Here I am once again with an Asian salad. I know I make a lot of these but this was one of those recipes where I needed to use up a lot of veggies before I get my next fabulous CSA installment.
While I was making this I really wanted to branch out from the Asian theme but I find it really works well with the bok choy and cabbage so I came up with a creamy dressing this time that happily came out really well.
If you like a lot of dressing simply double the dressing ingredients. I actually planned on making a second batch because it didn’t look like much when I poured the dressing over but once I started mixing it in all the veggies were nicely coated so I decided to forgo the extra calories.
Feel free to use any veggies you have on hand for this. It is super easy and fast! I love the reduced fat Veganiase purely because of the taste but feel free to use reduced fat or real mayo here.
Creamy Asian Salad with Raisins
Estim. 8 generous 1-cup servings
**3 WW Pts Plus
1/4 reduced fat Veganaise (or reduce fat mayo)
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp agave (or honey for non vegan)
1 tsp Sriracha (an Asian hot sauce)
1/3 cup raisins
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
1. Add the bok choy, cabbage, broccoli and green onions to a large bowl. Whisk the dressing ingredients together; pour over veggies. Top with raisins and sesame seeds and mix will.
Estimated Nutrition Facts
About 8 generous 1-cup Servings
Amount Per Serving
***3WW Pts Plus
Total Fat 5.7 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 213.5 mg
Potassium 427.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.5 g
Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
Sugars 6.1 g
Protein 3.7 g
Vitamin A 38.0 %
Vitamin C 112.2 %
Folate 43.0 %
Magnesium 17.0 %
Manganese 38.8 %
Thiamin 17.9 %
In addition to this recipe I wanted to provide my update notes on Mindful Eating in my series of posts on my struggle to gain awareness with my body and not eat when I’m not hungry.
Where the Quest for Natural Appetite Suppressants Led Me and a Massaged Kale Salad with Peanut Dressing.
The first post was
Let me start with saying my goal is to be able to maintain and even lose a bit without having to count points. Truth be told, I love Weight Watchers and I love how their new program is pushing people to eat more whole and natural foods, but I’m sick of counting points. I just want to live and not obsess. I have joined and quit I’m not sure how many times over the years because I tend to not listen to my body and then I start eating more which then causes me to go back to WW. It’s such a vicious cycle. I’m hoping the mindful eating and the upcoming detox will help me break it.
I am really struggling with the snacking at night. During the day I seem to have all the willpower I need but once I get home at night I’m tired and food gives me comfort until I eat where I pass that point of comfort and continue eating until I’m FULL. I try to analyze why I keep blocking that little voice that tells me I’m not hungry but haven’t been able to figure that out yet.
Tell me, do you struggle with eating when you aren’t hungry at specific times of day? If so, what do you do to manage this?