Refreshing Kale Salad
I was having a family gathering at home a few weeks ago and one of the things that everyone enjoyed was my Kale Salad. This salad was amazing, it tasted as good as it looks in the picture! It was definitely a big hit that night!
I was never a big fan of Kale before, but after doing a whole 180 on my eating habits and my life style in general, I have become obsessed with Kale. So much you can do with it, from adding it to your smoothie, to making soup or simply pairing it with other veggies and fruits and you are set!
This post is not much of a recipe, but rather an idea of how to make your salads more colorful, interesting and pack with all kinds of delicious food that are great for your body and mind.
Salads are super easy to make and it only takes chopping a few vegetables and tossing them together. however, it is always a good idea to make them fun and colorful, make sure that you are getting the right kind of vegetables and nutrients.
For my salad I used the following ingredients:
2 cups of Celery, I love adding this to my salads because not only is it a good source of fiber, but it also contains vitamins A, C and K.
1 cup of Radishes, just as Celery, this are packed with fiber, vitamin C and K. Radishes have also other nutrients such as Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc (just to name a few).
2 cups of Cucumber, I am a big fan of cucumbers. They are so refreshing and good for hydration. Perfect as a snack on hot days or one you just one to eat something light. Cucumbers are also a good source of vitamin B, K, Copper and Potassium.
1.5 cups of shredded Carrots, I was never much into carrots before, but now I love adding it to my salads. Not only because of the beautiful orange color that it adds to the salad, but it also contains vitamin A, Phosphorous and Potassium.
2 cups of Red Cabbage, this are also a good source of antioxidants. I read somewhere, years ago, that Red Cabbage can also help reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and diabetes. Interesting huh?
1/2 cup of Green Onions, I personally enjoy the flavor of Green Onions in my salads and of course, it also has vitamins A, C and K.
What other types of veggies do you add to your salads?