What’s a recovery salad you ask? Well, it’s the meal you want to eat after a not so healthy binge. Yup, we all have them. Those times when you go back for seconds when you really shouldn’t. That one little spoonful of dessert that you say is all you’ll try but end up eating the whole thing! Been there, done that! The recovery salad is perfect for getting back in the swing of things.
2 cups broccoli, finely chopped
2 cups cauliflower, finely chopped
1 cup carrots, julienned
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup currants
2-3 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup raisins or cranberries
sea salt and pepper to taste
Add all the ingredients to a large bowl, mix well and ENJOY!
Makes 4 servings.
Serving size 1 1/2 cups.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 199.5, Cal. from Fat: 35, Total Fat: 3.5g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 39g, Fiber: 6.5g, Sugars: 30g, Protein: 5.5g, Sodium: 55.5mg, Chol: 0mg
Feel free to add your favorite veggies to this recipe. I’m an onion lover so I usually add a bit of chopped onion for additional flavor. You can mix and match your favorites and keep it interesting.
While you can use other dressings beside just lemon juice it will increase the calories and fat. The flavors in this recipe don’t require a heavy dressing which is why lemon juice is all that is needed.
I use a hand chopper to chop the broccoli and cauliflower but if you don’t have one you can use a food processor or even just chop them by hand.
Any remaining salad can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for 2-3 days.