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Sweet and Savory Broccoli Salad

This lightened up take on a great sweet and savory side is nutritious, offering up fiber, potassium, calcium and vitamin D (if using yogurt fortified with this nutrient), and couldn’t be easier to make. With simple tasks like measuring the raisins and nuts, adding ingredients to the bowl, and stirring, this recipe is great for little helpers - getting kids involved can help with picky eating.

Added bonus – having leftovers means easy meal prep later! 


6 c broccoli florets (chopped to bite-size pieces, about 1/2 inch)
1 1⁄2 c cheddar cheese (shredded)
1⁄2 c raisins (or dried cranberries)
1⁄2 c sunflower seeds (or substitute pecans or other nuts)
1 c plain low-fat or non-fat yogurt
1 T lemon juice
  salt and pepper to taste

Yield amount

8 Servings

Preparation time

10 minutes


  1. Wash hands and then rinse the broccoli before getting started.
  2. In a large bowl, add all ingredients and then mix until well combined. 
  3. Enjoy immediately, or cover and let marinate in the refrigerator overnight before eating. 


Equipment you’ll need:

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Grater
  • Large bowl
  • Mixing spoon
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