Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kale-Broccoli Slaw

Our girls went back to school yesterday, I'm definitely one of those moms that never wants summer to end. Yes, my kids make me want to pull my hair out at times but I truly enjoy spending my days with them and dread sending them off. Our oldest is officially in high school this year, let me tell you, this is scary stuff! I am clearly not ready for all of this, she's growing up way too fast for me.

Our middle child entered into 2nd grade. She's got so much sass and makes me laugh numerous times throughout the day. Just this morning she informed me that I do not need to walk her up to her line at school, she's not little anymore. Ha!

I am enjoying these last few days home with our youngest. She'll start full day preschool on Monday while I begin working with our local schools as a substitute paraeducator. I'm really excited for this new journey! Next week will surely be interesting as we start this new adventure and adjust to a whole different schedule.

I brought this new salad along to dinner at my parent's house this past Sunday. It had been awhile since we've all gotten together for a nice meal. We typically don't get a chance during the summer due to every one's busy schedules. I had some kale in our fridge from our CSA and tried to figure out a new way to use it up.

Well, I came home with an empty bowl that's for sure. So that's a good sign, right? I'm pretty sure everyone enjoyed this, including most of the kids. I made a simple dressing with mayo, apple cider vinegar and honey. You can certainly substitute plain Greek yogurt for an even healthier dressing. The salad was light and refreshing and paired great with our grilled meal.

You know, summer's not over just yet. We've still got Labor Day coming up quickly and plenty of nice fall weekends for grilling out with family and friends. You've got to make this easy salad at least once. And it tastes so good that you won't even notice you're eating something good for you. Trust me.

Kale-Broccoli Slaw

12 oz. package broccoli slaw
2-1/2 cups kale, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup dried cranberries

for the dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise {or plain Greek yogurt}
fresh lemon juice {1/2 lemon}
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp honey
salt and pepper to taste

In a medium bowl, combine together broccoli slaw, kale, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries. Gently toss all together.

In another small bowl, mix together dressing ingredients. Adjust seasonings as needed.

Pour dressing over slaw and gently toss together. You may serve immediately or let chill in the fridge until ready to enjoy.

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