Looking for an easy way to eat more leafy greens? I know you are! Here's a ridiculously fast way to add a side of 'healthy' to any meal. Only 3 ingredients.
Three Ingredient Kale Salad
inspired by Engine 2 Cookbook (thanks Rip!)
kale: washed, stem removed and torn into bite size pieces
avocado: cut in half, pitted and skin removed
lemon or lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Squeeze and mix with your hands...it's so fun! Get a little messy and play in the kitchen. This salad can be made in advance, which I think makes it taste even better. I prepare this in the morning and take it for lunch.
The lemon juice softens the kale and the creamy avocado is heavenly. Add a little salt and fresh ground pepper. It's that easy. Enjoy.
A perfect blend of real food that is easy to take to work or make quickly at home, after a long day.
Some other ways I like to use kale:
-raw in smoothies
-lightly sauteed on the stove top with sliced fresh garlic
-added to soups
-in whole grain salads cut into small ribbon strips
Why you should be eating more kale:
-Kale is a great detox food. Filled with fiber and sulfur, both keep your liver healthy.
-Kale is power packed with nutrients, vitamins, magnesium and folate.
-Kale is a powerful antioxidant to protect from various cancers.
-Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food & cardiovascular support.
So basically it's REALLY GOOD FOR YOU!!
|kale chips...aka..healthy doritos!|
What are some ways you like to use kale? Don't roll your eyes...give it a try. If you've never tried it...take the leap of faith into the land of hearty leafy greens, it will surprise you.
Hope this helps you add more green into your diet. Wishing you all a happy, healthy day.
Have a beautiful, healthy (and maybe a kale-ful) weekend.