The BEST Green Food for Saint Patrick’s Day
March 10, 2015 6 Comments
We go crazy using green frosting on cupcakes, donuts, and cookies when we have lovely green food surrounding us (duh).
Of course, I mean healthy food and I have decided to remake St. Patrick’s Day into a REAL green food celebration. Kale, asparagus, green peppers, lettuce, snap peas, peas, spinach, kiwi, honey dew melon, celery, green beans, broccoli, cabbage….
Why do we color our beer green, again? How about a Green smoothie?
This is one of my go-to St. Patrick’s Day recipes because it is both delicious and festive.
Broccoli slaw is much like cabbage slaw. You shred the broccoli, add your favorite garnishes, and then mix in a mayonnaise/vinegar dressing. If you are trying to lose weight, mayonnaise is one of those high calorie foods (94 calories per tablespoon) that you need to use sparingly.
How are you gonna get creamy slaw without a cup o’ mayo?
The answer is buttermilk. For 99 calories per CUP, you can pour it on and the tangy creaminess with save the day.
I used my food processor to make this slaw in a flash. If you don’t have one, please go out and buy one. It will support your healthy eating goals for years to come. If you currently buy pre-grated cheese, you will pay for it in no time by grating your own cheese.
Broccoli Slaw Recipe
Makes 5 servings, 1 cup slaw per serving
2 broccoli crowns (about 1 ½ pounds)
½ cup almonds
1/3 cup dried cranberries
½ cup buttermilk
¼ cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Shred broccoli (both stalk and florets) with a grater or the grater attachment in a food processor. Put in a large bowl. Chop almonds with a few pulses of a food processor (do not pulverize) or on a cutting board. Add chopped almonds and cranberries to broccoli
In another bowl, mix together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, and cider vinegar.
Pour dressing over broccoli, almonds, and cranberries and toss. Taste and add salt and pepper. Serve immediately or store in your refrigerator for up to three days. This slaw does improve with age (but there is a limit).
One cup is 162 calories, 9.3 g fat, 1.1 g saturated fat, 15.9 g carbohydrates, 4.8 g sugar, 6.9 g protein, 4.9 g fiber, 155 mg sodium, 4 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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