Can’t Go Wrong With a Kale Salad

What kind of nutritionist would I be without a post ALL about kale?!

photo 1Kale gets a lot of buzz. It’s a superfood you should be eating regularly. Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense greens. High in beta carotene, Vitamin K, and Vitamin C, kale is also a good source of calcium for healthy bones and full of antioxidants to fight inflammation and disease. This leafy green lowers cholesterol and cleanses the digestive system. The texture of kale makes it pretty versatile. You can bake it into chips, steam or saute as a side dish, or make a kale salad. Best part about a kale salad (other than the taste) is that it can be eaten immediately or days later, as it won’t wilt or get soggy like other greens.

Kale Easiest Superfood Salad Ever:

  • Chop one bunch of kale into small pieces (cut stems off where leaves start)
  • Cut one or two lemons into wedges and squeeze juice over kale
  • Drizzle olive oil over kale and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Massage the dressed kale
  • This salad is great as is, but feel free to add your favorite mix-ins! Here, I used carrots, avocado, scallions, and some toasted nuts. Also try his yummy crunchy salad topper!

One Healthy Breakdown: kale it up!