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The Healthiest (and most delicious) Broccoli Salad

Before you look at this recipe, you need to know my nutrition philosophy that healthy fats (from dairy, meat, coconut oil, etc) are imperative to include in your diet.

You’re probably sitting there thinking “This girl is off her rocker!” but I’m telling you, you’ve been lied to about avoiding these things.

Your body needs (healthy) fat. The kind of fat we need to stay away from at all costs is transfat. These are the man-made fats that are bodies don’t recognize and are not able to breakdown. They are the ones that clog arteries and cause heart disease. They are found in processed food. Ie: stay clear of processed food!

Repeat this out loud:

So with that, I give you a nourishing broccoli salad from my former classmate Lydia from Divine Health from the Inside Out (go check out her website! She is my go-to-girl for so many recipes and so much more!) .

It’s loaded with sour cream and cheese (sorry my non-dairy eating friends :S).

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Broccoli Salad

Healthy Broccoli Salad


  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • ½ red onion
  • ½ cup “real” cheddar cheese (when I say “real” i mean raw, full-fat cheese)
  • 8 pieces of bacon (from pasture-raised pig!)


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic


Cook bacon as desired let cool, crumble, add to large

Meanwhile, cut broccoli into small pieces; thinly slice onion &
place all in bowl.

Grate cheese and add to bowl, mix all.

In a separate bowl, mix the dressing ingredients.

Pour over Salad and Voilà! Enjoy 🙂

Recipe adapted from Dive Health From the Inside Out

Nutrition Down-Low

For more reading on how fats are an imperative/nourishing component of the diet, check out these links:

Kris Kresser: Know Your Fats

Concerned about cholesterol? Get the truth from Chris Masterjohn

Not convinced about full-fat dairy still? Check this site out

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer and that you are nourishing your body with delicious (and healthy!) foods!

See you in the kitchen.