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Broccoli Grape Salad with Almonds

We know it is important to eat well to support a healthy colon. I love creating new recipes that include some of my favorite colon health boosting ingredients.

In my newest yummy recipe, Broccoli Grape Salad with Almonds,  I used several colon health supporting ingredients like broccoli, almonds, grapes and cannellini beans. A colon health bonus with this recipe as it provides 6 grams of fiber per serving!

Grapes are a natural source of antioxidants and other polyphenols,  that help support healthy cell function which is the foundation for good health.  Grapes are linked to an array of health benefits, including helping to support a healthy colon.

Did you know that in a preliminary study of individuals with colon cancer, researchers found that consuming about 2 ½ cups of grapes every day for two weeks showed a significant reduction in the expression of certain target genes responsible for promoting tumor growth in the colon? This is huge!

I’m having so much fun creating new recipes using California grapes as I’m always trying to see how I can better support my own colon health as well as family’s. When my husband was only 29, he had a pre-cancerous polyp. We had it removed and try to do whatever we can with our diets to help support our colon health.

Grapes from California [1] are also a super versatile snack. Whether hanging out at home or going on a weekend adventure, grapes are an ideal snack option.

 

 

Broccoli Grape Salad with Almonds

Serves 6

4 cups broccoli florets
1 ½ cups red California grapes, sliced in half
1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup tart cherries
½ cup sliced almonds

Dressing

1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
Put broccoli into a microwave safe dish and heat for 60 seconds. Remove and add grapes, beans, tart cherries, and almonds.

Whisk together red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and honey. Pour dressing on top of salad mixture and toss until evenly coated.

You can serve immediately or refrigerate for 1 hour.

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