When you’re in a constant rush, you need something QUICK to throw together while still remaining healthy. Enter the beloved kale.
Sure, it’s the leafy green vegetable that is gloriously praised by the health community while being brutally mocked by stand up comics on the daily (Jim Gaffigan I’m looking at you mister).
But the truth is, you don’t have to be a raging hippy OR enjoy the taste of cardboard to like this controversial food. Because kale, when done right, is one of THE yummiest (and healthiest) greens to incorporate into your meals. Drizzle a moan-worthy *medicinal* dressing on top and you’re good to go.
And this salad?
OH BOY. The flavors are absolutely POPPIN’ while delivering a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals: kale is high in antioxidants, vitamin K, and vitamin C (plus can help lower cholesterol levels), while turmeric can help fight inflammation, easing joint pain and arthritis. Cayenne, while kept light in this recipe, is a great herb for digestion and your metabolism…and I’m just barely scratching the surface of the powers of these plants.
Plus, that’s not even the best part.
The best part, is that it ONLY TAKES 5 MINUTES TO MAKE. Yup, you heard me. 5 minutes. That’s as long as a commercial break or a crazy cat video on Youtube. Seriously!
And if you’ve been wondering what you can throw together *quickly* before you run out the door, I highly recommend giving this kale salad a go- it’s the perfect base for any number of additional toppings, plus can be used in sandwiches, wraps, and more! Personally, I’ve used it stuffed in burritos, rolled up in flatbread, layered with juicy tomatoes on wheat, as well as loaded down with red cabbage, shredded carrots, avocado, green onions, olives, and even nutritional yeast. #drools
Oh, and for the days I’m craving a light lunch, I LOVE munching on my kale salad while I gulp down a chilled chocolate smoothie. Afterwards I feel fresh and energized, which is a must for any mama of three.
I love this kale salad because:
- It’s EASY to make with a limited amount of time.
- Terrific on it’s own, but can also be enjoyed as a topping, in between two slices of bread, or stuffed in soft tacos or wraps.
- The versatility makes it a perfect candidate for any ON THE GO vegan meal.
- Dressing contains medicinal herbs that, when paired with kale, impacts your health in a positive way.
- Is low-histamine, cruelty-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free.
With this many benefits, it’s hard not to scream “KALE YEAH” at random strangers or small children from your car window.
And if you do, it’s okay- just blame me:)