May 31, 2016

Cranberry Almond Broccoli Salad from Cooking Light

This lightened up version of broccoli salad will have you hiding it in the fridge so you don't have to share! 
My favorite #lunch this week! A lightened up broccoli salad. www.famfriendsfood.com #healthyeating


I have had a love/dislike relationship with my subscription to Cooking Light for while now. Some months, I page through and find nothing that appeals to me (or my family)... and every once in awhile an issue comes along that makes me want to give them another chance.



Broccoli salad makes a regular appearance at most summer get-togethers. It's easy and it always tastes delicious... and since it's broccoli, most of us can justify the calories. The lightened up version changes things up a bit, and I opted to leave out the bacon (and, didn't even miss it!).

This made a great lunch several days last week, and I bought more broccoli this week so I could make it again. I like to switch things up mid-week when I can so that I don't get bored with my lunches.

Now, I don't keep canola mayonnaise in my pantry, so I used my usual reduced fat Hellman's mayo and skipped the bacon bits... which probably adjusted the original calorie count a bit. I liked the switch from raisins to cranberries in this salad, but then I'm a fan of dried cranberries anyway.

You can find the full recipe at Cooking Light: Cranberry-Almond Broccoli Salad.

Looking for some other light recipe ideas? Check out these previous posts:

Apple Barley Salad

Wheat Berry Salad with Cranberries 




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