It's January. It's Michigan. It's COLD. So why the eff did I bring salad for lunch on Wednesday?
CAUSE IT WAS A KALE POWER SALAD THAT'S WHY!
Greens are quite possibly the healthiest thing you can eat. The World's Healthiest Foods tells me that kale has over 45 flavonoids! I don't know what a flavonoid is, but I think its good. When we're deep in the thick of cold, gray, ugly winter, it's good to pack in nutritious foods so you can pretend the outside world isn't as gross and miserable as it is.
For this magical bowl, I de-stemmed a bunch of purple kale, chopped in into thin strips, and steamed it briefly, until the color brightened up a little bit. I've read this technique allows for better nutrient absorption. To this base I added:
-chopped black radish
-raw sunflower seeds
-leftover roasted chickpeas
and drizzled some toasted sesame oil, zested ginger and lemon juice over the top.
Eat this, and FEEL THE POWER.