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It IS my Favorite! Broccoli & Turkey Bacon Salad

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Broccoli & Turkey Bacon Salad

I spent this last school year gaining work experience as a teacher for a great non-profit organization called The Bubble Foundation here in New York City.  Bubble delivers nutrition, gardening and fitness classes to Elementary Schools in less deserving areas of the city.

During the nutrition classes, we encouraged the students to comment positively on the food that they tasted and if they didn’t like it to say something like “it’s not my favorite” so as not to upset anyone else in the room enjoying their meal.

I think this is a great philosophy to practice at home and I do this every time broccoli appears on the table as sadly it’s not a family favorite here at Izzie’s Kitchen HQ.  HOWEVER, last night I think I cracked it when I made something with broccoli and it was so good, they almost blurted “It IS my FAVORITE” (almost :))

Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable full of goodness for the body. It’s a great source of vitamins K and C, a good source of folate (folic acid) and also provides potassium & fiber. Vitamin K is an important one as it’s essential for the functioning of many proteins involved in blood clotting.

Hope you make this a “favorite” recipe too.

Broccoli & Turkey Bacon Salad

Serves 4 for a side dish

Ingredients
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 cups coarsely chopped broccoli florets (about 1 bunch)
1/2 cup crunchy sprouts (lentils, green peas, beansprouts etc.)
1/3 cup cranberry trail mix
6 turkey bacon slices, chopped
2 tbsp scallion greens, chopped finely
Method
  1. Mix the yogurt, vinegar, honey, mustard and season well.
  2. Pan fry the turkey bacon and onions for a few minutes to add color.
  3. Toss the broccoli, sprouts, trail mix, bacon, onions and yogurt dressing in a medium sized serving bowl along and scatter the scallion greens on top.
  4.  Chill in the fridge for an hour or so.

 

3 comments

  1. This looks good! I love broccoli but my kids also don’t love to too much 🙂 The Bubbles organization seems like a wonderful organization.

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