Broccoli Power-Salad

Broccoli Power-Salad recipe | 
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'Tis the season for family gatherings and good food!  Unfortunately, for many of us, it’s also the season for sniffley noses and baggy eyes… Precisely the time for a bit of a nutritional pick-me-up.

I’ve personally been noting the seasonal transition by the number of people around me with colds and the increasing difficulty of getting out of bed at a “reasonable” time.  It doesn’t help that I’m overcompensating with caffeine to the point that I can’t sleep properly at night, simultaneously exacerbating my problems with getting stuff done and avoiding the plague that the masses keep bringing around.

My schedule also just hit the fan.  I just picked up a brand new job, a 100-mile (two hour) long drive from my other one… but I decided to keep them both. 

Long story short, I really like the first job, it’s close to family, and I love my coworkers.  But… the second job is a personal training job! 

Broccoli Power-Salad recipe | 

It seems like it will be a pretty awesome opportunity, and it will give me a more productive outlet for all my fitness advice. (As opposed to wanting to tell all the people at the gym swinging their weights around how to do a proper bicep curl!)

With everything going on, I think I could really use the support of a healthy diet.  When I really want something delicious that is also really good for me, nothing does it like a tasty broccoli salad.

This is a powerhouse of nutrition, PLUS, I think it makes a great addition to family potlucks and holiday dinners!  So if you invite me to your next event, don’t be surprised if this one shows up!

Broccoli Power-Salad recipe | 

Broccoli Power-Salad

Gluten-free {makes 8-10 servings}

Broccoli Power-Salad recipe | 


  • 2 heads broccoli, chopped
  • 4 c. baby spinach, chopped
  • 8 pieces turkey or vegan bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 c. raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/3 c. slivered almonds
  • 2/3 c. nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 T. white wine vinegar
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. each: garlic powder, onion powder, white pepper


  1. In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients until well combined.  Taste test for seasonings, and adjust as needed.  Chill, covered, until ready to serve.

Makes about 8 servings.

Nutrition per serving: 180 calories; 9 g fat; 18 g carbs; 5 g fiber; 10 g protein (Bonus: 48% DV vitamin A; 235% DV vitamin C; 18% DV calcium; 11% DV iron)