Thursday, March 14, 2013

Meatless March Day #10: Massaged Kale Salad - my favorite salad!

So, Day #10!!  We are surviving very nicely! Who knew?!  Day 10 was a Wednesday and as discussed before that is our on the go day, so we will probably most often have something cold like a salad on that day.  The pizza they serve at church smells so good, but we have set a clear boundary and that is so important for me!  It really makes is a lot easier.  I don't even have to think, maybe just a bite or just 1 piece, because there is a clear boundary there.

Anyway, I packed Nate and I my favorite salad!  Massaged Kale Salad.

Did you know that kale is an  anti-inflammatory, low in calories, full of antioxidants, low in carbs, high in Vitamin K, Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, Lutein. Per calorie, Kale has more iron than beef, more calcium than milk and 10% more vitamin C than spinach! 

1 bunch kale
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 green apple, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar/balsamic vinegar
*optional goat or gorgonzola cheese if you are a dairy eater


-De-stem kale by pulling the leaf off of the stem. Wash and dry the kale leaves. Stack leaves, rollup and cut into thin ribbons. Sometimes you can find it already washed and trimmed and skip this step.
-Put kale and salt in a large bowl. Massage salt into kale with your hands for about 2 minutes or until it looks wet and broken down.
-Put kale in a fresh bowl and discard any leftover liquid.
-Stir in onion, cranberries, apple and sunflower seeds.
-Dress with oil and vinegar and toss.
-Add cheese if desired.

But beware this will give you major onion breath! :)


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