Kale Slaw with Tuna and a Honey-Balsamic Dressing

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:

  1. 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).
  2. Follow my regular BBG routine, adding in yoga to stretch, and sticking to the recommended cardio
  3. Making sure I drink at least 2L of water a day – no excuses!
  4. 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!)
  5. 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!)

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Kale Slaw with Tuna and a Honey-Balsamic Dressing

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

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

Method:

  1. 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.
  2. In another larger bowl, place the Kale Salad, cranberries and pepitas, lightly tossing to combine.
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. Enjoy!

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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)!

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Wishing you above all Health & Happiness

– Miranda xo

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