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Helllooooooo April.

Today I’ve got another tasty salad to add to my variety of detox recipes. You’ve been asking me for more easy healthy recipes to add to your weeknight dinner tables or to tote along to work for a fabulous desk side lunch….so get ready for a powerhouse of flavor, antioxidants and mega goodness.

Lately I’ve been thinking about people who disagree. This happens a lot in medicine and with different viruses, health issues, etc. Every doctor, nurse, etc. has a different approach, protocol, plan, supplement for every ailment. I’m sure many of you agree with me on this.

But, for any of you who disagree with this and others who may disagree with you on certain subjects, it’s not that they’re misinformed or less educated. They simply had a different life experience that led them to a different conclusion than yours. You can use understanding in many aspects of your life.

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Imagine a world where your family and friends fully understood you. They picked up on all the nuances and subtleties, knew when you needed comforting, when you need your alone time, etc. Imagine that! Imagine how that would feel. Probably a lot better, right? You might even think that if these folks understood you more, you may even like them more. Possibly?

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So, when we feel understood, we feel much better about that person. So, what does it take? Not much; just to listen and even if you don’t hold the same viewpoint- that’s okay. There’s a reason they hold it and it’s not wrong- it’s just different from your viewpoint.

Everyone wants to be loved, accepted and understood so why are we so determined to find things we don’t like, don’t understand or don’t accept in others? Why is it that when people don’t agree with others viewpoints, they get so angry?

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Just some food for thought. We can’t expect anyone to respect our opinion unless we respect theirs. Make sense?

What are your thoughts on this? Here’s a lovely (and detoxifying salad) for you to enjoy as you detox some of these thoughts!

xox

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Irresistible Detox Kale Salad
Serves: 4
 
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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo
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Recipe type: Entree

Ingredients

Salad

  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 head kale stemmed and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. pomegranate arils
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds

Dressing

  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 chives thinly sliced
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Toss sweet potatoes with oil, honey, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a large bowl; transfer to a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Remove from oven.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. In a large serving bowl, combine sweet potatoes, kale, pomegranate arils and sesame seeds. Drizzle dressing on top; toss to coat and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Irresistible Detox Kale Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 83mg 3%
Potassium 378mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 249.8%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 8%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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9 comments

  1. Please do not label this recipe “sugar-free”. While there isn’t a lot of honey, there is a teaspoon. Sugar.

  2. I love roasted sweet potato in salad. Kale is great complement, although I have always stirred the greens into the roasting veg at the end to wilt-in your recipe do you massage the dressing into the kale? Thanks for your consistently excellent info.

  3. I am very ill most of the time due to food allergies. You are really helping me come up with ideas of things I can grow in my garden and put together food that both me and my husband will actually eat and enjoy. Thank you.

  4. Oh my! I always have these ingredients at hand in my kitchen! But I love the fact you incorporate the sweet potatoes and kale together in a salad! And I always love new recipes for healthy dressing. Cinnamon is different in a dressing. Sounds so good!

  5. I’ve been finding myself addicted to kale as of late. I just love how hearty it is. It’s funny to think that this salad powerhouse was once relegated as an inedible garnish. Your recipe celebrates kale just as it should be and I love everything about it. . .the pomegranate, the sweet potato, the healthy dressing. Mmm. It’s making me hungry.

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