Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mister Rogers and Broccoli Apple Slaw

Between Boston and West, Texas there have been a lot of prayers lifted to those in need. There have been a lot of positive things said on social media, many accredited to Mister Rogers.  The quote I've seen the most is, "When I was a boy and would see scary things on the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" I find it interesting that, even after his death, Mister Rogers can help children and adults alike deal with our feelings. I'm glad to part of the Mister Rogers generation.


This recipe was inspired by a kohlrabi-apple slaw in Nourishing Meals. My grocery store did not have kohlrabi, so I used broccoli. I've changed the flavor profile of the dressing to accommodate the broccoli and dried cranberries.

Broccoli Apple Slaw
This holds for a few days in the refrigerator.
  • 2 crowns broccoli, cut into small pieces (I do this ahead of time)
  • 2 apples, cut into small pieces (I like Fiji)
  • ~1/4 c dried cranberries
Dressing (can be made ahead of time)
  • 6 oz plain yogurt (any type - I use goat)
  • 1 tbsp honey (or agave if vegan)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. In a small bowl, mix together all of the dressing ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Place broccoli, apples, and dried cranberries in a bowl.
  3. Pour dressing over slaw and stir. It's best if you let it sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.

This recipe has been shared on Diet, Dessert and Dogs' Wellness Weekend, Vegetarian Mamma's Gluten Free Fridays, Allergy Free Alaska's Whole Food Fridays, and The Daily Dietribe's 5-Ingredient Mondays.


  1. I wish Mister Rogers was still here.

  2. This looks yummy and healthy! I might also try using the pre-sliced broccoli slaw to save time on cutting the crowns. Kyle has requested this be added to one of our weekday meals!

    1. Using bagged broccoli slaw is a great idea! I don't use it because it contains carrots, which my son is allergic to :-( Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Your recipe looks great! During these tragic events, I used that quote above to guide me in speaking with my little guys after they accidently saw a clip on tv...sigh Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    We have a Gluten Free gift basket giveaway this week! One lucky winner will score an awesome basket, just in time for Mothers Day!

    Cindy from