Carla Christian, RD, LD
Carla Christian received her associate’s degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America in 2006 and her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University in 2009. She finished her dietetic internship from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2010 and is a former chef in the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Kitchen. Find her on LinkedIn. Photo by Jason Donnelly.see more from this author
Questions: Can I substitute kale for arugula? And, I am following more of Dr. Esselstyn’s regimen and am not adding sugar, oils and salts. Can I simply eliminate the maple syrup?
Ok, this was… interesting! With 7 ppl in my family, there were lots of opinions LOL but mostly good! My 9-yr old complained before trying it, saying he didn’t like blueberries in salads. But after he finished it, he said, Not bad! My picky girls, 6- and 12-yrs, didn’t like the noodles (!! ok they were brown rice noodles) and the latter said it was too lemony. My hubby liked it, surprisingly, and my 14-yr old daughter loved it, as did I. I simplified the dressing by blending up everything in the blender with the maple syrup, and poured the whole thing on the salad to mix up. I also grilled all the peaches then cut all into bite-sized pieces.
I couldn’t find peaches, so I substituted pineapple. I love grilled pineapple, and it goes well with the blueberries and arugula. Loved this salad.
Thanks Fran for giving me the idea to substitute pineapple for peaches!!!