Whether we call them resolutions or goals, usually when January 1 rolls around it’s pretty much human nature to have something in your head that you want to improve on. Often times it’s eat more healthy foods, get more exercise, read more books, eat out less (yada, yada, yada)… but who really keeps their New Year’s resolutions anyway? Clearly most people fizzle out come February (okay maybe a bit longer, but seriously we live in VT, clearly you can see why going outside when it’s 20 below would get old…and FAST) Shoot, I think you are pretty lucky if you set any goal at all and give it a good try. As for me, I don’t really set a lot of goals, I pretty much try to live the same all year (that way I’m not disappointed)…good plan, right? Well this year, I DO have a couple of goals and one relates to my blog…to write more (for a split second I thought maybe I’d write a post everyday…thank GOD I didn’t go with that one….EPIC FAIL already) so I am settling with the goal of just writing more. So here we go…!
Over the summer I fell in LOVE with this recipe for MASSAGED KALE SALAD. SO calling all the KALE LOVERS…this one’s for you. My friend Amy, told me about this great way to eat kale and it’s really simple and supper yummy. Kale is king when it comes to health benefits. Not only is it unusually high in fiber it is also a fantastic source of vitamin A and calcium. But, best of all it is an excellent source of beta-carotene, one of the powerful antioxidants believed to help in the fight of cancer and heat disease!
So for the honest truth, I could eat this every singe day, I love it that much. However, it does have mixed reviews with the kids in my family; one loves it, one thinks it’s okay and one is not a fan. So, as I mentioned before if you are a KALE fan (and we know there are a ton out there) than you will love this recipe like me and for those of you who are not sure…it’s worth a try!
Massaged Kale Caesar Salad
1 bunch kale, stalks removed and discarded, leaves thinly sliced
Half a lemon, juiced
Freshly ground black pepper
Favorite Caesar Salad dressing
Parmesan Cheese, grated
1. In large serving bowl, add the kale, lemon juice, a drizzle of oil and a little kosher salt. Massage until the kale starts to soften and wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. Kale leaves will not get soggy like lettuce so you do not need to be gentle. Leaves will get darker after being “massaged”.
2. Pour the dressing over the kale, and add the tomatoes and croutons. Toss and top with grated Parmesan cheese and freshly ground black pepper.