Asian Kale Salad with Chia Seeds and Pine Nuts

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog! My first post is about the goodness of kale and one way you could eat it. First off everyone should try and incorporate kale into their diet, it is SO good for you. According to Shape magazine, Kale:
  • Contains more Vitamin C than an orange
  • Consists of Alpha-Linoleic Acid (ALA), which is an omega-3 fatty acid that supports brain and heart health
  • Contains lots of Vitamin A
  • Has a lot of Calcium, more than milk!
  • Has plenty of Phytonutrients, like quercetin, which helps fight against cancer

Anyways, kale is definitely a good addition to a healthy diet and everyone should start eating it, if you don’t already. A delicious salad that I made (shown above) took all of 5 minutes to make and was really tasty.

The recipe consists of:

  • Organic Tuscan Kale from Trader Joes (you can use any type of kale)
  • Minced Garlic (to taste)
  • Chia Seeds
  • Pine Nuts
  • Equal parts: olive oil, soy sauce, and rice vinegar

To start off I took a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and sauteed the kale with the garlic. Then once completely wilted, I put in a bowl and sprinkled some Chia seeds and Pine Nuts on top. Next, I made a homemade dressing made up of equal parts of olive oil, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. I did about a spoonful of each and mixed it up and drizzled over my kale. It was delicious 🙂

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