Thursday, August 13, 2015

Peachy Pork Chop Salad

   This time of year local peaches are everywhere and I have to say we have some amazing peaches just a county away.  Folks setup road side stands to sell these peaches and they always sell out, they truly are that good.  I always buy a peck of peaches and wanted to be sure to use them all and not let any go to waste.  We had sliced peaches with pancakes. peaches in some gelatin, peaches in our smoothies and then we decided to try to make use peaches in our salad.

This salad and dressing are processed sugar free and full of great fat with yummy avocado oil. Of course you get some sugar from the peaches and the banana but that is natural sugar.  Yeah, yeah sugar is sugar, I agree, however if I'm going to eat sugar then I'd prefer it come from the fruit than sugar beets if I have a choice.

What I love about this salad is that you can use left over pork chops from a previous dinner and not have to heat up your kitchen during the sultry days of summer.  More love for this salad is that it's completely gluten free and primal/paleo.  I made this salad to mix things up while on the 21 Day Superhero Challenge by Emily Schromm, learn more about that here. 

4 Grilled or Baked Pork Chops (seasoned with salt and pepper)
Salad greens of choice - we love Romaine mixed with Spinach
4-5 peaches peeled and sliced
1/2 Banana
1 Large Carrot shaved 
3 T Avocado Oil
2 T Balsamic Vinegar
Salt & Pepper
Roasted Sliced Almonds - optional 
Serves 4 

Peachy Salad Dressing
Add one cup of sliced peaches to your Nutribullet  (affiliate link) or blender of choice, also add the Banana, Avocado Oil, and Balsamic Vinegar to the blender.  Blend the ingredients until all the fruit is completely incorporated and no lumps are visible. Add the salt and pepper to your liking.

Salad Assembly
Slice the cooked pork chops either into strips or cubes
Add two cups of clean prepared salad per each plate
Top with sliced peaches, Pork, and carrot shavings
Drizzle with Peachy Salad Dressing 
optional - sprinkle with almonds
Serve and Enjoy!!!

*Kitchen Tip:  Want to add some sweetness to a dish but don't want to send your blood sugar to the moon?  Use green tipped bananas in your recipe.  A green tipped banana is not as sweet as a ripe banana but still gives you that sweet taste you desire and doesn't affect your blood sugar as bad as normal white table sugar.*

Hope you enjoy this summertime dish and love this use of fresh peaches.  Keep eating real food.
Till next week....


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