Hello everyone and happy Monday! How exciting is it that were upon yet another amazing week? I hope that you’ve all taken the time to set some serious goals and intentions to love yourself and nurture yourself a little bit more this week – I sure have! After two weekends full of birthday celebrations, my body is more than ready for some extra TLC! My goals for this week are as follows:
- Include at least 1 super-food into every meal (so far I’ve had goji berries and flax seeds on my oatmeal, and sweet potatoes & broccoli with my lunch).
- Follow my regular BBG routine, adding in yoga to stretch, and sticking to the recommended cardio
- Making sure I drink at least 2L of water a day – no excuses!
- Getting up as many blog posts and YouTube videos up as possible! Speaking of YouTube videos – I posted one today here. (There is a click through link that will take you to my channel, don’t forget to subscribe, like and comment!)
- Believe in myself!
Now that I’ve gotten my little intro out of the way – lets get into the recipe (which I am super obsessed with!)
Kale Slaw with Tuna and a Honey-Balsamic Dressing
For the Salad:
- 1 can of Tuna (dolphin friendly, can be skipjack, white, etc.)
- 2 cups of Kale Broccoli Slaw (which can be found at Costco or your grocery store! If you dont have access to a Costco, 1 cup of torn kale leaves and 1 cup of julienned broccoli stalks (slaw) will suffice)
- 1-2 Tablespoons of dried Cranberries
- 1-2 Tablespoons Pepitas (or pumpkin seeds)
For the Dressing:
- 2 Tablespoons of (thick) Yogurt (either Greek yogurt or a fuller-fat variety such as 3-4%)
- 1 Tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of Honey
- 1 teaspoon of Poppy Seeds
- Begin by taking out a small bowl, and adding all of the ingredients listed for the dressing. Whisk them very well to combine, as the honey may stick to the bottom.
- In another larger bowl, place the Kale Salad, cranberries and pepitas, lightly tossing to combine.
- Using a large spoon, pour the dressing all over the salad, and give it quite a few decent mixes in order to spread it throughout and start `marinating` the kale so it breaks down and becomes softer. (You can leave the salad like this in the fridge for a couple hours for the best results with marinating)
- Open your can of tuna and using a fork, flake it over the top of your salad, then stir to combine. Serve with a baked sweet potato, if desired.
This meal is incredibly easy to prepare and makes a great post-workout meal, or lunch due to its hunger-satiating high protein content and fibre from the cruciferous veggies!
Heres why I love these ingredients..
- Broccoli (in only 1 cup) contains more than your daily amount of Vitamin C and is a rich source of folate. It is also boosts the immune system, reduces your risk of cancer, lowers the incidence of cataracts, supports cardiovascular health, builds bones and fights birth defects.
- Cranberries are an amazing source of phytonutrients, and have anti-inflammatory properties.
- Kale is perhaps the Queen of superfoods; rich in a wide array of Vitamins (especially Vit. C and K) and minerals, full of antioxidants, and just an insane amount of good-for-you nutrients. Seriously, I don’t need to go into details on this one because it would take me forever – just eat some kale, your body will thank you!
- Pumpkin Seeds contain magnesium, zinc, Omega-3s, phytoestrogens (great for womens health), and tryptophan (an amino-acid)!
Wishing you above all Health & Happiness
– Miranda xo