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
So I gathered all of my ingredients:
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? 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
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
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.
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
Have a great one, loves!
What’s your favorite salad green? I loooove green butter lettuce – it’s my favorite for sure.