Recipe | "Waldorf Apple Salad Texas" (Sent in by Kirsten Corda)

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup raisins
Utensils: Knife, Cutting Board, Large Mixing Bowl, Measuring cups, Measuring spoons, Spoon
1. Wash your hands and clean your cooking area.
2. Wash, core, and dice the apples.
3. Place the apples in a large mixing bowl with the orange juice and mix well.
4. Add all other ingredients to the apples and toss gently.
5. Chill before serving.
Prep Time: 10 minutes--Serves 6 half cup servings

Per serving: $0.24 cost; 80 calories; 0 total fat; 0 cholesterol; 18 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein. Dinner Tonight recipes and demonstration videos are created especially for busy families who want to eat healthy. They are available at http://healthyliving.tamu.edu. According to My Plate, the graphic representation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, one quarter of your dinner tonight should include fruit.

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Anonymous said…
Did you know that they soak those type of baby carrots in a chlorine mixture to preserve them? They do this because they remove all the skin on the carrot. It's a very diluted mixture, but ever since I read that, I 'm kind of weary of them. You an read about it on Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/carrots.asp
Deb Navin said…
The chlorine mixture is very diluted, well below any harmful amounts and it's done to kill any salmonella or e-coli that might be on the vegetable. This is NOT a reasonable argument for not eating carrots. And no, the white residue on your older carrots is not leftover chlorine, it's just what carrots do when the start to dry out.
Anonymous said…
Oh no no...I don't think you should STOP eating carrots in general...I just prefer the large, 'look like they came out of the ground' variety!
Anonymous said…
No mention of how many or what type of apples??
Anonymous said…
Not sure about this recipe, but I like to use Macintosh....Granny smiths are too tart.
Deb is correct, chlorine is used as a sanitizer in food processing to kill bacteria and extend shelf-life. If this is a concern, eating carrots that are not as processed, as with all foods, is the better choice.

If it makes you feel better, remember chlorine dissipates with exposure to the air. The amount of chlorine used in food processing is regulated to be below what can make you sick and most of us buy a bag of carrots and leave them open in our refrigerator as we use them.

Using your logic, however, I should stop swimming in pools. Maybe you have experienced of swimming in a pool where the chlorine level is high enough to burn your eyes. You probably swallowed a mouthful or two, but it did not harm you. Why? Chlorine naturally occurs in our bodies too, so limited amounts won't hurt you.

Hope this helps. Please keep eating your fruits and vegetables. kirsten

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