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Lightened-Up Broccoli Salad

I was recently thinking about how I needed to add more vegetables to our diet, an my mind went immediate to broccoli salad. I have made broccoli salad before but it has been a long time and I have no idea where the recipe was. Thankfully we have the internet and all you wonderful people our there who post all these delicious recipes! So Pinterest here I come! I found a delicious recipe and lightened it up. I used light Hellman's mayonnaise (Hellman's Mayonnaise is the best in my opinion)  2% cheddar cheese,  2 Tablespoons Splenda Brown Sugar instead of the white sugar, and I added the raisins as suggested in the recipe tip. In the comments below the original recipe,  someone had suggested that Sunflower seeds were good. I added those and it just makes it a little healthier and crunchier.

Lightened-Up Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad Dressing
1 cup Reduced Fat Hellman's Mayonnaise (Do Not use miracle whip)
4 Tablespoons White Sugar
3 Tablespoons white vinegar

Next combine the following ingredients in a large bowl

 5 cups chopped broccoli
1/2 medium red onion, chopped into small pieces
8 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled. (Not being to light here)
1 cup 2% grated low-fat cheddar cheese
1 cup broccoli slaw, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup salted sunflower seeds

Mix all of these ingredients together and pour dressing over the top and mix together.
Now you have a sweet and creamy Broccoli salad that had a perfect amount of crunchiness.

I hope everyone enjoys this recipe as much as I have.

Posted by Myra.

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