Festive Cranberry Broccoli Salad

Festive Cranberry Broccoli Salad

Nov 19, 2015

 

It’s always helpful to include fruits and vegetables with any meal, but especially during the holidays when we tend to indulge.

 

Here are some healthy options to fill half your plate with fruits and veggies:

 

  • Vinegar and oil or veggie based deli salads such as the Fumi Fumi salad or Cowboy Cavier as a topping on a bed of leafy greens are some better choices than heavy cream based salads.
  • Fruit salads or parfaits with non-fat Greek yogurt make a great side to your holiday brunch or as a healthier dessert.
  • Try mixing fruits and vegetables together such as sliced Holiday Grapes with salad greens, shredded carrots, and diced apple chunks with a vinegar and oil-based dressing.
  • Make your own fresh cranberry salad this year with pineapple, cranberries, diced celery, walnuts, and citrus juice to impress your guests.

 

Try making this easy & better-for-you broccoli salad, which uses non-fat Greek yogurt in the place of heavy mayonnaise as the creamy base.

 

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Photo courtesy of Food Network

Festive Cranberry Broccoli Salad

 

Minutes to Prepare: 20       Number of Servings: approximately 8

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 bunches of broccoli, chopped
  • 1/8 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup Reduced Sugar, dried cranberries
  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (or more to taste if you like it sweeter)
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or more to taste if you like it more sour/tart)
  • ½ Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small pinch or dash of salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated black pepper

 

Directions:

 

  1. Combine all ingredients together and chill for at least 1 hour to let the flavors marinate the broccoli.

Tips:

 

  • Substitute some golden raisins for some of the cranberries to change up the colors and flavors of the salad.
  • Adjust the amount of honey and apple cider vinegar to your taste preference.  You can always add more of something, but you cannot take it away once you add too much!

 

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

 

Calories:    112        Protein:   8gm    Total Carbohydrates:  19gm    Fiber:   6gm   

 

Total Fat:  2.4gm    Cholesterol:  0mg    Sodium:   74mg

Melanie Kluzek, Registered Dietitian for County Market

 



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