Ok its the new year!!! We made it through the holidays happy and healthy and little bit heavier 🙁 So now its time to get in shape for spring break. I need to shed a few of these pounds because we always go to the beach for spring break because its warm, sunny and we can have a true family break. When March rolls around we are all in desperate need of a relaxing, calm vacation as a family. Spring break is one of those holidays I truly cherish and protect. It is an opportunity for us as a family to spend quality time together without distractions or schedules. Since my boys are now teens 🙁 time with them is more precious now than it has ever been and I do my best to carve out time with all of us together. These vacations will end soon so for the time being spring break vacation is not an option to miss-sorry school and coaches my kids will miss whatever ridiculous thing/game/tournament scheduled to spend time with family and catch up on sleep.
Chopped Detox Salad
A delicious way to start the new year! Lots of fresh vegetables mixed in a flavorful dressing. Serve alone ot add in grilled chicken or grilled salmon for the perfect detox salad!
- 1 head Cauliflower
- 1 large Broccoli head
- 1 Cup Shredded carrots
- 1 small Bunch kale, stems removed or 1 small bag prepared kale
- 1/2 Cup Fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 stalks Celery
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted sunflower kernels
- 1/2 Cup Slivered almonds or 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- 1 Lemon, juiced- about 2 Tablespoons
- 2 Tablespoons Rice vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Olive oil
- Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste
Remove the stems of the cauliflower and broccoli and break into florets.
Using a large chefs knife roughly chop all the vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, kale, parsley and celery) into small bite sized pieces.
In a large salad bowl combine chopped vegetables, carrots, sunflower seeds and almonds. Pour dressing over salad.
In a small bowl or lidded jar combine lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.
If I can't find unsalted sunflower seeds I will substitute pepitas (pumpkins seeds).