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Kale Salad with Raisins, Carrots & Red Cabbage

I have a love/hate relationship with kale, as I’m sure many others do. I know it’s good for me, but sometimes it’s just hard to get down. Sometimes, it’s just easier to get my kale in by cooking it. It’s so thick and dense; I feel my body having a hard time digesting it sometimes.

That said, I have had many raw kale salads, typically when dining in natural food markets (eg Whole Foods, New Leaf, etc.), that I’ve really enjoyed. After many years of knowing the magical nutrient powerhouse that is kale, I am happy to report: there are several ways that I really enjoy eating it; one of which is this salad.

There are two main factors in creating successful (raw) kale salad consumption for me:


Garlic Lover’s Hummus


Hummus is definitely among the foods I sometimes miss. It’s also among my occasional cheats when I’m out in social situations where it’s the least “bad for me” food to eat a little of on the hors d’oeuvres table. I love dipping vegetable sticks into guac and hummus; who doesn’t?! I was pretty excited when I found out you can make some Paleo friendly hummus using cauliflower as the base rather than garbanzo beans/chick peas. My recipe is garlic and tahini heavy, which is how I love it!

Sweet Potato Apple Crunch

IMG_2361.JPGYum! This is a dessert I default to a lot. This month I’ve been committed to kicking the sugar habit, aka forcing sugar to release its strong hold on me, so I’ve adapted my dessert to comply with the sugar detox plan.