Why I decided to make this Anti-inflammatory Kale Salad: I’ve talked about my leg injury a few times. I’ve been released from physical therapy now! Yippie! And, I’m back to running again! So awesome!
The leg still twitches from time to time; I think the alien inside my leg is trying to wake up. But at least it doesn’t hurt anymore. And, I figure all that twitching and stuff will go away entirely eventually. I hope I hope!
Eating anti-inflammatory foods can help with arthritis or with healing a leg injury. Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food, and it’s delish! Here’s my Anti-inflammatory Kale Salad. Which also happens to be vegan and gluten-free, naturally!
My leg injury inspired me
But one thing the injury did for me was make me decide to go research anti-inflammatory foods. Actually, the idea came to me from a bloggy friend at Living the Healthier Life, who talked about eating anti-inflammatory foods to help with arthritis.
So, I went off and did a little research myself and decided to throw all these foods into a big healthy salad. And, it was amazingly delicious. I don’t always add the same ingredients to my salad now, but if you have the time, go with all of these. So yummy and good for you!
There are a couple of ingredients in there that are a little unusual. Like the Seaweed.
I found these Annie Chun’s Seaweed Snacks at the store, and decided to give it a try. I took one sheet and crumbled it into the salad. I like the strong umami flavor (that’s right, I said umami!) that the seaweed gives to the salad. If you’re up for an adventure, give it a try.
The other ingredient that may seem a bit unusual are the marcona almonds. I love these and keep them around the house all the time to toss into salads or just to snack on. They’re a Spanish almond that’s just a bit bigger than other almonds. And, their flavor is a little sweeter than regular almonds.
Kale salad for a baby shower
BTW, if you haven’t tried Kale yet, do yourself a favor, go try it! That’s why I decided to serve a kale salad at the baby shower, so a few more people would try it! And, just look at all those pretty colors!
Looking for other healthy salads, try these:
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Salmon Caesar Salad
Roasted Garbanzo Bean and Avocado Salad
the Spicy Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette Dressing
Anti-inflammatory Kale Salad Recipe:
Anti-inflammatory Kale Salad
- A big bunch of Kale
- Dark cherries pitted and halved
- Shredded carrots
- Purple cabbage
- Marcona almonds
- Toasted Sesame Seeds
- Toss all your yummy produce in a big bowl and devour. Oh, top it with the dressing of your choice. Personally, I like simple white wine vinegar, but choose your favorite.
This one is a "make it how you like it" salad. I've given a list of yummy stuff to put in it, pick and choose as you like.