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Paleo Broccoli Salad

Monday, January 19th, 2015

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One of the toughest parts about being paleo/primal is not getting sick of your veggies and sadly there just doesn’t seem to be enough veggie recipes out there.  Where are the sides? It’s seems like it’s all about the meat. Salad? Salad salad salad.  I feel like when you’re first starting out paleo/primal that’s all you eat and it’s easy to get sick of it.  This paleo broccoli salad is a way to add some variety to your salad routine. I’ve made this quite a few times and I’ve had to tweak a few things, but I think I’ve come to a place where I really like it.  One suggestion I think makes this side super tasty is to chose a light honey.  Darker honey seems to have a stronger flavor, and I just find it sticks out too much.

This is a perfect side to make a big batch of and dip into all week, or to bring to work.

 

 

Paleo Friendly Broccoli Salad
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups of raw broccoli blanched (or 1 head of broccoli)
  2. 1 cup of paleo friendly mayo
  3. 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  4. 1/4 cup light raw honey
  5. 2 strips of bacon cut into bite sized pieces
  6. 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  7. 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  8. 1/4 cup raisins
Instructions
  1. Fry up your bacon, and be sure to add an extra piece in the skillet for snacking. (cooking is hard work you know)
  2. To blanch your broccoli, cut and wash all your broccoli and then put it in a metal colander and steam it over boiling water for a few minutes just to turn it nice and bright green.
  3. Throw everything else into a large bowl and mix well. Let it sit for an hour and then enjoy. Should last up to 4 days in the fridge depending on how fresh your broccoli is.
Notes
  1. One recipe I keep going back to for paleo friendly mayo is Nom Nom Paleo's Mayo recipe She's even got a video to make learning how to make your own mayo super easy.
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Basic Sugar Free Coleslaw

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

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Sometime last year I became a coleslaw fanatic.  I was craving all kinds of cabbage while pregnant and coleslaw was one of my go-to sides.  That’s when I came up with my basic sugar free coleslaw recipe. It was easy to throw together, and it would last all week in the fridge. I didn’t really care for the grocery store’s version, or any other fast food versions.  They were all too sweet, too runny, questionable ingredients, no thank you. This is perfect for barbecue, any kind of pork, or slaw dogs (Sorry, is my southern showing?). 

Sometimes I make my own mayo, and other times when I don’t have any on hand or don’t have time to make it I buy store bought. I’ve been lucky enough to find some GMO free mayo at our store. If you can’t find any, here’s a great recipe I use often.

I’ve given you a very basic coleslaw recipe that doesn’t use sugar.  Play around with it by adding spices or other vegetables.  One of my favorite things to add is green onions, or celery.  Enjoy!

Basic Sugar Free Coleslaw
Yields 7
Primal/Paleo Friendly Basic Coleslaw recipe
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 cups of sliced cabbage
  2. 1 cup julienned carrots
  3. 1/2 cup of paleo friendly mayo
  4. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 tsp celery seed
  6. 2 tbsp raw honey (optional)
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir until well blended.
Notes
  1. To save yourself some time, you can always buy a bag of pre-washed coleslaw mix. It's just chopped cabbage and carrots in a bag. If you're super lucky, you may even find organic cut slaw mix.
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