I am a huge fan of broccoli slaw.  If you’ve never used it, it’s a combination of shredded broccoli stalks, shredded carrots and red cabbage.  I can usually locate it in Kroger next to bagged salads or containers of snap peas.  I love the convenience, fresh taste and versatility of the stuff, not to mention it being a nutritional powerhouse. Broccoli slaw is high in vitamin C, beta-carotene and potassium and can be used in in stir fries, fish tacos or cold salads.

Recently, I had some broccoli slaw in my fridge, but not enough to make anything significant for my family.  So I searched my fridge for what I could add in and came up with this simple salad. If you’re out of ham, turkey breast would work as well.


1 cup broccoli slaw

1 slice lean ham

1 tsp. light ranch dressing


Place broccoli slaw in a small bowl.  Rip up pieces of ham and add to the slaw.  Add ranch dressing and mix.  Voila!  You’ve got yourself a tasty side dish in seconds.

Makes 1 serving.  Nutrition facts per serving: 89 calories, 3.9 grams of fat,7.3 grams of protein, 7.6 grams of carbohydrate, 2.8 grams of fiber, 17 mg cholesterol, 446 mg sodium.  


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