Super Snack: Carrot Apple Salad

Carrot apple salad is packed with vitamins and nutrients and gives my kids a needed vitamin boost. The kids like it because it’s simple and tasty, and a does not have a lot of “extras.”

Carrot apple salad is packed with vitamins and nutrients and gives my kids a needed vitamin boost.  The kids like it because it's simple and tasty, and a does not have a lot of "extras."

Carrot apple salad is a favorite side dish in my home.  It is packed with vitamins and nutrients and gives my kids a needed vitamin boost during the day.

The kids like it because it’s simple and tasty, and does not have a lot of “extras.”  I like it because the recipe contains fresh fruits and vegetables and makes a great healthy alternative to the regular after-school snacks.

Carrot Apple Salad

  • 5-7 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 2 apples, peeled and grated
  • juice of 1 orange or citrus fruit
  • Optional: chopped pineapple

Shred carrots and apples with a potato peeler and squeeze orange juice over the salad.  If you have a food processor, it will save time and energy with the grating portion of the recipe.  Allow the salad to sit in juices for an hour.  Serve chilled.

This article was originally published at Ready Nutrition™ on March 14th, 2011