Easy Cheesy Kale Salad

Easy Cheesy Kale Salad

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Growing up I wasn’t ever introduced to eating kale. I saw it on my plate from time to time at restaurants but thought it was for presentation purposes only. I would even go as far as to say that my parent told me not to eat it because of that reason. Through our journey to eating cleaner and more nutrient-dense foods, kale just seemed to keep popping up. So I gave it a try and well it didn’t go very well. No one liked it including me, I continued eating it mostly for the health benefits and slowly my body adjusted. I was able to get more creative with it and eventually came up with this easy cheesy kale salad combo.

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I was determined to create something with this miracle kale and now my husband and children love kale, mission accomplished!

This kale salad is really easy and fast to make. Perfect for on the go or to take to lunch for work. My children ask for this salad all the time, give it a try and share it with family and friends. You might just change their thoughts on kale too!

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Easy Cheesy Kale Salad

  • Author: Vanessa Cassani
  • Cuisine: Salad

Ingredients

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  • 1 bunches of kale
  • 1 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1 large carrot (shredded)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 avocado (optional but highly recommended)

Instructions

  1. Cleaning your kale and cut or shred your kale into one inch pieces.
  2. Place into a large mixing bowl. Add in chopped tomatoes, shredded carrot, salt & pepper, nutritional yeast and avocado.
  3. Combine the apple cider vinegar, olive oil and mix thoroughly. Enjoy with family & friends!

Notes

The trick in this recipe is to mix it very well so the dressing will coat all of the kale.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 470
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 651mg
  • Fat: 32g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Fiber: 22g
  • Protein: 23g

Easy Cheesy kale Salad

Health Benefits

Kale is rich in beta-carotene (vitamin A), a powerful antioxidant that helps boost the immune system and possibly protects against some chronic diseases and cancer.  Kale is one of the few vegetables with a good amount of calcium and it’s especially high in magnesium.  Which promotes a healthy heart and long-lasting energy.  Just one cup of kale contains 40% of the recommended daily allowance of calcium, which is very important for bone health and protecting against osteoporosis.  It also contains 10% of the recommended amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight against arthritis, asthma, and autoimmune diseases.  It is also high in iron, which is essential for good health and the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, which help transport oxygen to various parts of the body.  Kale is great for detoxifying the body and supporting cell growth.  The health benefits of kale are eminence; incorporate it into your diet. Your body with thank you for it!

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5 Comments

  • O… M… G!!! When I first tried this salad I was instantly hooked!! It’s soooo flavorful !!

    Aaaaaand… It’s sooooo healthy!! I get a sense of ‘peace’ inside me when I’m eating this salad. Strange? Perhaps, but, I can help but feel so… natural!

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  • this is so cool, it’s beautifully done, and entertaining, Wow teaching me something. thank you very much.

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A believer that the body is not an ornament but a vessel for our deepest healing. When we learn to listen we create more opportunities for our own wisdom to resurface and be heard. Here we strive to create resources to support this way simple way of living.

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