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Easy Broccoli Salad with Pumpkin Seeds and Bacon

Fresh and natural ingredients contain healing benefits. That’s why homemade salads are much better for you than store bought. This broccoli salad is sure to hit your sweet and savory spots!
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It’s Friday already! it has been a busy, busy week. Not that getting my business degree hasn’t been a handful. Also, I started my journey on getting my nutrition certification. Ever since I’ve begun blogging, I’ve been studying nutrition and how to heal through food.

To further my education in culinary nutrition, I signed up to get certified in nutrition. The next three months will be busy and hard, but I think they will be worth it. Plus, I love learning about nutrition and organic living. Therefore, this will be fun and educational.

What healing benefits does this salad contain?

The broccoli has a healing benefit of keeping your skin looking young and healthy. This green is also known for promoting healthy bones and preventing colds. Moving on, the pumpkin seeds are powerful seeds that are known to regulate sleep. They provide a large source of zinc, which reverses hearth disease.

Although raisins seem like just a topping, they actually decrease the likelihood of cavity and gum disease. They also benefit by managing diabetes and preventing cancer.

What do I need to make this salad?

Broccoli contains vitamins B, A, and K.

Bacon contains omega-3 fatty acids.

Pumpkin seeds contain antioxidants and magnesium.

Raisins can lower the bad cholesterol in your blood and give you potassium.

Red onion contains quercetin, which fights immunity.

Along with those ingredients, you’ll need:

  • mayonnaise
  • white wine vinegar
  • honey
  • salt

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Easy Broccoli Salad with Pumpkin Seeds and Bacon

Fresh and natural ingredients contain healing benefits. That’s why homemade salads are much better for you than store bought. This broccoli salad is sure to hit your sweet and savory spots!
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 229kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 5 slices bacon, any kind you like
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium heat. Turn bacon occasionally until browned evenly. Drain bacon slices into a paper towel, then chop into small pieces.
  • Cut off the stalk of 1 broccoli. Chop the florets as small as you can. Add to a bowl with bacon.
  • Add to broccoli 1/4 cup raisins, chopped red onion.
  • Mix salad with 1/4 cup mayonnaise, a teaspoon white wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon honey.
  • Add salt to taste and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 614mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 957IU | Vitamin C: 137mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg

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