Tangy Slaw with Cherries and Walnuts
- 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- ½ Lemon, juiced
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- ⅓ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 10 oz Bag Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, Carrot, and Kale Slaw Mix, or slaw mix of choice
- 1 Cup Walnuts, chopped
- ½ Cup Unsweetened, Dried Cherries
- N Nuts
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Omit or use seeds, such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds.
Prepare Dressing Combine the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil while whisking to combine.
Chop Nuts Chop the nuts using a food chopper.
Combine and Dress Add the slaw mix, nuts, and dried cherries to a medium mixing bowl. Drizzle dressing over top.
Mix Ingredients Use tongs to mix together.
Extra virgin olive oil contains monounsaturated fats. This type of fat may help to reduce inflammation.
Cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and kale) are rich in folate and vitamin K. They also contain phytonutrients- plant based compounds that may help lower the risk of cancer.
Walnuts are one of the few plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These types of fats are important for heart and brain health, as well as reducing inflammation within the body.
Cherries are a great source of anthocyanins and quercetin. These antioxidants may help to protect the heart and lower inflammation within the body. Cherries may also help to relieve arthritis pain when consumed regularly.
RA Cooking Tips
Buy pre-cut or shredded vegetables to minimize hand strain.
A food chopper allows you to use the palm of your hand to chop nuts. Another option is to purchase pre-chopped nuts.
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