Today’s salad

Today’s salad is a variation on raw kale salad. Seriously folks, if you haven’t tried this salad yet, make it your new year resolution to whip up a batch! It’s a Vitamin A, C and K powerhouse. It also has 13g of protein – a quarter of your daily requirement if you eat about 2000 calories a day.

Purple kale salad with garbanzos and pumpkin seeds
Serves 2

1/2 bunch of purple kale
1/2 avocado
1 tbsp tamari (Braggs or other low-sodium soy sauce would be a good substitute)
2 ounces pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup garbanzo beans
1 generous squirt of lemon juice

Wash and chop the kale into small pieces. Put it in a bowl with the avocado and tamari. Massage the whole mess with your hands until the kale looks wilted. Divide the massaged kale onto two plates and top with pumpkin seeds and garbanzo beans.

Nutrition Per Serving: 315 Calories; 22g Fat (58.3% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 523mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat.

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