Our low carb diet is still going strong and I am pretty surprised how we have been sticking to it. I think part of it is because we are not totally excluding carbs from our meals but are having them in moderation. When we do decide to eat carbs we opt for the good kind from brown rice, quinoa etc. This delicious broccoli apple salad with yogurt dressing has become part of our meal rotation. The yogurt dressing came about because I did not have mayonnaise and had to get creative.
Broccoli Apple Salad with Yogurt Dressing: Nutritional Benefits
A Broccoli Apple salad is not only delicious, this tasty side dish is also low in calories which means you can enjoy every bite knowing its great for your waist. Your immune, digestion and bowel system will also benefit greatly from a dish like this.
- Broccoli is considered a super veggie because of its nutritional density. Broccoli being the super veggie is packed with vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Fiber and lots more
- In addition to being vitamin and fiber dense fruits, apples are rich in in phytonutrients and antioxidants.
- Onions and garlic have healing properties and help with reducing inflammation.
Make sure not to overcook the water soluble vitamins in the broccoli and remember to cut the apple right before serving to prevent oxidation. I recomend having this salad with a protein like grilled chicken or fish to make it a complete and nutritious light dinner. You don’t want to go heavy with your meals if like me you eat late after 7pm. This is because the your system is slow at that time. For those who are lactose intolerant be sure to check out my easy broccoli and tomato salad recipe with no dairy.
Nutritional Information provided by my lovely sister Valerie Vazhure who completed a double major in Food science and human nutrition at the University of Newcastle Australia.
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