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Detox Slaw

Feeling the post-partying holiday bloat? As another year has come to a close and the new year starts, it marks a time of new beginnings and pushing the reset button on our habits and daily activities. One important thing that comes to mind is detoxing both mentally and physically. It is essential to practice mindful awareness, to be present in the beauty of each moment and to take good care of our bodies that sustain us every single day. Here is a quick and simple recipe for detox slaw that is a painless way to start thinking about building healthy, nutritious meals.

DETOX SLAW
Serves 2

EQUIPMENT
Cutting board, chef knife, mason jar with lid, large bowl, salad tongs.

DRESSING INGREDIENTS

2 tsp (10 mL)     Dijon mustard
1 tsp (5 mL)      Onion Powder
1/4 tsp (1 mL)    Salt
1/2 tbsp (7.5 mL) Poppy seeds
1 tbsp (15 mL)    White vinegar
1 tbsp (15 mL)    Olive oil
1//4 cup          Orange juice, fresh squeezed

SALAD INGREDIENTS
1 cup (250 mL)    Red cabbage, thinly shredded
1 cup (250 mL)    Green cabbage, thinly shredded
1 cup (250 mL)    Carrots, grated
1 cup (250 mL)    Apple, cored and thinly sliced
1 tbsp (15 mL)     Walnuts, toasted and crushed
1 sprig                  Cilantro, picked leaves

DIRECTIONS

1. In a mason jar, combine all dressing ingredients. Securely fasten lid and shake vigorously until dressing has emulsified and looks smooth. Set aside in fridge.

2.In a large bowl, combine red cabbage, green cabbage, carrots, apple and walnuts. Pour dressing on top. Using clean hands or tongs, toss to mix well and garnish with cilantro leaves.

3. Enjoy as a side dish or as a main!

Recipe by Leanne Soochan