Kale Salad With Warm Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

  October 30, 2014  |    Blog>Recipes

Kale Salad with Warm Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrots

 

If you’re like us, as the weather gets cooler, you begin to crave warming, hearty foods. Unfortunately, the season’s comforting foods also tend to be high in calories and fat.

 

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This kale salad makes use of delicious sweet potato and carrots- two veggies that are hearty and filling, yet kind to the waistline. It’s the kind of salad that feels just right to eat curled up with a good book by the fireplace- the ultimate comfort to get through the cold October nights!

 

 

Did we mention this salad is also bursting with vitamin A, C, and K? Awesome eyesight, glowing skin, and strong bones? Check, check, and check. Quite frankly, we can’t think of any reason not to enjoy this salad. Autumn just got a whole lot tastier.

 

 

Kale Salad with Warm Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrots

 

Ingredients

Serves 4

 

1 bunch (whole head) Dino Kale, de-stemmed and washed

1 cup sweet potato, roasted and cut into ½ inch cubes

1 bunch (6 medium) carrots, roasted and cut into coins

 

Dressing:

1 Tbsp. Olive oil

1-1/2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Juice from 1/2 a lemon

1/4 tsp ginger powder

Pinch of salt, pepper

 

Directions

Chop the kale into bite sized pieces and add to a bowl. Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients, and pour it over the kale. Massage the kale for a minute or two, until it begins to become softer and less rigid. * Once the kale is nice and tender, add the sweet potato and carrots to the salad, and toss to combine. Bon Apetite!

 

*Taste and Nutrition Tip: Massaging the kale with the dressing makes it easier for your body to digest, and it makes the texture amazing!

 

Nutrition per serving:

Calories: 121 Fat:3.5g          Carbs: 21 g    Protein: 3g     Sodium:100 mg         sat fat:            .05 g      unsat fat: 3 g         fiber: 3.5 g                 sugar: 6g

Kale Salad With Warm Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots
 
This hearty autumn salad is filling and low in calories
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Recipe type: Salad, appetizer
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch (whole head) Dino Kale, de-stemmed and washed
  • 1 cup sweet potato, roasted and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 bunch (6 medium) carrots, roasted and cut into coins
  • Dressing:
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • ¼ tsp ginger powder
  • Pinch of salt, pepper
Instructions
  1. Chop the kale into bite sized pieces and add to a bowl.
  2. Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients, and pour it over the kale.
  3. Massage the kale for a minute or two, until it begins to become softer and less rigid. *
  4. Once the kale is nice and tender, add the sweet potato and carrots to the salad, and toss to combine. Bon Apetite!
  5. *Taste and Nutrition Tip: Massaging the kale with the dressing makes it easier for your body to digest, and it makes the texture amazing!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ recipe Calories: 121 Fat: 3.5 g Saturated fat: 0.5 g Unsaturated fat: 3 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 21 g Sugar: 6 g Sodium: 100 mg Fiber: 3.5 g Protein: 3 g Cholesterol: 0 g

 

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