National Nutrition Month® is celebrated each year in March and is a good reminder of the importance of eating healthy. The theme for National Nutrition Month® 2020 is Eat Right, Bite by Bite. This salad incorporates both fruits and vegetables, which are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Ingredients:

1 ½ pounds fresh broccoli cut into bite-size pieces

1 cup fresh blueberries

¼ cup finely chopped red onion

½ cup dried cranberries

¼ cup sunflower seeds

1 large apple chopped into bite-size pieces

1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the homemade dressing:

1 cup plain Greek yogurt I use full fat, low fat will also work

¼ cup honey

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Instructions:

Place broccoli, blueberries, red onion, cranberries, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl. In a small bowl, toss apple with 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Add to the big bowl with the salad.

In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine. Salad may be served immediately or refrigerated until serving. It will last for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

Notes

You can substitute 1 cup mayonnaise for the Greek yogurt. Reduce the honey to 3 tablespoons.

You can substitute apple cider vinegar for the lemon juice in the dressing.

You can leave the poppy seeds out of the dressing. No substitutions are needed.

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