Ah the election season.
It’s been a brutal one. I can’t turn on the radio or watch t.v. without seeing or hearing some awful ad of one party knocking another one.
So on election day, I give you something lighter and brighter–Kale!

I had a great kale salad at the airport on my way home from Vegas. I know–great food and airport don’t normally mix, but it’s true! The place was called La Grande Orange Grocery.  My Kale Chop Salad was inspired by their Shredded Kale Salad with Quinoa.

What’s so great about Kale?

Check it out for yourselves!

Vitamin A  190% Vitamin C  90%
Calcium                   10% Iron  8%
Zinc                   2% Thiamin  6%
Riboflavin                   6% Niacin  4%
Vitamin B-6  10% Folate  4%
Vitamin B-12  0% Phosphorus  4%
Magnesium  6%                     Vitamin D  0%               

Here’s What You Need: (1 main dish or 2 side salad servings)
Handful of kale (I used the green cury kind)
Handful of red grapes, halved
1/2 avocado, cubed
1/2 pear, diced
1 TBS of dried cranberries or craisins
1 TBS of glazed walnuts or other nuts (optional)
1-2 TBS Light balsamic dressing- I used Newman’s Own

Here’s What You Do:
Chop the kale and then top with all the other ingredients. Drizzle with the dressing and season with s+p. Enjoy feeling healthy and light all the way!

Kid Tip:
My kids will not eat salads. (Someday soon I hope..) So, instead I would give them pasta with my kale based Skinny Dinner Starter and serve them pears and grapes on the side.

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  1. Yum! I just bought some kale at our new Whole Foods and this looks like a perfect way to devour it! 😀

  2. What a delicious salad! So many great ingredients!

  3. This looks great! I love kale salads!

  4. Kelly says:

    Your salad looks gorgeous! I’ve recently just gotten into kale and wish I would have tried it a long time ago! I put it in everything, even my soups :)

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