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All About the Super Foods

The month of September brings us a variety of wonderful fruits and vegetables.  Broccoli is included on that list.  Broccoli has been deemed one of the healthies veggies because of its nutritional makeup.  This superfood is loaded with fiber, antioxidants that fight cancer, and vitamin C to aid in iron absorption.  Broccoli is also a great source of calcium.  Here at Watercrest, we run fun and exciting Chef specials daily. Our Chef Specials are one of the things that set us apart from other communities.  Having different options daily help create the restaurant experience for our residents.  Watercrest also has an outstanding breakfast menu.  When thinking about the super food broccoli, breakfast usually doesn’t come to mind.  However, our residents have the opportunity to order special made omelets during our breakfast service, where you will find broccoli on the list of ingredients.  This month, one of our featured salads also incorporate this seasonal superfood. Pairing the fresh broccoli with cranberries and almonds is a fantastic treat.  For added protein you can add grilled chicken or crispy chopped bacon.  Who says eating healthy can’t taste great!

Cranberry- Almond Broccoli Salad    

Yield: 8 servings

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

¼ cup finely chopped red onion

1/3 cup mayonnaise

3 tablespoon Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1tablespoon honey

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ cup coarsely chopped broccoli

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup almonds

½ cup cooked Chopped Bacon (optional)

Directions:

 

Soak red onion in cold water for 5 minutes and drain.

Combine mayo and the next 5 ingredients, stir well with a whisk. 
Stir in red onion, broccoli and remaining ingredients. 
Cover and chill 1 hour before serving.