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3/9/16blog post

heart-healthy kale salad recipe

I'm always looking for great recipes that are healthy, colorful and that the kids will enjoy. This is a great thing to whip up in the kitchen while your kids are getting their homework done! It's also a great heart healthy recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized butternut squash
  • 3 beets
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • Handful of Craisins and roasted almonds (about 1/3 cup each)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

 

Roast the vegetables:

Butternut squash: Peel, scoop out the seeds, dice. Place on a baking sheet and coat with olive oil and sea salt. Roast for 30 minutes at 400 degrees turning half way.

Beets: Peel and dice. Place on a baking sheet and coat with olive oil and sea salt. Roast for 30 minutes at 400 degrees turning half way.

While the vegetables roast:

kale salad 1

Kale: Tear off the leaves off the vine. Tear and wash and dry. Set aside in a bowl for mixing. Pour 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil on the kale and massage for 3 minutes.

Other additions:

  • Add Craisins to kale.
  • Dice the onion and garlic and add to kale.
  • Rough chop the almonds and add to kale.
  • Mix the orange juice and apple cider vinegar and set aside.

Kale salad 6

Once vegetables are cooked:

  • Add vegetables to the kale mixture.
  • Add the orange juice/vinegar dressing. Mix thoroughly.
  • Taste and add salt as desired.

Enjoy!