Broccoli salad is a great addition to any meal. It’s also incredibly economical if you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe for an upcoming party so you’re not the guest who shows up empty handed.
I was reminded of this delicious dish when I was staying with my brother and his family in the Yukon. My nephew (like myself as a child) is a broccoli fiend and while I was there he reminded me of myself.
As a child, I loved these vibrant green “little trees.” I’d pick them apart, examine the smaller, and - chomp - ! Broccoli became one of my favorite vegetables simply because I thought they looked cool. The concept that these were some form of miniature edible tree, fascinated my childhood self. My true love for broccoli came after I found out how amazing they really are for you.
The textured green bundle has an abundance of healthy rewards.
Broccoli is one of the number one recommended diet staples for anyone looking to not just lose weight, but take steps towards a healthy lifestyle.
Broccoli has been known to aid the symptoms of as well as even help prevent chronic illnesses including diabetes, anemia, heart disease, and cancer. All three of these ailments are major issues within Indian Country. Having consistent doses of broccoli in one’s diet can help control diabetes from its amazing nutrient dense fibers and detoxifying the body thanks to antioxidants.
The green low sodium, low-calorie, fat-free, nutrient-rich powerhouse has helped humans stay healthy and with its high fiber table has been a staple in many weight loss nutrition plans. Its high fiber content, broccoli can actually aid in digestion and even constipation. Fiber rich diets are good for weight loss as well as a great way to help lower cholesterol levels.
A great way to add it to your diet is with broccoli salad. Check out the recipe below!
4 cups of Broccoli (as much as you’d like, but for proprietary’s sake, let’s use 4 cups) *Be sure to rinse your broccoli thoroughly - even if the packaging says it’s been washed.
1/3 cup Hellman’s Light Mayo (baby blue bottle, NOT the low fat one 😷)
1/4 of a medium Red Onion, thinly sliced or diced
1/2 cup Raisins or Craisins
Salt & Pepper to taste
Combine in a salad bowl and enjoy!