Napa Salad – Serves 4, calories per serving: 90
In this recipe I have used Agave syrup, a natural sweetener made from the Agave cactus (the same one that gives us Tequila!). It is much sweeter than sugar and is metabolized differently than sugar in the body, resulting in fewer sugar cravings. If you don’t have any, just substitute with honey, which is also metabolized differently. If possible, avoid white sugar and white sugar containing products like the plague. They will sabotage your attempts at weight loss.
1/2 head of Napa (sometimes called Chinese lettuce or cabbage), finely sliced
1 clementine, segmented and chopped into smaller pieces
3 Tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
3 green onions, sliced
2 teaspoons oil
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons agave syrup
juice from 1/8 of a lime
Salt and Pepper to taste
Whisk dressing ingredients together and pour over the shredded napa, clementines and sunflower seeds. Sprinkle the sliced green onions over the top.