Baby Kale Salad
February 26, 2020 12 Comments
This baby kale salad is for all the kale haters out there. I know you read this website even though I keep trying to sell you kale.
Why do I do it? Have you check out the nutritional information on kale?
Two cups of baby kale contains 3 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 10% of magnesium, 170% of vitamin A, 170% of vitamin C, and 750% of vitamin K.
Today, we will talk about baby kale. It is not wearing diapers (in case you were wondering).
What is baby kale? Simply put, it is kale that is picked before it grows into the huge leaf that you must strip off the stem before you eat. It is a great kale alternative for those who find regular kale too tough to eat.
You see how nice and leafy this looks?
I found it next to the lettuce, arugula, and spinach. It is pre-washed so it is SO EASY. You really have no excuses not to try it.
It does taste like kale, but I find the flavor a bit mellower than the adult version and it is much easier to chew.
This salad includes an apple as a contrast to the more bitter kale. This is a mostly savory salad with a little bit of sweet crunch.
I included sunflower seeds to bring up the nutritional value even more. Any time you add a seed - you are adding a punch of nutrients that your body will love. They also make your salad much more interesting and all you have to do is toss them on there.
Have you tried baby kale? What did you think of it?
Baby Kale Salad
For two servings
4 cups baby kale
1 apple, diced
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, salted
1.5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Put kale and apples in a large bowl. Mix olive oil, mustard, vinegar, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour dressing on salad and toss. Add sunflower seeds and serve immediately.
260 calories, 13.4 g fat, 1.6 g saturated fat, 34.3 g carbohydrates, 11.8 g sugar,7.1 g protein, 7.1 g fiber, 128 mg sodium, 4 Purple, 4 Blue, 4 Green 4SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes
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