Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients for the salad
2 heads of broccoli cut into bite size pieces
½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
¼ of a red onion, thinly sliced
½ cup of chopped celery
½ cup of toasted sliced almond
4 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
2 tbsp of freshly chopped chives

• In a medium pot bring 4 cups of salted water to a boil. While waiting for water to boil, prepare a large bowl of ice water.
• Add broccoli florets to the boiling water and cook until tender 1-2min. Remove florets with a slotted spoon and place in prepared bowl of ice water. When cool drain florets.
• In a medium bowl, whisk to combine dressing ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
• Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl and pour over dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

The dressing
2/3 cup of mayonnaise
3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp of dijon mustard
Kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper.

Count as: 1 protein 3 fats
Recipe modified from Delish.com