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    Lemon quinoa kale salad

    This is my go to salad for work. There is nothing complicated about it, but it’s healthy and it preserves well in the fridge. I honestly make it all the time because it’s one of those salads that doesn’t leave you feeling hungry two hours after you eat it. The quinoa and chickpeas give it lots of protein which is great for a vegetarian salad. Ingredients: Salad 5 oz kale and spinach mixed together 1/2 large lemon juiced 1 C cherry tomatoes halves 1/2 C quinoa cooked and cooled 4 mini sweet bell peppers 1/2 C artichoke hearts 1 can garbanzo beans drained goat cheese/avocado optional for creaminess Lemon Vinaigrette¬†…

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    Homemade Kale and Cashew pesto

    I absolutely love pesto, but sometimes it can be a little rich and over the top. Also, store bought pesto can be too oily and unhealthy to eat regularly. Last night, I made some homemade pasta dough and was waiting the obligatory 30 minutes while it rested. I wanted to create a fun and delicious sauce for the spaghetti and thought that pesto was the way to go. I didn’t have any basil or pine nuts, but figured I could adapt this recipe for the ingredients I had on hand. I served this on pasta, but you could also serve this as a spread in a sandwich, on some crostini,…

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    Kale Chips

    Kale gets a bad reputation. People tend to have strong negative feelings towards it because of its outward bitterness and rough texture, but it’s actually a really great green. Beyond being rich in fiber, iron, and antioxidants it really can be flavorful it treated well. I like to use it in salads or saut√© it in stir frys, etc., but this preparation is probably my favorite. Kale chips make a delightful little snack that is SUPER easy to make. Ingredients: 1 bunch kale 2 T olive oil 1 t. salt 1 t. black pepper 2 t. cayenne 1 sprig fresh dill Recipe: 1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.…

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