[healthy] asian broccoli slaw

Last week, as I was perusing the produce, I stumbled upon a bag of discounted Broccoli Slaw.  Normally $2.00, marked down to 59 cents (not even out of date)!!  I’ll buy anything on sale, and often times, out of date ;).  Just last week, I bought TWO tubes of Bengay because they were 49 cents a piece.  I’ve NEVER used Bengay in my life!!  But whatever.  They were practically free!!

(Travis would tell you that 49 cents is not FREE and that women tend to round DOWN when it comes to money.  Like, “Oh honey, this shirt is only $10!!”  When the price tag says $12.99.  Tomato, to-mato.)

I’ve been browsing recipes to use my practically FREE Broccoli Slaw in.  I usually use Allrecipes.com.  Or Food.com.  And sometimes other people’s blogs.  Most of the recipes I found for Asian Broccoli Slaw used butter and Ramen Noodles.  Now butter, I’m ok with.  A little butter never hurt anyone, right Paula?

Ramen noodles are a whole different story for me.  I think my blood pressure just elevated a little from looking at that salty cube.

21% of your daily allotted sodium.  And that’s for only HALF the block!!  Umm…no thank you!

I vaguely remember eating these when I was younger.  But only on rare occasions and we were never allowed to use ENTIRE packet of seasoning.  A healthy modification, I guess.

But I’ll do you one better.

{Healthy} Asian Broccoli Slaw

Here’s the original recipe, with my modifications in RED:

  • 1 (16 ounce) package broccoli coleslaw mix
  • 2 (3 ounce) packages chicken flavored ramen noodles   1 (16 ounce) Shelled Edamame, steamed
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts  1 cup chopped raw almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup white sugar  3 packets Stevia
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 bunch broccoli florets, steamed
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

In a small bowl, combine oil, vinegar and Stevia.  I used 3 packets, but you could add more or less, depending on your preference.  Honey could also be a great sweetener.

In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients.  Be careful when stirring not to slosh slaw and edamame out onto the counter.  If this happens, frantically scoop it back into the bowl (or your mouth) while no one’s looking.

Pour dressing over dry mixture and stir until combined.

Plate it up!

Not bad at all.  And cheap too!  I’d say I spent under $5 for the entire recipe.  So really $6.99. 

Eh…it was practically free!!


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