Updated: Mar 6, 2021
Tired of eating cooked veggies & boring raw salads? This rainbow broccoli slaw is a great way to get in a variety of color veggies while mixing up your side dish game. This slaw goes great with virtually anything. I enjoyed it for breakfast along side some sausage links for a well-balanced meal. Really, you can enjoy it any time of day or even as a mid-day snack to keep your energy levels up!
This slaw is gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, making it allergy friendly! It also contains tons of antioxidants, vitamins, & minerals to help support your health. It has a mix of healthy carbs, fats, & protein which is why it makes for a great side dish or snack. This dish is SO quick to make, especially when you buy the slaw precut & packaged ahead of time, which I would highly recommend!
Benefits of the ingredients in this dish
Broccoli: excellent source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, & antioxidants. High in vitamin C for immune support. Helps reduce inflammation. Promotes healthy digestion & regular bowel movements. Strengthens bones & joints.
Carrots: good source of vitamins & minerals, especially biotin, potassium, vitamin A, K1, and B6 which help support metabolism, bone health, energy, & healthy blood pressure. Can help aid in weight loss. Support eye health. Lower cholesterol. Can help relieve constipation.
Red Cabbage: nutrient-dense veggie which supports strong bones & heart health. One of the top vegetables rich in antioxidants. Helps reduce inflammation. Supports good digestion & a healthy gut.
Radish: support healthy digestion. Good source of vitamins C, folate, & riboflavin (B2). Also contain manganese, calcium, & potassium which regulate blood pressure, support bone health, & brain and nerve function. Contain antifungal properties to prevent or reduce yeast infections & candida.
Avocado: excellent source of healthy fats which help reduce inflammation, keep you full longer, & slow the breakdown of carbs to keep blood sugar levels regulated. Rich in vitamins C, E, K, B, magnesium, & potassium. Support heart health, bone health, good digestion, detoxification, & vision. Lowers risk of depression.
Onion: high in vitamin C, B vitamins, & potassium. Help support a healthy immune system, tissue repair, & collagen production. Good for heart health & cholesterol. Help control blood sugar. Contain antibacterial properties. Source of prebiotics which enhances digestion & improves absorption of minerals.
Pistachios: source of healthy fats, protein, fiber, & antioxidants. Rich in B6, potassium, & other vitamins and minerals. Lowest calorie nut, highest in essential amino acids which are important for many functions in the body. Promote healthy gut bacteria.
Cranberries: good source of vitamin B & C, and antioxidants. Help support a healthy gut & mouth by improving gut bacteria & controlling harmful acids in the mouth.
Rainbow Broccoli Slaw
prep time: 5 minutes
total time: 5 minutes
Ingredients: • 1- 12oz package of broccoli slaw (I used Wegman’s which is precut for quick prep; contains broccoli, carrots, & red cabbage) • 5 baby radishes, thinly sliced • 1/4 yellow onion, thinly sliced • 1 avocado, mashed • 1-2 tbsp avocado oil-based mayo (if too dry, can add some avocado oil) • 1 cup pistachios, shell removed • 1/4 cup dried cranberries • 1 tsp paprika • 1/2 tsp garlic powder • salt & pepper to taste • optional: cayenne pepper to taste
Instructions: 1. Add slaw, radishes, & onion to a large bowl. Add avocado & mash while mixing with veggies. Add mayo & mix well. If too dry, drizzle avocado oil until moistened.
2. Add seasonings. Salt, pepper, & cayenne (if desired) to taste. Toss to combine & enjoy! Refrigerate leftovers for up to 4 days.
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