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Rad Recipes: Killer Kale & Quinoa Salad

I’m always on the lookout for easy, tasty meals that are low-cal but still flavorful & filling. This one is awesome to make ahead and take to work or school for your lunch the next day.

There are loads of versions of this Kale & Quinoa salad, so feel free to personalize it and make it your own.  🙂

This one is loaded with protein, iron, & calcium from the quinoa plus Vitamins C, A, and K from the kale, plus the benefits of antioxidants & vitamins from the blueberries and super healthy omega-3 fatty acids from the hemp seed oil.  AND IT TASTES AMAZING!

Always use the freshest, cleanest, non-GMO produce you can get your hands on.  Here’s the recipe:

Fresh kale, whole leaf  (4-6 leafs per serving)

Quinoa (1/2-1 cup per serving)

Fresh blueberries (or dried)

Hemp seed oil

OPTIONAL: Dry roasted pumpkin seeds, shelled sunflower seeds, chia seeds or flax seeds  (I like to combine pumpkin seeds and flax seeds)

  1. Prepare the quinoa according to package directions; set aside to cool
  2. Rinse & pat dry the kale; strip the greens off the stems into a large bowl and tear into pieces
  3. Squirt some hemp seed oil to taste (about a tablespoon) onto the kale and mix it in with your clean hands. Massage the kale really well so that it breaks down a bit and reduces in size
  4. Add the cooled quinoa, a handful of blueberries, and a handful of seeds to the kale; mix it all together
  5. Enjoy as a light meal or side dish right now, or store in a covered container for lunch the next day.

Approximately 200 calories 😘