Chopped Broccoli Salad

You may be thinking "really? broccoli salad? does anyone even eat that?" Those were my thoughts, too, before giving this recipe a chance. A couple things prompted me to make this salad; Firstly, I realized that I was hardly eating during the day because I wasn't planning lunches for myself. I'd eat a light breakfast, eat an apple with peanut butter, drink 2-3 cups of coffee, then was cranky and ravenous come dinner time. Secondly, my research on a few minor health problems I've been experiencing in the last couple of years has led me to see that I need to add a few more light + fresh foods to my diet, particularly greens, including, well, broccoli. 

broccoli salad recipe

It surprised me how much I like this! The sweet crunchy apples and tart cranberries add just the right something to make this not only bearable, but enjoyable. If you are looking for an easy lunch you can prepare in advance or are wanting to eat more vegetables, give this recipe a try! 

                                                adapted slightly from Camille Styles

p.s. I really enjoy photographing food, however I find it pretty difficult! I need more practice. Also, I may look for & purchase a few props. Or, you know, just basic kitchen necessities like salad servers. And perhaps more than one table cloth, because this one has made an appearance in enough photographs. Oh, and also....just kidding!