Great food in great weather !

One thing that is amazing about summer time and the better weather in general is the fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables that just seem so much better.  Prices are usually better, flavours are richer and they keep so much longer.

Our family is always looking for great recipes that will help the kids get their vegetables while offering enough variety that lots of different veggies hit their plates all year long.

Today while we were out shopping I got two different requests for a veggie from the DD’s.  One asked for cauliflower and the other asked for brocolli….perfect! Bring on one of our favourite salads and the inspiration for tonights post!!

As much as I would love to break it down into cups and tbls and tsps for you…I can’t.  I don’t think we have ever made this the same way twice.  You can easily adjust the ingredients to suit your own taste and the amount of people you are feeding.  My husbands Mom introduced this to us and after a couple of light and low fat ingredients swapped out and dropping sugar, it is a great salad.

Raw Brocolli / Cauliflower Salad

Brocolli Flowers


Lettuce (Romaine / Iceberg / Boston all work great)

Mayo (Light or low fat….just enough to bind it all together)

Red onion (Rough chop)


Parmesian Cheese (Low fat)

Pepper / Cayenne Pepper

Protein Punch?

Add Grilled Chicken Breast, Turkey Breast, Grilled Flank Steak, Crisp Bacon (Back/Canadian Bacon)

You can mix all the ingredients together ahead of time holding back the mayo and parm until you are ready to go to the table with is to keep the crisp crunch intact.

Do you have a fav healthy recipe that you want to share…something that your family asks for on a regular basis? Let everyone know about it.  I’d love to hear about the good stuff everyone gets onto their palates…instead of the bad stuff you try to hide from me!!



One comment

  1. I find tzatziki is a fabulous lower fat alternative to mayo in potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, etc. Sounds like you could try it in this yummy recipe too. I’ve had something similar with dried cranberries and toasted almond slivers added as well. Delish!

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