A Taste of NHBP: Broccoli Salad and Food For Thought

Jan 1, 2021 | Blog, Nutrition

Sweet & Tangy Broccoli Salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 1
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

Dressing

  • ½ cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • Black pepper to taste

Salad

  • 1 large broccoli crown or about 5 cups raw broccoli
  • ¼ red onion finely diced
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup raisins or dried cranberries

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl mix the first seven ingredients together to create a dressing.
  • Next in a large bowl combine the broccoli, onion, almonds, cranberries and dressing together.
  • Toss to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate until use.
Keyword Broccoli Salad, Vegetables

NUTRITION NOTES

Food For Thought

Have you ever thought about the way we talk about food and how that shapes what we eat? The average American is quick to label food as “good” or “bad” but can we really put food into black and white boxes like that? Food is more than fuel and that means it can serve many different purposes.

While one may think pizza or birthday cake is a “bad” food because it offers little nutritional value, it could be argued that it is a “good” food because it brings people together and provides joy. When we appreciate food for what it is, we are more likely to respect the place it holds in our everyday diet. Labeling food as good or bad associates it with morality, and we are not more or less moral based on the food we eat!

Take this as a challenge to move forward without classifying food as good or bad, and instead focus on the postives of what food adds to your life.

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