Paleo Broccoli Salad – ‘Side-Dish Saturday’

Hello lovely! Here at Paleo Harvest Kitchen, we like to keep it simple.. however, you can only eat sweet potatoes and salad so many days in a row before thegreeneyedgroom looses his mind. Paleo Side-Dishes are soo hard to come up with, why!? I’ll tell you why.. starches and sauces.

Seriously, coming up with a good textured side-dish without using white potatoes or ranch, that thegreeneyedgroom will eat, is my biggest challenge, for sure.

And this is why we have come up with ‘Side-Dish Saturday,’ where we will make time to specifically conquer side-dishes in all their gravy-covered glory. {mmm.. gravy.}

Today’s challenge: Broccoli Salad – we had to find a way to make the dressing without using mayo that is full of soybean and canola oil, without eggs, and without sugar.. It was a little difficult, can’t lie.
Now that we have done the hard stuff, make it for dinner and let us know what you think!!


Start by finding a great broccoli slaw at your grocery store, we used the Organic one by Simple Truth at Fred Meyer. Then, chop half of a broccoli crown and add it to the slaw in a large bowl. Now is the fun part.. the little tasty bits. We used dried cranberries, halved grapes, and sunflower seeds.

To mix the dressing, we used a simple measuring cup and stirred it.
No fancy-pantsie stuff needed.

PHK Cooking Tip: If you don’t have grassfed yogurt, use a high-quality Greek Yogurt – that’s what we did! You could also substitute for some homemade Paleo Mayo if you are okay with eggs!

Next time, we will add julienned  apples and dried cherries. Yum!
Then toss in dressing and served chilled.


PHK Cooking Tip: Use what you have! If you have Chopped Almonds or Walnuts, use those? Like Strawberries more than Cranberries? ..all the power to you!!

This would be a great side-dish for a bar-b-que or picnic, it is great with fish and chicken, and the acidity would be delicious with your favorite white wine!


Check back in next Saturday when we take on another side-dish! Enjoy!


Paleo Broccoli Salad with Grapes, Cranberries, and Sunflower Seeds

  • Difficulty: easy
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Paleo Broccoli Salad by: Paleo Harvest Kitchen


-2 Cups Organic Broccoli Slaw
-1/2 Broccoli Crown, Chopped
-1 1/2 Cup Halved, Organic Seedless Grapes
-1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries
-1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds

-2 tbsp. Grassfed Yogurt
-1 tbsp. Lemon Juice {about half a lemon}
-1/4 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
-1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
-1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

1.Place slaw and chopped broccoli in a large bowl.
2.Add ‘tastey-bits’ – cranberries, seeds, and grapes
3.Pour dressing over-top and Mix
4.Serve Cold


Paleo Banana-Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Simple snack are the best, right?! Well today we have a treat for you, litereally! It’s a sweet-snack that can actually count as LUNCH! I know, I know.. it’s exciting. Hang on! Let me tell you how good it is for you before we get to the recipe..

7 grams of protein from the V-Shake, doTERRA’s Vegan protein shake {and it’s SOY FREE!!}, 1.3 grams of protein from each banana.. {that’s 3.9 grams of protein!!}, 3 grams of protein from the Chocolate Unsweetened Almond Milk, and a whopping 2.83 grams of protein from the unsweetened, powdered cocoa {that was super hard math.. I could be wrong, it could be more..}!!

.. Let’s talk about that for a minute.. did you know that there are 17 grams of protein in 6 tbsp. of cocoa? Me either. I’m soo going to use this more often!


So all in all, that is 16.73 grams of protein in the smoothie!!

You could drink it all your self or there is definitely enough to share with another adult.


.. this stuff is amazing. No SOY, which is a huge deal, and it’s from pea-protein!Okie doke, on to the recipe, well, it isn’t much of one, more like a dump-and-spin..

PHK Cooking Tip: You can use Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk too!

Add the protein powder, bananas, cocoa powder, vanilla, and almond milk in a mixer, add ice {about 2 cups} and whirl!

Don’t have Vegan V-Shake? Order it here!!


PHK Cooking Tip: Add Almond Butter for a nuttier taste!

Hope you guys enjoy this super delicious, healthy treat!
It’s blueeyedbaby approved!

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Paleo Banana-Chocolate Protein Smoothie

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Paleo Banana-Chocolate Protein Smoothie by:Paleo Harvest Kitchen

-3 Organic Bananas
-1.5 cups Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Milk {can sub Vanilla}
-1 Scoop V-Shake Vegan Protein Powder
-1 tbsp. Unsweetened Powdered Cocoa
-1/2 tsp. Vanilla
-About 2 cups of Ice

1. Add all ingredients to a blender
2. Add in desired amount of Ice
3. Whirl
4. Enjoy!