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This Skinny Creamy Broccoli Salad is packed with broccoli, bacon, red onions, sunflower seeds and tossed together with a creamy ranch dressing!! The combination of all the flavors makes this Broccoli Salad irresistible!

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 heads of broccoli, or about 5 cups, cut into bite size pieces 
  • 8 slices center cut bacon or Hormel precooked bacon, cooked and crumbled 
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded or cubed ( I use Velveeta Shreds)
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced 
  • 1/4 cup dry and roasted sunflower seeds
  • handful of craisins, optional

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 ( .5 oz.) dry ranch dressing packet 
  • 1/2 cup Kraft light mayo 
  • 1 cup non fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond or skim milk
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pinch of sugar sweetener ( I use Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener)

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine broccoli pieces, red onion, sunflower seeds and cheese.
  2. Meanwhile make the dressing: In a small bow combine, mayonnaise, vinegar, dry ranch mix, salt, sweetener, unsweetened almond or skim milk, and yogurt. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour dressing over broccoli salad mix. Toss until all ingredients are well combined. 
  4. Sprinkle the salad with cooked bacon crumbles. Toss just before serving. 
  5. Garnish with handful of craisins, if desired for addtional points.
  6. Store in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Makes 7 ( 1 cup) servings 

3 Points® per serving

Smartpoints: Green, Blue, and Purple: 4 SmartPoints per serving

What other ingredients could I add to this salad?

Cubed cheese
Raisins
Cashews
Pecans
Cherry tomatoes
White onion rather than red onion 

Nutrition Information:

YIELD:7

Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 177TOTAL FAT: 13gSATURATED FAT: 3gTRANS FAT: 0gUNSATURATED FAT: 0gCHOLESTEROL: 26mgSODIUM: 342mgCARBOHYDRATES: 6gNET CARBOHYDRATES: 5gFIBER: 1gSUGAR: 3gPROTEIN: 10g

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