The new year is finally here and if you’re like most people, you are really ready for a change which should absolutely include the easiest broccoli salad. The past few months of holiday frenzy and celebration have most likely left you feeling sluggish, rundown, and well, not your best. Furthermore, you’ve probably been thinking about transformations you’d like to see in your own life. Personally, over the past few months I had a revelation. If you know me- you know that I am in love with my rescue dogs and it got me thinking– why is it okay to rescue and care for dogs and cats– and not afford that same love and compassion towards all animals? Why had I rationalized eating a cow as okay but not eating a dog? Are they not all animals, do they not all have souls?
Why is one life more precious than the next. Of course learning about organizations like The Gentle Barn which truly offers a peak into life for a cow, like DUDLEY or a goat or a pig or a chicken that they would never have on a factory farm and that (believe it or not) these beings have personalities and souls that are the same as our beloved dogs and cats and it got me thinking that it just doesn’t feel right or for that matter palatable to eat animals for my enjoyment when there are so many other sources of protein which are more humane and better for the environment.
The new year is the perfect time to take charge of your health and diet so you can lose weight, feel great and thrive. How can you achieve this optimal level of health and energy? By swapping out your meat and dairy products for healthy and delicious plant-based foods. In short—by going vegan, or at least mostly vegan. ANd what better way to flex your veggie msucles than with a Super Easy Broccoli salad!
Easiest Broccoli Salad
3 cups washed and chopped broccoli
1 cup finely chopped purple cabbage
½ cup shredded carrot
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup shredded cheddar (optional)
1 tablespoon fat free mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Combine all of the ingredients for the broccoli salad in a mixing bowl and set aside.
In a separate bowl combine the ingredients for the dressing.
Thoroughly mix the dressing and the salad together to coat evenly. If you choose to use cheese, sprinkle it on top.
Serving: 1/2 cup
Easiest Broccoli Salad
- 3 cups washed and chopped broccoli
- 1 cup finely chopped purple cabbage
- ½ cup shredded carrot
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup shredded cheddar optional
- 1 tablespoon fat free mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Combine all of the ingredients for the broccoli salad in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- In a separate bowl combine the ingredients for the dressing.
- Thoroughly mix the dressing and the salad together to coat evenly. If you choose to use cheese, sprinkle it on top.
Each Serving is 1/2 cup
This recipe Serves: 8+