Cottaging is such a big part of the culture in Ontario, from Canada Day through Labour Day many families and friends head out of town to spend weekends by the lake. Typically these weekends include boating, swimming, campfires and board games. We are lucky enough to have family cottages that we frequent in the summer months. We spent this past weekend at my in laws cottage, celebrating Canada Day.
Cottage life is an enormous amount of fun for kids and parents alike, but with the long summer days in the sun come the extravagant meals and indulgent snacks. I will often bring healthy snack options for our family and try to encourage fresh fruit and veggies instead of chips and crackers, but it is often challenging to say no when others are indulging around us. Needless to say after a wonderful weekend of sun, fun and too much junk food it's time to get back to the grind and enjoy some green goodness.
2 cups red kale, coarsely chopped
4 brussels sprouts, cut in half and finely sliced
1/2 cup parsley, coarsely chopped
1/2 cucumber, cut into half moons
1/2 zucchini, cut into half moons
1/2 green pepper, sliced
2 green onion stalks, sliced
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Put all of the green vegetables into a large salad bowl.
Add lemon juice, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper and toss salad until the salad is coated.