Ryan and I went to town on homemade bread and snacks on Super Bowl. I felt like my stomach was calling out for some greens. SO, I came up with this salad. I've made homemade dressings before...usually I kind of just throw stuff together. Try what I put as a base, if you want it sweeter, add honey, or maybe exchange the italian seasoning for mustard. Have fun with it! Oh, and don't feel there's a limit to all the veggies you can include, I wish I put even more!
I'm a fan of kale... when it's mixed into things or hiding amongst other flavors. I was leery about how this salad would taste since the only lettuce was kale.
My concerns were misplaced, this salad was SUPER tasty. I made it as a part of our Thanksgiving ensemble, not expecting it to make it on many plates. I was so happy to see every one of the 12 people who were over try the salad. Some of them even returned for seconds!
If ever there was a power salad with a great macro balance and tons of...
So the truth is... I've never made homemade soup before. And, well, this turned out REAL good. Who knew making soup was so easy! There's no sugar. It's gluten free and dairy free. It could also be vegan if people wanted to skip the chicken sausage.
- Chicken sausage (we used an apple flavored kind), sliced
Nearly every morning, Ryan and I have the same exact smoothie. Granted, depending on who made it, the portions change. Ryan fills the blender to the brim with kale, and I like to add more blueberries and almond butter [coconut oil is a great option as well!]. We drink if after our workout with our supplements.
It's a great balance of protein, fat, and carbs. This is where we sneak in some extra servings of fruits and veggies.
On most days, these are the portions for 2 people: