Rainbow Slaw

We’re told to eat the rainbow when it comes to fruits and vegetables and this salad offers a burst of color.  Whether using a cabbage mix from a bag or chopping your own, you have the base for this crunchy salad.  Add some strips of colorful bell peppers, edamame, chopped scallions, and carrots.

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Instead of bottled dressing, make your own Asian inspired dressing using 1/4 cup of rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons of canola oil, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon each of soy sauce and honey, and a pinch of hot pepper flakes.

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Nutrition Note:  Plant compounds, called phytochemicals, have the potential for protecting our cells in a variety of ways.  From improving immune function, preventing cell damage to reducing inflammation, regularly eating colorful fruits and vegetables is the best way to get an abundance of these phytonutrients.  For more information on phytochemicals, check out some great information from AICR.

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