Some of the most nutrient-dense (nutrients per calorie) foods on the planet are:
- Greens (including cruciferous like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage)
Eating lots of these vegetables give us optimal amounts of immune-protective micronutrients that can fend of disease.
This salad combines 4 of those superfoods: broccoli, onions, nuts, and berries. It’s a delicious, nutritious way to eat more broccoli and change up dinner salad from leafy greens. Leftovers make a great lunch topped with some chicken and/or leftover grains.
- Add leftover bacon, chopped
- Add avocado, diced
- Use pumpkin or sunflower seeds instead of nuts
- Use raisins or other dried fruit instead of cranberries
- Add 1/2 cup chopped cilantro or parsley
- Mix in arugula or baby spinach for a more robust salad
- Add leftover quinoa, brown rice or other grain for a “meal salad”
- Top with leftover chicken