Helllooooooo April. Today I’ve got another tasty kale 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.


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?


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?


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 kale salad) for you to enjoy as you detox some of these thoughts!



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





  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 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 379mg11%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 12490IU250%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 4 stars
    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. 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.

  5. 3 stars
    Please do not label this recipe “sugar-free”. While there isn’t a lot of honey, there is a teaspoon. Sugar.