Salads are a delicious and healthy option when you are looking for a quick meal! Leafy greens are well known for how nutritious they are and wonderful because you have so many options for toppings and dressings to choose from. Not only can you create a masterpiece in less than 10 mins but you will definitely enjoy eating this scrumptious take on a Kale salad with yummy blueberries, pistachios and some delicious salmon!
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Blueberries on keto?</p></h4>
For some people following a ketogenic diet, giving up fruit can be tough! Fruit can be full of amazing benefits, and not all fruit is a no go on keto. Depending on where you are at in your weight loss journey, consuming berries (such as raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries) in small amounts can allow you to stay in ketosis while still getting your fruit fix. Blueberries often considered a superfood, are packed with nutritious benefits including being low in calories but high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. Blueberries have also been shown to directly increase antioxidant levels in your body. (Note: Remember moderation. Some fruit on keto can be ok, but if you notice yourself plateauing, remove it from your diet)
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">What's the deal with kale...</p></h4>
Kale is extremely nutritious having large amounts of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Manganese. Given its incredibly low calorie content, kale is among the most nutrient-dense foods in existence. Eating more kale is a great way to dramatically increase the total nutrient content of your diet Many powerful antioxidants are found in kale, including quercetin and kaempferol, which have numerous beneficial effects on health. It contains substances that bind bile acids and lower cholesterol levels in the body. Steamed kale is particularly effective.Kale is also high in lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that have been linked to a drastically reduced risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. It is truly an excellent addition to your diet.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Keto Salmon Kale Salad</p></h4>
<h5>Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 6 cups
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Ingredients:</p></h5>
* 1 12-oz bag Sweet Kale Salad Mix
* 4 oz Smoked salmon (cut into bite-size pieces)
* ½ cup Blueberries
* ⅓ cup Pistachios (shelled)
* ½ medium Avocado (cubed)
CREAMY LEMON VINAIGRETTE DRESSING:
* ¼ cup Mayonnaise
* 1 tablespoon Olive oil
* 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
* ¼ teaspoon Garlic powder
* 2 tablespoon Sweetener of choice
* 1 teaspoon Poppy seeds (optional)
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Instructions:</p></h5>
1. Combine Sweet Kale Salad mix, smoked salmon, and blueberries (optional) in a large bowl.
2. Whisk together all dressing ingredients, until emulsified. Toss the dressing with the salad.
3. Add the pistachios and cubed avocado, then toss again.
4. Serve and enjoy!