Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Quick Kale and Clementine Salad on the Run

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Yesterday I decided to take a break and surprise Ryan at school with a lunch date. It’s Education Week here in Maryland and parents are welcomed into the school.

Moments before leaving for morning errands I realized that meant I would have to pack a lunch. So I grabbed a recycled to-go container (I’ll never buy tupperware again just take home leftovers from restaurants, geesh!) and stuffed it with kale for a quick salad.

This is what I posted on instagram…

Kale and Clementine salad
Eating lunch On the run today so I packed this kale salad with a Clementine and dried cranberries. #lessprocessed #foodjournal

The result was amazing! A sweet, fresh, raw bite of sunshine. That’s about the only way I can describe it. My only regret was not thinking to add sunflower seeds, which would have been the perfect for a little crunch and protein. Quick Kale and Clementine Salad on the Run

Here’s what I did add…

  • 4-5 large leaves of Curley Kale without he stems removed, chopped into thin ribbons
  • 1 fresh clementine peel and chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp red whine vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • drizzle of honey (about 1 tsp)

Everything went in the container. The lid went on and I shook it like crazy. It then sat in my car for about 2 hours and I enjoyed the salad with these 2 goof balls…

The boys at lunch

and a bunch of 2nd graders who I swear, never saw a toddler before. Evan was quite popular at the lunch table. :)

Note: The salad did not look as pretty when I ate it, but man, it tasted good!

Raw kale! Still nodding my head and this is the 3rd one I’ve made. Who would have thunk it!

Note: I use the nutrtitional infomration to calculate points for reference only.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
175 5g 3g old: 3 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
22g 1g 33g 3g

See other recipes using: clementine, dried cranberries, kale

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    Lauren @ mostly i run

    November 15, 2012

    I had a roomful of people who never had kale raw before beg me for the recipe after I served them the Crunchy Cleansing Salad ( You'll love it!


    November 16, 2012

    Love love raw kale. Try adding juice of half a lemon, splash of olive oil and some kosher salt to chopped kale. Massage with your hands for few minutes until you get a whiff of banana (I SWEAR it happens) - it changes the texture of the kale and is amazing! Then add mango or mandarins and enjoy. I hated kale until I saw this on a cooking show and tried it --- life changing!