Berry Kale Salad
- 1 head of kale
- 1 cup edamame
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup almond slivers
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- Favorite salad dressing
1. Pile on all the ingredients in a giant bowl.
2. Add your dressing and mix.
3. Fall in love!
*Some other suggestions for this salad might be to add a little sea salt on top, or maybe some chunks of mozzarella cheese. Grilled chicken would be great to top this off as well.
Fruits and vegetables are not only great sources of vitamins and minerals, they are also wonderful sources of water and dietary fiber. Beyond staying healthy, studies have shown eating fresh fruits and vegetables frequently reduce your risk of heart disease, heart attacks, stroke and certain types of cancer. Vegetables are sorted into different subgroups based on the different combinations of nutrients they provide. This is why it’s important to vary what types of vegetables you consume throughout the week.
- Dark-Green Vegetables: broccoli, spinach, kale, leafy salad greens, collards and bok choy are higher in vitamin K.
- Red and Orange Vegetables: tomatoes, carrots, red peppers and pumpkin are higher in vitamin A.
- Legumes: pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, edamame and soybeans are higher in dietary fiber and protein.
- Starchy Vegetables: potatoes, corn, green beans and cassava are higher in potassium.
Other Vegetables: onions, olives, asparagus, garlic, beets and avocados.
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