oh kale yes
Summer is for salads, amiright? My love of kale salads was born out of necessity - I like to shop for groceries just once a week and there's nothing worse than pulling out a bag of mixed greens to find they have gone soggy in a matter of 2-3 days. Kale is magical in that it stays fresh and crispy all week; no more soggy salad greens! My fave 3 health perks from eating kale are 1.) plant-based protein at 3g per 1 cup of leaves, 2.) antioxidant packed to kick nasty free radicals in the ass, and 3.) full of potassium to keep our cells electrically balanced and muscle cramps at bay.
This weekend I made a slight variation on the "kale-ifornication" salad from Pi Pizzeria: kale with buttermilk ranch dressing, roma tomato, garbanzos, avocado, quinoa, sliced almonds, and homemade pickled red onions.