That’s all I can say.
I just had the BEST diet food I have ever eaten.
No joke, I couldn’t stop eating it.
Which probably negates the whole diet thing when you eat 3 servings…….
If I could find 8-10 menu items that good, that are also good for shedding the pounds – this old girl might just pull it off.
I have to thank my sweet friend, Alexandra, for bringing this dish to our Christmas dinner. She shared the recipe she had found, I tweaked it just a bit and this family is happy!
It’s actually just a side dish but you can make it a meal easily, several different ways.
Tonight, I cooked a few seasoned fish filets in a skillet to go with it but you could easily add chopped chicken for a one bowl dish.
If you are looking to loose a few pounds or get a little healthier – this dish is for you.
If you are not worried about any of those things – this dish is for you!
I feel extremely “earthy” after this meal. 😉
Chopped Kale Salad
- 6 cups of chopped Kale (chopped into small bites)
- ½ cup toasted almonds
- ½ cup Craisins®
- 1½ cup cooked, whole grain quinoa
- Dijon Vinaigrette (recipe below)
- 2 teaspoons prepared Dijon mustard (store bought is great)
- 3 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- salt and pepper, to taste
Vinaigrette – Whisk together the mustard and the vinegar, slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
Salad – In a large bowl, toss together the kale, almonds, craisins and quinoa. Stir in dressing.
Serve alone or with a protein of your choice.