Warm Kale Salad

New, healthy, fast, cheap, easy recipe alert!

I love salads but in the winter they just don’t sound quite as good so I came up with this warm kale salad!

Warm salad might sound really gross but it isn’t gross, I promise! And actually cooking the kale a little makes it easier on the digestive track which is also a bonus!

You can obviously customize this salad with any fruit/nut/vegetable combo you want. I just made it with ingredients I had on hand and it turned out so well I’ve been eating it every night. I can’t get enough of it, really!

warm kale salad

Warm Kale Salad

3 cups/handfuls of kale, torn into small pieces, no stem
2 teaspoons +/- coconut oil (or whatever oil you prefer)
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (optional)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup shredded carrot
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan on low heat. When the pan is hot add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds, then add the kale, lime juice, salt, pepper and toss to coat. Cover the pan and allow kale to get warm and slightly soft, stirring occasionally. This will only take about 3 minutes and you don’t want the kale to get too soft. When it’s bright green that usually means it’s done. Add the blueberries, almonds and carrots and toss again. Enjoy with your protein of choice.

And I know I’ve been slacking on my Rocco pics! He is kind of hard to photograph since he is almost always in motion. Also, he’s in a phase where he gets mad at me if I’m paying attention to my phone or tablet. Seriously, he will bark at me when I’m looking at my devices (he gets in trouble for that). He actually got hold of my iPad once and chewed the case off. Luckily the iPad was fine!

Here he is involved in an intense wrestling match with his stuffed skunk.

rooco 1

And here he is sleeping in his car seat after a long hike and trip to the dog park.

rocco 2

Have a great weekend!

Laura

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