Winter Kale Salad
Winter Kale Salad

Winter Kale Salad

The people who can most successfully lose weight and maintain a healthy life style are foodies. When it comes to healthy eating, people who know how to cook and make ingredients taste good have a distinct advantage over those who can’t.

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The best part of my husband being home is the fantastic meals we get to eat & last night was no exception. We enjoyed a very healthy salad for dinner with a glass of Pinot Noir. This salad will likely make a second appearance for Christmas dinner, it was fantastic! 🙂

 

Warm Winter Salad Recipe

  1. Gather & prepare ingredients
  2. Make the dressing by mixing all ingredients in a bowl
  3. Thinly slice kale & brussel sprouts
  4. Mix dressing with greens
  5. Sprinkle remaining ingredients on top

Dressing Ingredients:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 shallot (minced)
salt & pepper to taste

Salad Ingredients:
4 cups kale (thinly chopped)
2 cups fresh brussels sprouts
(thinly chopped)
2 oz. manchego or
parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pomegrante
seeds
2 slices of bacon
(cooked & chopped)

A few fun facts about this recipe

  • A single glass of red wine per day is associated with a decreased risk for heart disease (just don’t go over a single 5oz glass per day or the health benefits are lost)
  • This salad has 47% of your daily calcium needs (dark leafy greens like kale or a great natural source of calcium)
  • Of the 25g of fat this salad has, only 8g are saturated fats, the remaining 17g are from mono & poly unsaturated fats– which are great for improving your cholesterol and reducing your risk for heart disease.

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