Apple and Ants On A Log Salad is for those of use who still love the childhood classic combos of celery, peanut butter, and raisins and apples and peanut butter. Yep I took one of the best snacks, and biggest cravings, and turned it into a salad! Don’t worry I didn’t add any lettuce but there is still lots of greens with the celery and green apple.
I have shared 2 other versions over the years, the classic Crunchy Apple Almond Butter Salad (2014) that can be made with almond butter or peanut butter and Where Is Waldorf Salad (2015) that’s my fav variation with dried cranberries and walnuts.
Making peanut butter fluff (peanut butter mixed with yogurt) for Baby G to dip his apples in and get more protein and always craving peanut butter, and this combo, I’ve been making this salad a lot again lately. I’ve shared on Instagram Stories and it’s so good but not photogenic. No food doesn’t always have to look good but it’s hard to capture how good something is, even with words, if it doesn’t look appealing.
Even harder to photograph when someone steals my apples!
Really though I’m pretty sure everyone knows how good apple and peanut butter are together and peanut butter, celery, and raisins are.
I like to enjoy this for lunch or snack and it is a healthier option than eating an apple, or celery, and let’s be honest a good 2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter and keeps me satisfied so much longer! I usually make it with only 2 teaspoons of peanut butter, sometimes 3. If I’m craving sweets I might add a little stevia. If you’re really hungry you can bulk it up adding more celery. I’ll use 6 stalks instead of 4. If you eat dairy we like to use plain Siggi’s otherwise they have a vanilla or Kite Hill plain. Any plain or vanilla yogurt will work I just try to look for one with low sugar and high protein.
Not your traditional salad and I guess I use the term lightly, even in Minnesota where Jello, cookie, and “dessert salads” are common.
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