Fruity Coleslaw

This is a refreshing warm weather salad.  It has good for you low-sugar fruits, and our cruciferous friend the green cabbage.  4 cups or 1 16 oz. package shredded green organic cabbage 2 carrots, grated or strips 1 Granny Smith organic apple, cut into matchsticks 1 just ripe organic pear,  cut into matchsticks 1 c. sliced organic strawberries 1/3 c. lemon juice 2 Tbs. Vegenaise 1 Tbs. Xylitol or 2 packets Stevia 2 tsp. poppy seeds 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp. salt

Combinethe cabbage and fruit in a large bowl.  Whisk lemon juice and the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl.

Pour dressing over slaw and toss gently.  Serve immediately.

Makes about 7 cups

~ Buon appetito!

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage (Organic)

  These are all members of the cruciferous vegetable family which are notable for their high amounts of glucosinolates. Glucosinolates are a class of compounds that work by releasing two anticancer compounds, isothiocyanates and indoles. These are the active compounds that prevent the activation of carcinogenic substances and are of critical importance in fighting the spread of disease. Broccoli contains an anticancer phytochemical that increases the body’s ability to get rid of toxic substances linked to the development of cancer. It is also capable of inducing cancer cell death.  It is also believed to reduce the occurrence, number, and size of certain tumors. The Indole 3-carbinol (I3C) in broccoli, plays a role in reducing cancer growth in  cancers which are estrogen dependent, like uterine, breast and cervical cancers.

It is always important to buy fresh organic vegetables. To preserve the integrity of their anticancer properties, veggies should be either lightly steamed or stir-fried over medium heat in a little oil mixed with water.