Kale is one of the most nutritious thing you can eat. It’s low-calorie, high in fibers and zero fat. It’s packed with nutrients like iron (more iron per calories than in a beef), Vitamin K, A and C, Calcium and antioxidants. Kale boosts your immune system, lowers your cholesterol and prevents cancer. It has an anti-inflammatory effect, helps fighting asthma, arthritis and autoimmune diseases and it is also an excellent detoxifier. Sometimes people say that if you are going to eat just one green thing – eat kale (but please don’t – variation is so much better).
Nuts roasted with Red Wine Vinegar and Honey. Just delicious and perfectly sweet. Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium while Walnuts are packed with B6, Folate and Thiamin. Both contain healthy fats and fibers, prevent heart diseases and cancer and help with weight management. Nuts are also considered “brain food”, promoting brain health and could prevent depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Pomegranate – not only beautiful to look at but also packed with antioxidants that boost your immune system and protect your from heart disease and stroke. It’s a little hassle to get the seeds out but totally worth it when it’s done (here is one way of doing it). One pomegranate can contain more than 800 seeds, and you can store them in the fridge for later use.
Winter Quinoa Kale Salad
1 cup Quinoa
A bunch of Kale (8-10 big leaves)
1 cup Almonds and Walnuts
2 tbl spoons Red Wine Vinegar
1 tbl spoon Honey
3 tbl spoons Red Wine Vinegar
3 tbl spoons Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Honey
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
Salt and Pepper
1. Rinse and cook Quinoa in 2 cups of water approximate 15 min or until preferred tenderness.
2. Wash and dry Kale leaves. Remove the thick stem and cut into small pieces. Tips – put them in a blender or a food processor and quickly chop into desired pieces.
3. Dry-roast nuts in a heated pan for a couple of minutes. Add Red Wine Vinegar and stir. When dry, immediately add honey and stir for another minute or so. Cool off and chop coarsely.
4. Take out the seeds from the Pomegranate and cut the apples into thin boat slices.
5. Mix everything and pour dressing on top. Stir well.
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