Because we need to stay healthy for these guys!!! This is Xavier, 3 months old, first time in bouncer! Please do not note how desperately the closet door needs washing behind the baby. It's a little kid closet for dress-up clothes and yes... I'm getting the 409 RIGHT NOW.
After more coffee. ;)
Oh my stars, how time flies!
So we know how to make a great salad base because we've DONE IT HERE
But the wedding I was at last week had a broccoli salad that was to die for.
All minced up.
Just you... And the bowl.
Now this recipe called for lightly cooked broken ramen noodles. I'll leave them out and add sunflower seeds and broken almonds, but that's because I'm going low-carb.
And even tiny, tiny, itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny noodles have carbs.
I'm just sayin'!
So here we go:
2 Bags Broccoli slaw, chopped fine
1 head broccoli, chopped fine
1 small green apple (or a Cortland, you just want an apple that stays crisp) chopped with skin on
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup chopped almonds, raw or roasted
1/3 cup peanuts (more or less to taste)
Think of this as trail mix without the M&M's, chocolate or butterscotch chips we throw in and pretend it's JUST AS HEALTHY, LOL!
So that's the basic salad. My friends go seasonal with it. At Christmas they add Craisins. (Delicious!)
Tiny pieces of Clementines have been known to find their way in!
A handful of raisins (think 1/3 cup) can be tossed in!
Crumpled crisp bacon.... Yum!
Then this whole thing is tossed with a sweet vinaigrette (why do they spell it that way????) dressing, only...
I am careful to find either balsamic or raspberry dressings that are low-carb. I don't care about the oil.
It's those stinkin' carbs that make belly fat, muffin tops, leg rolls and cottage cheese thighs.
I did NOT show you pics of any of that.
You're welcome. ;)
The fun part of this salad is that everything is pre-chopped and the flavors blend. And it is so satisfying.
I only use the apple in mine. Yes, there are carbs in a green apple, but those carbs are Ruthy-friendly because I can't go completely carb free.
Just ... Low.