Kale + Quinoa + Deliciousness, Oh My!
When we found the amazing Kale & Quinoa Salad with Dates, Almonds & Citrus Dressing at one of our favorite blogs, TheKitchn.com, we thought it was a great way to combine two popular powerhouse foods into a delicious, healthy all-vegetable entrée that’s just right for Salad Month.
- Quinoa is a complete protein, delivering the 9 essential amino acids that we all need in our diet every day to stay healthy.
- Kale is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K, and a good source of calcium, copper, vitamin B6 and potassium, too. It’s rich in antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of some chronic diseases.
- Kale is also a great choice for people who avoid dairy; it contains 12% of an adult’s Daily Value for calcium.
We also thought of a way to make salad prep easier: go for washed & ready-to-use Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Kale instead of mature kale. Tender, mild baby kale is perfect in salads because it needs no prep — yet it’s sturdy enough to support bolder toppings and stronger dressings, plus fruit and nut add-ins. And it’s certified organic, which means it was grown without synthetic pesticides in ways that protect people and the planet.
So try this delicious salad — your taste buds will be as pleased with the flavor as your body will be with the nutrients! Kale & Quinoa Salad with Dates, Almonds & Citrus Dressing at TheKitchn.com.
What do you think? What favorite substitutions make healthy eating easier for you? We’d love to know — leave your Comments below!