I adore this meal for so many reasons. Mainly, it keeps your blood sugar balanced so that you…
- feel fuller for longer
- have more lasting energy
- stabilize your mood
This salad is full of foods that are low on the Glycemic Index and are high in protein, healthy fats, and fiber, all of which help stabilize blood sugar levels. Plus, this recipe offers a variety of whole, plant-based foods that have a high nutrient density. This nutrition fuels your cells so that they can function optimally.
An added bonus? It contains foods that aid in liver detoxification, including kale, parsley, lemon juice.
This recipe is super versatile, so include whatever toppings you love and leave out the ones you don’t. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
Dressing Ingredients (ALL ORGANIC!!):
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 6 Tbsp water
- 6 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 3-4 lemons)
- 2 tsp coconut aminos
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp raw local honey (optional. Yes, this is sugar, but it’s one of the best kinds and it’s a very small amount)
Salad Ingredients (ALL ORGANIC!!):
- 1 bunch kale, finely chopped (or other leafy green)
- 1/2 bunch parsley, finely chopped (optional)
At this point, I think it’s good to get creative and play. Include whatever veggies/protein/beans/nuts/seeds/herbs you want in whatever amounts you want! Here are some suggestions:
- 1/2 chopped red onion
- 10 chopped cherry tomatoes
- 1 chopped bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 3/4 cup chopped cucumber
- Leftover roasted vegetables (like cauliflower, carrots, parsnips, winter squashes, beets, brussel sprouts)
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 12 chopped kalamata olives
- 1/4 cup beans (chickpeas, white beans, black beans)
- Chicken or turkey, ground or sliced
- Wild-caught salmon or sardines
- 1/4 cup nuts, such as walnuts, pine nuts, hazelnuts, almonds
- 2 Tbsp seeds, such as sunflower, pumpkin, or sesame
- 1/4 cup chopped mint or scallions
Put all salad dressing ingredients in a mason jar or bowl. Shake or stir well.
Put your desired amount of dressing on the chopped kale and parsley. Mix using tongs. Save the rest of the dressing for another salad.
Add whatever vegetables, meat, nuts, seeds, or legumes you want to the salad and mix some more. Add more dressing if necessary.
Enjoy! Serves 2-4