Weight Loss Recipe: Kale’s Health Benefits
This weight loss recipe is great for summer! Kale possesses amazing “superfood” qualities. It is packed with calcium, fiber, and vitamins A, C, and K, as well as numerous essential minerals. Kale improves the body’s natural detox power, fights cancer, prevents heart disease, promotes brain health, and clears the skin! Also, at only 33 calories per cup, kale is great for your health and your waist line!
Quick and simple recipes are great ways to keep you on track with your weight loss goals. Improve your health and shrink your waist line with this delicious and easy kale salad recipe.
Kale-amount depends on how large of a salad you want
Dressing: Olive oil, vinegar (your choice), garlic, black pepper
Wash and tear the kale into bite-sized pieces, place in a large bowl and drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil over it. Now you have to get your hands dirty, grab that kale in both hands and “massage” it. Just work it through your hands until it is tender and has turned a beautiful dark green color. Be sure to only use a small sprinkling of olive oil, so your kale is not too greasy seeming.
Next, add the halved cherry tomatoes, slivered almonds and dried cherries. You may choose to roughly chop the cherries if yours are large. Sprinkle the parmesan over the top and toss. I definitely think shaved parmesan is best in this salad, as opposed to a shredded or grated. Trust me.
Mix the vinegar, pepper and garlic together and pour over top. Extra olive oil should not be be necessary as it is already coating your leaves.
Very important: This salad is best made a few hours ahead and refrigerated before serving. This gives the dressing a chance to coat every ingredient and build its flavor, and like I said, it is wonderful the next day. Your friends and family will rave.
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