Warm Kale and Butternut Squash Salad

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Salads tend to get the brush off in winter but we’re changing that by heating them up. A warm salad can be just as comforting as a stew and still pack all the nutrients you need. Rule of thumb: Skip vegetables heavy on the water (like cucumbers) and pick starchier ones instead.

INGREDIENTS

Salad

1 bushel or box of baby kale + 2 cups of butternut squash (cubed) + 1 can of black beans (rinsed) + Pink Himalayan salt

Dressing

1 Tbsp of amino acids + 1 Tbsp of olive oil + 2 tsp honey or agave+ 1 tsp of garlic powder

DIRECTIONS

1.In a large pan, steam butternut squash sprinkled with salt.

2.Once squash is soft, add kale and allow to wilt on low heat. Add black beans and cook for one minute before transferring to serving bowl.

3. Mix dressing ingredients together and pour on salad. Toss and serve immediately.

 

 

Health Benefits of Kale

-Kale has more iron than beef per calorie.

-High in vitamin C, an immune boosting micronutrient.

-High in fiber, kale gives 5 grams per cup.

 

Health Benefits of Black Beans

-Black beans have 8 different types of flavonoids and has been shown to reduce the risks of certain cancers.

-High in fiber and protein, the legumes are excellent blood sugar stabilizers.

 

Health Benefit of Butternut Squash

-Rich in B vitamins, such as riboflavin, thiamin, and folates.

-Good source of Vitamin A, the micronutrient that contributes to strong eye sight.

 

What are some of your favorite winter recipes?

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