Superfood Salad – crunchy kale and cabbage with sweet blueberries and dried cranberries, and a mirage of other superfoods tossed in a low-fat raspberry vinaigrette.
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I’ve been finding the key to a successful day of eating is salad for lunch. Lunch is my problem time. If I could eat out for lunch every day and never gain a pound, I would. I just love everything about it. There is always something new or different to eat. I don’t have to cook which means no dishes to wash and kitchen to clean. It gets me out of the house, since I work from my home this is a huge plus. Basically if I eat out, I have no responsibility.
Since I live in the real world and eating out is filled with lots of calories, I find that having a huge salad is the key. Occasionally I will splurge and get a salad from the salad bar at my local grocery. I fill the container to the brim with lettuce then add-on a few healthy ingredients. I will go wild and let myself have a small scoop of a prepared salad. That is how I fell in love with a Superfood Salad. It was on the salad bar. I loved all the ingredients and knew I could easily make it at home. The ingredients of the superfood salad were already healthy, but I knew I could easily reduce the calories and fat in the raspberry vinaigrette.
When July 4th came along, I decided to make my own version of a Superfood Salad. What is a superfood, you may be asking? To me it is a silly term and totally arbitrary what fruits and vegetables are considered “superfoods”. Kale is always on the list, although many greens have every bit as much nutrition. Blueberries have gotten huge. Why hasn’t cauliflower? It has every bit as much magnificent nutrition. Back to the topic at hand, a superfood is a marketing term a buzzword for nutrient rich food, food that is good for you.
I thought about changing the name of the salad since I’m not overly found of the word, but this is a re-creation of a salad. So I decided to stay true to the name. This superfood salad is full of gorgeous colors, purple, red, orange, and green. It also has an amazing mix of flavors, savory, sweet, and a little acid. I adore the crunch from the sunflowers and cabbage. Each forkful is the perfect bite of flavor and nutrition. It is a salad I can feel good about eating and be satisfied until dinner time.
Give it a try yourself. It is perfect for lunch, dinner or even a pool party.
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Superfood Crunch Salad
- 12 cups chopped super green mix Kale chard, etc.
- 1 cup edamame
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup shredded green cabbage
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries chopped
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 6 oz. raspberries
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp. 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
In a large bowl, combine the kale and next seven ingredients.
In a blender, puree all the ingredients for the raspberry vinaigrette except the oil.
Remove the cap from the top of the blender.
While the blender is running, drizzle the oil slowly through the top.
Pour some of the dressing around the outside of the salad and toss gently. Add more as needed*
*You may need need all the vinaigrette.
I calculated 4 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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