Twisted Waldorf Salad In a Wrap with Sweet Potato Chips

Classic Waldorf salad consists of slices of apple, celery and walnut on a bed of lettuce dressed in mayo. Just in case if you are wondering, the name comes from the Waldorf Hotel in New York City where the salad was first created between 1893 and 1896. I made my own twist on it today, changing ingredients a little bit and making a healthy “mayo”. You can add chopped chicken or boiled eggs to add more protein in this salad as well.

For the healthy chips, I baked sweet potatoes instead of deep fried white potatoes. Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, B vitamins, potassium, and iron. They provide a ton of antioxidants for free-radical fighting and anti-inflammatory properties. They’re also low on the glycemic index, meaning their natural sugars won’t spike your body’s blood sugar, plus they’ll keep you fuller for longer. Sweet potatoes are also loaded with fiber. It keeps your bowels healthy, helps to prevent diabetes and heart disease, and maintains healthy nutrition and body function. When you make crispy sweet potato chips it is important to slice as evenly as possible and pat dry really well before you dress with spices and oil.

Moving onto the dressing. I like using a tahini dressing in salads. A little teaspoon has a powerful flavour – nutty and creamy, a good replacement for mayonnaise. It is tasty as well as nutritious. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds that is loaded with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as well as a good amount of protein, thiamin, phosphorus, and copper.
Waldorf salad wrapIngredients

1 cup of chopped lettuce
1 pear sliced
1 carrot shaved
a handful of toasted walnut
a handful of dried cranberries

For the wrap
1 cup of wholemeal spelt flour
olive oil
a pinch of salt

For the spicy “mayo” dressing
1 tsp of home-made harissa (blend red chili, tomato, garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, chili flakes, tarragon, pepper and olive oil)
1 tsp of tahini paste
1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
1 tsp of honey
1 tsp of warm water
salt and pepper to taste

Sweet potato chipsFor Sweet potato chips
1/2 sweet potato
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of coconut oil
salt and pepper

Carob Prune Protein Balls

Carob Prune BallsCarob powder is similar to cocoa and cacao, but doesn’t have caffeine. So if you get headaches or restless nights after eating chocolates, carob may be a better choice for you. It has less calories than cocoa and is also naturally fat-free. I find it tastes naturally sweeter so you don’t have to add as much in recipes. I have used dates to make power balls so far, but experimented with prunes today.

Prunes are also high in minerals and vitamin C and K. They are good for your digestion, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. If you are sensitive to high fructose, then it is better to use other dried fruits instead of dates.

Nuts are all good for you. I like using different kinds of nuts here. Cashew for creamy texture and iron, zinc and copper, almonds for calcium and vitamin E, walnuts for healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Feel free to use other kinds, too. Brazil nuts for selenium, macadamia nuts for thiamin, hazel nuts for manganese and vitamin B6, peanuts for protein. Go nuts and make some power balls x


1 cup of prunes
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, walnuts)
1 scoop of whey protein powder
1 tbsp of carob powder
a pinch of Himalayan salt

Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend well. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit of water. If too wet, add some more oats or nuts. Make little balls and keep in an air-tight container in the fridge.