Sunday, July 15, 2012

Kale Salad with Chicken - Recipe for Success!

Yummm!  This was lunch today.  Kale leaves massaged with olive oil, tomatoes, orange peppers, walnuts and chicken.  If you have never had a salad made strictly with kale, it is really easy to prepare.  Trim the leaves off of the hard stems, discarding the stems.  Chop the leaves to bite size and lightly coat with olive oil.  Take your just washed hands, and literally massage the olive oil into the kale leaves.  This process will soften the leaves without salting or steaming.  I usually let this set for a while to give the kale a chance to soften.  I added the veggies, walnuts and chicken last and drizzled with an additional spicy avocado vinaigrette.  This quick salad covers all of my bases for a complete meal:
1.  Clean carbohydrate - kale, peppers and tomatoes
2.  Lean protein - 5 oz diced chicken breast
3.  Olive oil and walnuts - healthy Omega-3 Fats

A recipe for success!

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