perfect for blog recipe inspiration.¬†Golden Beet Salad with Avocado & Feta

One of the pages I dogeared on my walk was a beet salad. Inspired by the recipe, I threw together this variation of arugula, golden beets, feta and avocado when I got home. So delicious! For the full recipe, check out the June issues of Cooking Light.Golden Beet Salad with Avocado & Feta

Golden Beet Salad with Avocado & Feta

I made this light and refreshing salad for dinner the other night along with some pan-cooked cod and quinoa and it was perfection.

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What are your favorite magazines with which to unwind?

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PEOPLE¬ģ, Real Simple¬ģ, InStyle¬ģ, CookingLight¬ģ and Sunset¬ģ. The opinions and text are all mine.