Everything I read says to eat Broccoli daily for good health!! I am working on few new recipes. I just can’t eat it plain everyday!! The good news is that since starting to cook healthier, my son enjoys snacking on it almost as much as chips!! Here’s the Chubby Chicks sugar free and mayonnaise free version of a favorite Broccoli Slaw recipe.

Broccoli, Berry and Nut Slaw

Rating: 5

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 110

Fat per serving: 70 fat calories, total fat 7.8g, sat fat 0.5g, tra

Good Points: no cholesterol, very low in sodium, high in dietary fiber, high in manganese, very high in vitamin C
Nutrition Facts: 110 calories, fat calories 70, total fat 7.8g, saturated fat 0.5g, trans fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 17mg, total carbohydrates 7.3g, dietary fiber 3.0g, sugars 2.4g, protein 4.5g, vitamin A 6%, calcium 5%, vitamin C 73%, iron 5%

Ingredients

  • One 12 ounce bag of Pre-Shredded Broccoli Slaw
  • 1/3 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2/3 cup of Water
  • 1/2 cup of Mixed Dried Berries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Cranberries and Cherries
  • 1/2 cup of mixed Slivered Almonds and Chopped Walnuts

Instructions

  1. Mix the Apple Cider Vinegar and Water in a glass
  2. Mix the Broccoli Slaw, Berries and Nuts in a bowl
  3. Pour in the Apple Cider and Water a little at as time until you have a consistency that you like. I used about 1/2 a cup.
  4. Blend well and let sit for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator for the flavors to blend.
  5. Stir a few times while it’s chilling.
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Health Benefits Of Broccoli
Broccoli provides a high amount of vitamin C, which aids iron absorption in the body, prevents the development of cataracts and also eases the symptoms of the common cold.

The folic acid in broccoli helps women sustain normal tissue growth.

The potassium in broccoli aids those battling high blood pressure, while a large amount of calcium helps combat osteoporosis.

Broccoli is also fiber-rich, which enhances the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and aims to reduce blood cholesterol levels.

Indole-3-carbinol (I3C)promotes “good” hormones, while working against destructive ones and is believed to prevent hormone-related cancers, such as breast- and prostate cancer.

The sulforaphane in broccoli also helps to increase the level of enzymes that block cancer, while the beta-carotene in broccoli transforms into vitamin A within the body, providing an effective antioxidant that destroys free radicals (responsible for weakening the defense of cells).

Additionally, the health benefits of broccoli have been linked to preventing and controlling the following medical concerns: Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, calcium deficiencies, stomach and colon cancer, malignant tumors, lung cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and even the aging process.

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