Healthy Superfood Salad because all that crunch can’t get any better than this!
How are you doing with your New Years Resolutions? Do you make resolutions? I do – I love to challenge myself, sometimes I fail and sometimes…. like last year I do really well! I think it’s because my biggest challenge last year involved a team. My Mom, hubby Dan and myself. We set a goal to walk or run 2016 miles in 2016 and you know what? On December 18th, 2016 we met our goal!
My Mom who is 75 years old walked 480 miles last year!! How cool is that? (Mom is my hero, I want to be just like her when I grow up!) Dan and I picked up the slack. That left us with about 770 miles each, which isn’t huge but it was challenging to complete. (Having broken ribs in the middle of of the year didn’t help.) Together WE DID IT!
We’ve already set ou5 goal for next year and you guessed it! Walking and/or running 2017 miles in 2017.
I’m best when I set goals and challenge myself. Daily, weekly, monthly and for the year. If I don’t, I find myself spinning and I don’t like it when I’m not productive.
Healthy eating is one of those goals. I’ve been leaning this way for a while and I want to continue that into 2017. So….without further adieu…drumroll please!
Let me introduce to you my Healthy Superfood Salad!
I’m very excited to share this with you today! It is full of superfood crunchy goodness and it isn’t just good for you, it’s delicious too! I put together a short video listing all the ingredients below.
(Still working on videos, so if you would, take a quick peak and tell me what you think!)
Kale, spinach, cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, edamame, carrots, cashews, sunflower seeds and blueberries. Chop, slice and dice (have you seen the new salad choppers? They make this job super easy!). Dress the salad with an easy homemade vinaigrette you’re set! Dinner is done!
If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, here’s what we did. Piled it in a tortilla. Leftover salad makes the perfect wrap. Lunch is done also! (Wait until just before eating to put the wrap together so it doesn’t get soggy.)
Unfortunately I did not take a picture of the wrap. It was so good we devoured them that quickly. I loved that it was easy and repurposed leftovers. Even if you don’t eat leftovers as a wrap on day two it stays crunchy and yummy the next day as a salad.
p.s. if you take a shortcut and use store-bought dressing I won’t tell! Use a light & slightly sweet vinaigrette, the sweet flavor will enhance the combined flavors.
Healthy Superfood Salad #Vegan
- 1 cup shredded kale
- 4 cups chopped spinach
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup sliced cucumber seeds removed
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- Vinaigrette Ingredients
- 2 tablespoon marmalade jam*
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon spicy yellow mustard
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- This is super easy to put together. Slice and shred all the vegetables and add to a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients.
- Combine the salad dressing, mix well. Add 1/4 cup dressing to the salad, mix well - adding remaining dressing as needed to dress the salad (nothing is worse than a soggy salad!). Store remaining dressing in the refrigerator it will keep 4-5 days if tightly sealed.
Are you a goal setter? For our walk/run goal, it really helped to have a team. Together we helped each other do a little more every week. Set a goal, pick a buddy to help cheer you on. Have fun with it!
Another of my favorite healthy salads is my Quinoa Greek Salad – lots of great flavors, lite and so delicious!