Simple Massaged Kale Salad

Yesterday I got an email that simply read “Hey, I was wondering what you eat for dinner when you’re not posting?” It made me realize that I rarely shine light on what I eat on a “normal” day.

So the short answer: I eat really simply. I  use whatever ingredients I have in my apartment. That being said, I also tend to have the SAME ingredients on hand, which lends to a similar menu. While some people need lots of daily variety, I truly am a creature of habit, and find myself craving the same foods. I usually eat some version of a massaged kale salad most nights. I find that my body craves greens, healthy fats and proteins by the end of the day, and this simple salad provides my body with all of those!

Although I highlight lots of vegan recipes on my blog, I do enjoy a piece of fish from time to time. When my body is craving protein, I give it just that. For me, wild caught organic salmon is the perfect protein source. That being said, I believe that everyone’s body is different. That may mean that meat, eggs, or vegan sources of protein are best for you! I think it’s important to listen to your body, and nourish it with the best quality foods possible.

The best way to ensure that you’re eating healthy is being prepared. I always tell clients to cook once, and eat twice (or three times)! I make about two or three servings of salmon, and store it in the fridge so that I can reheat it for a quick dinner.  I also make a big batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week to ensure that I always have my favorite grain ready to go!

So enough about me, here is a SIMPLE and SUPER quick “normal” meal that will leave you satisfied, energized and feeling healthy and happy!

Simple Massaged Kale Salad
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This simple and fast Massaged Kale Salad recipe will leave you feeling nourished and energized. A great way to ensure you are getting enough greens, healthy fats and protein in your diet! Paleo, gluten free, sugar free and can be made vegan!
Recipe type: Paleo
Serves: 1 serving
  • about 2-3 cups raw kale (de-stemmed and torn into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼-1/3 avocado
  • ¼-1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 beet (raw or steamed) chopped
  • 3 artichoke hearts chopped
  • ¼ cucumber chopped
  • ¼ red bell pepper chopped
  • optional:
  • 1 TBS cooked quinoa
  • 1 TBS raw buckwheat groats
  • ½ TBS hemp seed hearts
  • 1 TBS sunflower seeds
  • 1 TBS raisins
  • (I add all of it!)
  • 4 oz salmon
  • fresh herbs of choice (I use rosemary, basil, and chives) chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ½ lemon sliced (4 small slices)
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  1. In a bowl, combine avocado, olive oil and sea salt
  2. Using your hands, "massage" ingredient together, making sure that kale becomes soft and avocado is evenly distributed
  3. add remaining ingredients
  5. Spray a pan with cooking spray
  6. Sprinkle salt and pepper over salmon
  7. Evenly distribute both the herbs and crushed garlic over the salmon
  8. Squeeze lemon over salmon (I usually throw the entire wedge into the pan)
  9. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  10. Turn flame to medium heat and cook through (for "medium" cooked.. about 4-5 min each side)
  11. ENJOY!
This is a single serving of salad and salmon. Simply double the recipe if you want left overs!
Simply leave off the salmon for a vegan dinner

Happy Saturday!!!



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