When I first encountered “healthy-living blogs” I did not see the point. There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of these blogs where the person takes a picture of every single thing they eat, every single day. Not only did this seem like a complete waste of time, it seemed a little unhealthy and obsessive.
But I guess if blogs like that are helping people live healthier lives and make better food choices, there’s no harm in that. And if someone out there wants to take a picture of their oatmeal every single morning for months on end, well, it doesn’t affect me. And among all those oatmeal pictures, there are actually some great ideas, like this kale salad.
I’m not even sure how I ended up on the blog (I think maybe somehow through twitter), but a raw kale salad immediately piqued my interest. You can eat raw kale? I had no idea! And with lemon, avocado, and olive oil, that’s a whole lot healthier than the average lettuce and vinaigrette salad! So I guess those healthy living blogs definitely shouldn’t all be written off. I’m kind of excited to see what other novel (and of course, healthy!) recipes are floating around out there.
(adapted from Healthy Ashley)
1 bunch curly kale
salt and pepper
1-2 tbsp olive oil
2 roma tomatoes, diced
1/4 small zucchini, julienned
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
Wash the kale and pat dry with a clean towel or spin in a salad spinner.
Remove the leaves from the tough stems and tear into bite-sized pieces. Place in a large bowl, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, and add the juice from the lemon and the olive oil.
Cut the avocado into small cubes and add those. Toss with your hands, and massage the avocado and dressing into the leaves. Let sit for 20 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, zucchini and sunflower seeds and toss before serving.