Do you get the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables? It’s hard. But I’ve been trying. I’ve started by doing little things that really don’t take up that much extra time, like adding fruits and nuts to salads and slaws. Trying to get in all those antioxidants! This slaw includes cranberries and gala apples, and both are on the top 20 antioxidant rich foods. It’s not really a recipe, just shred some cabbage, dice an apple, whisk up a lemon vinaigrette, and toss on a few dried cranberries. This was quite tasty, and the lemon vinaigrette kept the apples from turning brown.
Cabbage Slaw with Apples and Cranberries
1/4 – 1/2 head of cabbage, shredded
1 gala apple, diced
1/4 cup of dried cranberries
juice of one lemon
1-2 teaspoons of olive oil
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
pinch of sugar (to taste)
Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and sugar. This is totally to taste. I like my dressing on the tart side, so I don’t add much olive oil. I just add a little and start tasting it.
Toss cabbage, apples and cranberries with vinaigrette. Serve.