This Kale Salad is healthy and super easy to toss together! Use ingredients you already have and you’ll make a delicious salad in no time!
This Kale Salad is amazing, but you know what isn’t? Bedtime.
A few nights ago, Brooke couldn’t sleep. Allegedly.
She always comes up with excuses at bedtime. It’s usually a different excuse every day and sometimes a combination of them all:
- she has a headache
- she has a cough
- she has a “really bad” sore throat
- she’s not tired
- she doesn’t want to go to bed
- she didn’t get to watch enough TV that day
- her bed isn’t comfortable
- her blanket is annoying
- her blankets aren’t warm enough
- her blankets are too hot
- her pillows aren’t comfortable
- her pillows are too hot
- her pillows are itchy
- her stomach is itchy (or any other body part)
- she can’t hold still
- she forgot to do her homework
- she doesn’t want to go to school tomorrow
- she’s too excited to sleep
- she’s thirsty
- she’s hungry
- we forgot to give her vitamins in the morning
…and the list goes on.
Honestly, that girl will talk about ANYTHING to get us into a conversation to avoid heading to bed. I’ve gotten so used to it that I usually reply with a “that’s too bad….go to bed.”
Of course, she doesn’t like that response, but giiiirl, I love you so much that I put you to bed at 8!
(She hates that explanation too.)
She just turned eight and already I’m ruining her life.
Better get used to that 😉
Do your kids pull out all the stops for avoiding bedtime? The list of ailments and problems in Brooke’s life between the hours of 7 and 9 pm are SEVERE.
Heaven help me.
Anyways, I thought I should put something green in my mouth for a change (instead of cookies) and decided that thing should be kale. I actually googled “super foods” to see what I had on hand that I could throw into this salad. Turns out a lot of foods qualify. Who knew?
I just grabbed those veggies from the fridge, some walnuts and a can of garbanzo beans from the pantry and threw it all together for a big dinner salad.
Based on whatever dressings you like, feel free to toss this together with whatever you want! I made my White Balsamic Maple Dressing because I love a sweet vinaigrette and white balsamic is probably my favorite vinegar out there, but regular balsamic vinegar is pretty stellar too.
Get the recipe for this salad below 🙂 And any tips for getting kids to bed without the copious excuses…help a sister out.
Have a great Wednesday!
This Kale Salad is healthy and super easy to toss together! Use ingredients you already have and you'll make a delicious salad in no time!
- Place all salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Make salad dressing recipe as stated on the previous recipe.
- Toss salad together with dressing and serve immediately.
Nutritional information is for the ingredients listed excluding the White Balsamic Maple Dressing. Caloric information can be found on its own post.