My husband came home the other day from a party with a plate full of food for me. In the plate was a salad that looked a little funky. Since I’m on a healthy eating spree I decided to give it a try. Oh my god guys, it was the best salad ever! It was crunchy, salty, and sweet and I knew I had to recreate it. The salad is packed with nutrition from the following superfoods:
Kale: Low in calories and high in fiber, iron, calcium, and Vitamins A, C, and K.
Broccoli slaw: this is made from a broccoli’s stem. Low in calorie and high in iron, potassium, fiber, and Vitamins C and K.
Cabbage: low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Excellent source of fiber, folic acid, and Vitamins C and K.
Brussel Sprouts: excellent source of fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, and Vitamins C, K, and B6.
Cranberries: has antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties. Known to provide protection from tooth cavities, urinary tract infections, and inflammatory diseases.
Pumpkin seeds: high in magnesium, zinc, and omega 3 fatty acids. An excellent source of healthy fats that also has anti- inflammatory properties.
This salad is so easy to make because most of the items are prepackaged from Trader Joes. You should be able to find similar ingredients at your local grocery store. You can also use fresh veggies for this salad that you can cut yourself. Everyone that I made this salad for devoured it, including the veggie haters. Best of all, it’s an easy way to sneak in all those veggies without compromising taste!
- 1 bag kale
- 1 bag broccoli slaw/cole slaw mix
- 1 bag cabbage
- 6 to 8 Brussel sprouts
- Cranberries, desired amount
- Pumpkin seeds, desired amount
- Poppyseed dressing
- Dump the kale, cabbage, and broccoli slaw into a salad bowl.
- Take the Brussels sprouts and cut in half. Then slice them horizontally. Dump it into salad bowl.
- Before serving, add the cranberries and pumpkin seeds. Mix well.
- Pour desired amount of dressing over salad and mix again. I used Brianna’s Poppyseed Dressing. You can use any salad dressing but it tastes best with a poppyseed dressing. Some other brands that sell it are Newman’s Own and Annie’s.
For best results, eat fresh. The salad will get soggy if you put the leftovers in the fridge. So try to eat it all or don’t mix the dressing into all of the salad. Enjoy!
* Trader Joes recently came out with a bagged salad mix called Cruciferous Crunch. It has kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, green cabbage, and red cabbage. You can also use this and it becomes even easier!