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  • Kellie Blake RDN, LD, IFNCP, CMHIMP

Broccoli/Quinoa Salad

Mother's Day is right upon us and instead of the usual mayonnaise based salads, try this awesome nutrient-dense, flavorful option! Broccoli is a super food providing numerous nutrients. It's a powerful cancer preventer and fighter and provides a boost to your immune system. Broccoli is also high in vitamin K, so it's great for bone health. The fiber found in broccoli is great to keep your gut healthy and a healthy gut means a healthy body! As if the broccoli wasn't enough, bringing in the quinoa allows for some plant-based protein! Quinoa also contains plenty of fiber, iron, and magnesium and is very filling. With this combination of nutrients, this salad can be served as a side dish or a complete meal!


1. 2 small heads of broccoli florets, chopped

2. 1/2 cup cooked quinoa

3. 1/4 cup dried cranberries

4. 1/4 cup chopped pecans

5. 1/4 cup olive oil

6. 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

7. salt and pepper to taste


Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour prior to serving.

If you make this dish for Mother's Day, tag us in your picture and let us know how awesome it was!

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