Sweet & Savory Fall Salad Recipe by Dr. Daryl

Did you know you can EAT your way to less stress?

No, I’m not talking about binging on ice cream or fries! Those will add to your stress in the long run.

I’m talking about eating antioxidant-rich foods that will fight stress on a cellular level. I’ll explain more about this in my blog post later this week, Why Stress Crushes Your Immune System & How to Strengthen It Instead, but for now know that when your stress levels are running high, you want to eat foods that are going to nourish you to fight the effects of stress.

The salad I’m sharing today is full of stress-fighters. Pomegranate seeds, avocado, and pistachios are great sources of stress busting antioxidants and healthy fats.

For more stress-fighting tips, strategies, and recipes, you don’t want to miss my best-selling book, GET OFF YOUR SUGAR: Burn the Fat, Crush Your Cravings, and Go From STRESS EATING to STRENGTH EATING. This simple guide removes the guilt and shame many of us feel for our addiction to sugar, and replaces them with a powerful yet easy-to-follow program with practical tips to kick the sugar habit and shift into strength eating instead.


“I love how Dr. Daryl focuses on what you need to add to your diet instead of what to take away, but I think what really makes his approach so powerful is that he helps you get off—and stay off—the stress-eating roller coaster.” –Kelly Ripa, in the GET OFF YOUR SUGAR Foreword

You also need to know that this salad is delicious! It’s a tangy mix of textures and flavors with a simple dressing you can use on lots of salads.

If you start to want soups and comfort foods instead of salads once the weather turns chilly, this salad will give you that fall feeling in a healthful, easy salad.


Ingredients [Serves 4]:

1 large head butter lettuce
1/2 cucumber, sliced
1 pomegranate, seeded or 1/3 cup seeds
1 Hass avocado, cubed
1/4 cup shelled pistachios, chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
Sea salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt) to taste
Black pepper to taste 


Mix dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor. Hand tear the butter lettuce into a salad bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss with the salad dressing. Serve and enjoy!

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Dr. Daryl

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