Carrot Cake…Carrot Cake Salad that is!

I love salad. All kinds! But not ones smothered in mayonnaise!

I especially love when a salad that taste like Carrot Cake. The traditional Carrot Salad is a simple mix of shredded carrots and raisins smothered in mayonnaise. That is taking something healthy and putting it in something not so healthy. The typical American Diet.

So what if you replaced the mayonnaise with yogurt and added a few more ingredients to make it tastes like Carrot Cake?

Now you are talking! This carrot salad is a wonderful concoction consisting of carrots, raisins, pineapple, walnuts, coconut, yogurt, and spices! It is great as a side dish or my favorite is to incorporate it into overnight oats (muesli) for breakfast! It is super healthy providing 100 hundred calories per serving, 4 grams of protein, about 3 grams of fiber, and 100% of your Vitamin A requirement for the day, which is necessary for cell growth, healthy vision, healthy hair, and healthy skin! And yes, it can make just about anyone like salad 🙂

Carrot Cake Salad

2 ½ cups of finely shredded carrots

1 6 oz plain Greek yogurt

1 ½  TBS of honey or maple syrup

¾ tsp of ground cinnamon

¼ tsp of ground nutmeg

1/3 cup of chopped and toasted walnuts, pecans, or almonds

1/3 cup crushed pineapple with juice

1/3 cup of raisins

¼ cup shredded coconut (optional)

Combine yogurt with spices and honey. Mix in all other ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours.

Now a salad you can enjoy that is delicious + healthy!

If you want to try it in overnight oats, soak 1/3 cup of raw certified gluten free oats in a 1/3 cup milk overnight. The next morning add 1/3 cup of yogurt, cinnamon, 1 tsp maple syrup, sprinkle of gluten free granola (for crunch), carrot cake salad and any other toppings you can think of! This is my all time FAVORITE breakfast!!!