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Kale Apple Salad
November 3, 2016
I'm just gonna say it. I like kale. A lot. It's one of those foods that just keeps popping up everywhere, and with good reason - it's healthy and delicious.
To be perfectly honest, I haven't always been one to care much about what I eat and how it affects my body. I've always been the one that eats whatever the heck I want, and just trying to control the amount that I eat. That's about it. But recently, I've taken a second thought about that, and decided that it's probably best to eat healthier, and live better.
Specially with the holidays just coming around the corner, and with all the rich and hearty food coming with this cold weather, it might actually be a good idea to think of healthier ways to eat. And I get it, it's hard. But I'll start with eating more veggies.
And in doing a bit of research on this leafy green, I've found that it's low in calories, high in fibre, and has zero fat! It's high in Vitamins A, C, K and Calcium. It's filled with powerful antioxidants to help against cancer too. You can find all of this and all the great benefits of eating kale here. It's very informative!
For me in particular, I'm not much of a salad eater. I just don't get the appeal of eating soggy lettuce, heavy creamy dressings, and bland ingredients.
So I came up with this salad, incorporated fall ingredients, and I just love it. It has all kinds of textures, and a flavourflly sweet and tart apple dressing that goes really well with kale, which carries it really well since kale is firmer than your delicate spring mix.
Other ingredients in here that add great texture to this salad is dried cranberries which adds a nice sweetness and some chewiness, carrots and apples which adds a great crunch, along with nuts. All of these ingredients, I might add, are so very healthy and delicious.
This salad has pretty much become my all-time favourite salad. To add more veggies into the mix, I also like adding shaved brussel sprouts, which again adds to the texture. This salad is also a great base for some protein, whether its some left-over turkey, or chicken from a holiday bash, or a grilled steak or salmon, it will pretty much go with anything, even shrimp. And if you're a vegetarian, you can simply add your favourite pulses, and it'll work just fine.
So if you're like me, and prefer a heartier salad with lots of great texture and flavour, give this one a try, and you might just prefer this over a simply dressed spring mix.