Back in the Swing helps breast cancer survivors get a plan for healthy living after treatments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Barbara Unell founded the "Back in the Swing" organization after surviving her battle with breast cancer, determined to get "back in the swing of life" after her diagnosis and treatment.

Unell has recently wrote a book with Judith Fertig, "The Back in the Swing Cookbook:: Recipes for Eating and Living Well Every Day after Breast Cancer," providing recipes and tips for fellow survivors to create health environments where they live, work and play.

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One of the recipes in the book is for Bodacious Broccoli Salad from Gayle's Bakery. You can see the recipe below.

To learn more about Back in the Swing, visit their website at http://BackInTheSwing.org.

Bodacious Broccoli Salad
Serves 6-8, 1-cup servings • Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • 1/2 cup (scant) mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups of fresh, chopped broccoli
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/4 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated red onion
  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in bowl for dressing.
  2. Cut off 1 inch of the woody bottom of each broccoli stalk. Cut off the florets. Chop the florets into 1/2-inch pieces and grate the stems using the grater attachment of a food.
  3. Mix the broccoli, raisins, sunflower seeds, cheese, and onion in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well.
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