Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Broccoli Salad

Believe it or not...my kids Love this! Probably has something to do with it having sugar and cranberries in it, but hey, at least their eating their veggies ; )

I have been trying to find different things to put in my kids lunch box. Something other than they typical pb&j, bag of chips, fruit cup, and juice box....booooooring , and not necessarily the healthiest.
So I remembered them liking this broccoli salad and made a big batch for them to put in their lunch.
It's good, healthy, and nutritional.......and not boring!

Here's how you make it:

chop all your veggies and put in a big bowl. Add your cranberries, then mix your mayo (I use half mayo and half sour cream), vinegar, and sugar. Pour over salad and toss.

Add your crumbled bacon and pecans on top (you can toast your pecans...I don't or you can add any type of nut you like)

Then let it set in the fridge for a couple hours or overnight. It taste much better two or three days after.

A great way to eat your greens....with a little sugar ; )
P.S. don't you just love that vintage fabric my salad is sitting on????  A sweet friend gave me a ton of it and couple other patterns too. Can't wait to play with it!! ; )

Chef in training


Mindy said...

Well, whether or not my kids will eat this, it sounds delicious to me! Definitely going on my to-make list!

Heather said...

I love broccoli salad. I should let my kids try it. I didn't think that first picture was yours...I thought you copied and pasted...I was thinking how cute that fabric was!! LOL

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

Amanda - this looks so good! I think I need to make a big batch to take to work for my lunch! Thanks so much for linking up. Have a great week!

Lindsay said...

Yummy! That looks like a really tasty salad, I would love to try it out! Thanks for sharing!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Jessica said...


I'm so happy to have found your blog. I can't wait to follow and learn more! I LOVE cooking, baking and anything crafty so I think I'm your newest fan!

Heather {The Lovely Cupboard} said...

Looks delicious! Love broccoli salads.