Sweet & Savory Chopped Kale Salad

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Although I claim to be a type A personality, the more and more I meet and get to know actual type A people, the more I realize I’m not that high strung organized. Sure, I like my cups put in the cupboard a certain way, the dishes in the dishwasher going a particular direction, and my towels folded in a specific manner, but if someone else is going to do them for me, I’m not going to say one thing. Along the same lines, I don’t really prep ahead very often. I might have an idea of what I’m making for dinner tonight and tomorrow – or an outline of what my workouts might look like for the week, and of course I have all of my client stuff laid out and organized. However, it never fails; every day I’m caught scrambling at the last minute prepping this or doing that, just because I was too lazy/didn’t care enough to do it earlier.

So, when on Sunday, I did a little prep work for the week in the form of making some chopped kale salads for lunch for the week ahead, I gave myself a little pat on the back. Even if the only reason I did this was so that I could share the recipe with you all in this little blog post Winking smile

So I gathered all of my ingredients:

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Set everything up, and started filming. It is #fitVEDA month, and all.

However, the video gods all decided to revolt against me…forbidding me from making a good video. Whatever, I can’t be held down. I won’t be stopped. I’ll show them! I still made my video, darnit, albeit now more resembling Paige is a Mess in the Kitchen reel than Giada at Home.

I may drop a four letter word or two. But that’s what editing is for, right? Winking smile Anyway, enjoy my video of the chopped kale salad blooper reel:

At least I got in all of the ingredients in the beginning, right??

Since that video was in no way conducive to an appropriate recipe video, or in that matter, coherent enough to actually follow, I’ll spell it out for ya Winking smile

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Sweet & Savory Chopped Kale Salad

Makes 2 salads

2 cups kale leaves

2 cups romaine or green lettuce

1 medium chopped tomato

1 small cucumber, chopped

6 dates, chopped

1 medium-large chicken breast, chopped

Dressing:

1/4 c. plain Greek yogurt

2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

juice of half a lime

2 tbsp. honey (or stevia to taste)

dash of sea salt

In your salad bowl (or bowls, if you’re splitting it up into two separate salads) layer the kale, then the lettuce, then the veggies and dates, and the chicken. Next, whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing, and pour on top.

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Easy peasy!

This Tuesday’s a fairly light one for me. I’m holding off on my workout until this evening (can ya guess what it is??) so it’s time to see what kind of breakfast I can scrounge up in this joint. I’m just happy I won’t be eating cold pizza (which is fabulous) in my car en route to a client’s house this morning Open-mouthed smile

Have a great one, loves!

What’s your favorite salad green? I loooove green butter lettuce – it’s my favorite for sure.

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  1. Beautiful salad! Spinach is definitely my favorite, but kale is a close second – just takes more prep time! :)
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  2. i love sweet and savory combos! good one paige!
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  3. lol, love the video!

    I’ve actually never tried kale, but this salad looks delicious!
    Erica @ For the Sake of Cake recently posted..My Cleaning Schedule + At Home WorkoutsMy Profile

  4. Spinach is definitely my favorite! (And the 12 year old me is squirming at the thought of it!)
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  5. Spinach, but cooked kale is a very close second. And I used to not like savory/sweet, but I really like it more and more. As long as there is a real depth of flavor and not just super sweet crammed in there. And I love how determined you were with that video ;-)

  6. I eat spinach more but love kale!
    And yes you are right us type A people are a tad high strung ;) haha
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  7. Haha, at least hot messes are funny! This definitely had me laughing the whole way through. :)
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  8. Butter lettuce is all I seem to buy anymore. I went through a spinach kick for a while, but just wasn’t enjoying lunch as much. Think I may bring it back this week, actually, because I have other plans for the spinach as well.
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  9. this salad looks and sounds awesome!
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  10. I need to try that dressing asap! I’ve never used Greek yogurt in a dressing before and I bet it makes it tangy and delicious. Great idea : ).
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  11. I love raw spinach! I’ve actually only ever had kale in the form of “kale chips”, so I am thinking one of these days I need to brave it and try this delicious looking salad!
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  12. I generally go for spinach – super simple.
    Although I’m starting to remember why arugula is so awesome!
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  13. I missed reading your blog while I was away! Time to catch up.
    That dressing for the kale sounds so awesome. I’ve been totally loving kale more lately. I used to hate it raw but now I find myself really enjoying the taste of it.
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  14. This sounds great! I love the sweet and savory combo and especially love fruit in my salads! Can’t wait to try it!
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  15. Yum! That dressing sounds delish. I’m definitely going to have to give that a try.
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