Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in mayonnaise and sour cream. Best Foods and Hellman's mayonnaises are gluten-free.


"An apple is an excellent thing - until you have tried a peach."
-George du Maurier, Illustrator and novelist

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is one of the ultimate comfort foods for me and the flavor of the lower fat version is no different from the traditional.

Apple Types

There's no doubt that apples are good for you. A single apple has all of 70 calories but contains over 3 grams of fiber. Sweet and satisfying, snacking on apples is the perfect way to get healthy.

There are dozens of apple choices in the markets today. Alongside the traditional delicious and Granny Smiths more and more heirloom varieties are available. Below are some of the apples that I use in recipes on the Dr. Gourmet web site. Because of their ready availability I have generally used more common varieties because I know that most readers will be able to easily find them in the grocery. Apple Types 


Waldorf Salad

Servings = 8 | Serving size =3/4 cup

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3.

This recipe is listed as 30 minutes active cooking time, but you will need to allow an additional two hours for chilling afterwards. Fortunately, this recipe keeps fairly well refrigerated for about 2 days.

2 medium granny smith apples (cored and cut into 1/4 inch cubes)
1 medium red delicious apple (cored and cut into 1/4 inch cubes)
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 cup celery (cut into large dice)
1/4 cup walnuts (coarsely chopped)
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
1 1/2 tsp honey

Mix the cubed apples with the lemon juice.

Add celery, walnuts and raisins. Toss.

Add mayonnaise, sour cream and honey and gently fold together until well blended.

Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 3/4 cup

Servings = 8


Amount Per Serving

Calories 123 Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
    Saturated Fat 1g 6%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 3% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 16 mcg Potassium 188 mg
Magnesium 12 mg