Nutrient-dense kale salad!

Kale, Chicken, Apple, Sweet potatoes, feta cheese, walnuts and sunflower seeds

This salad has sufficient protein, good fats and nutrient rich kale. The chicken and quinoa both provide a good amount of protein for this meal and kale is packed with a wide range of nutrients like calcium, vitamins C and K, antioxidants and fiber. It is an energising and satiating meal to have for lunch. It will keep you going for the day.

Serving size 4

Ingredients for salad :

  1. 1 cup cooked organic tricolor quinoa (1/3 cup uncooked quinoa)
  2. 4 cups kale leaves
  3. 1 small organic apple
  4. 1 medium size sweet potato
  5. 1 free range chicken breast
  6. 1 tsp rosemary sprigs fresh or dry
  7. 2 garlic pods
  8. 2 tbsp feta cheese
  9. 16 raw walnuts
  10. 1 tbsp raw sunflower seeds
  11. 1 tbsp olive oil
  12. 1 tsp himalayan salt
  13. 1 tsp cracked black pepper

Ingredients for salad dressing :

  1. 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  2. 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  3. 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  4. 2 tbsp lemon juice
  5. 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  6. 1 tbsp raw unfiltered organic honey

Method :

  1. Boil quinoa with a 1/2 tsp of himalayan salt
  2. Place the chicken breast with 1/2 tbsp olive oil, pinch of black pepper, 1/2 tsp himalayan salt, garlic pods whole and rosemary in the oven at 180 C for 15 mins
  3. Once cooked cut the chicken breast into long strips
  4. Dice the sweet potato and grill it with 1/2 tbsp olive oil and a pinch of black pepper at 180C for 5 mins
  5. Bake the walnuts and sunflower seeds at 180 C for 2 mins
  6. Chop kale leaves to desired size
  7. Thinly slice the apple
  8. Dice feta cheese
  9. Make the salad dressing
  10. Mix all of above, dress it and serve!
Nutritious Kale Salad

Author: Healthybalance

I am a clinical nutritionist and certified integrative nutrition health coach. I run workshops on wellness and work with clients individually. I believe in an integrated approach to health. Along with nutritional advice I direct my clients to address the root cause of any imbalances in their lives. I believe in empowering people to become advocates for themselves so that they can make long-term changes that lead to their optimum health and wellness. The work of an integrative nutritionist is to help clients understand the synergy that exists between the primary areas in ones life like sleep, exercise, satisfaction in our relationships, career and other such domains and the food we eat. I work with young adults ages 12 and above and women, mostly pertaining to weight loss, gut issues, and hormonal imbalances.

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