Sometimes a fresh salad is just what we need for a light and healthy dinner. In this recipe, I blend broccoli slaw, as well as some extra kale, cucumbers and tomatoes for a good dose of vitamins, minerals and fiber! The lemon juice is also a great addition to make this dish bright, as well as support liver health.
Prep time: 5 minutes
½ pound cooked ground beef
Sea salt/pink Himalayan salt to taste
Pepper to taste (if tolerated)
2 cups broccoli slaw
2 cups chopped kale
½ cup diced cucumber
½ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
½ cup chopped almonds
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1. In a large bowl, mix the first 8 ingredients (beef through almonds).
2. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients and pour over the salad.
3. Toss and serve.
Nutritional Analysis per Serving: Protein (g) 18.67; Fat (g) 27.91; Carbs (g) 11.25; B12 (mcg) 1.55; Iron (mg) 2.96; Iodine (mcg) 0; Magnesium (mg) 66.93; Potassium (mg) 642.35; Selenium (mcg) 12.88; Sodium (mg) 217
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Shelley Kadiri says
Hi Izabella, I have followed you for some time now. I am very curious about how you suggest raw kale and broccoli slaw for hypo thyroid, it was my understanding that raw goitrogens were bad for thyroid conditions. Also for green smoothies, aren’t most of the greens like mustards, spinach. bok choys etc also inhibiting for hypo thyroid conditions? Everywhere I look there are suggestions for people suffereing from Hypo thyroid to make smoothies with these raw veggies – finding it pretty confusing.
Dr. Izabella says
Shelley – thank you for reaching out! <3 I understand how frustrating and confusing this can be. There is a myth that foods known as goitrogens, such as cruciferous vegetables, are not good for those with Hashimoto's. Iodine deficiency is not widespread in people with Hashimoto’s, and so eating cruciferous vegetables (unless you are sensitive to them) is perfectly healthy for people with Hashimoto’s and should not impact thyroid function. In the case that a person does have hypothyroidism due to iodine deficiency, he/she can still enjoy crucifers as long as they are cooked or fermented. Cooking/fermenting will break down the iodine blocking content. You can read more about the breakdown of the science behind the thyroid and goitrogens here: https://thyroidpharmacist.com/articles/what-are-goitrogens-and-do-they-matter-with-hashimotos/
Marcia Huff says
I think grilled chicken or beef or pork would be good on this salad too 😉
Dr. Izabella says
Marcia – thank you so much! I think those sound like wonderful additions! <3
It ‘s a vers interesting idea! I was just wondering about the beef for dinner. The animal protein is not à good idea for the night.what do you think? Thanks
Dr. Izabella Wentz says
Nabila – thank you for sharing! Everyone is different, I recommend listening to your body.