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Two-of-a-Kind Kale Salad

Kale, the Nutrient Powerhouse for Inflammation Reduction

two-of-a-kind kale salad

Kale, often hailed as one of the healthiest greens available, is a nutritional powerhouse loaded with beneficial properties that help combat inflammation. High in iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, this leafy green also packs a punch of antioxidants, making it an excellent anti-inflammatory food. Moreover, it boasts the highest protein content of any cultivated vegetable, is virtually fat-free, low in calories, and rich in fiber, making it the perfect addition to a nutritious diet. Whether you enjoy it in salads, smoothies, juices, as chips, or by itself, kale offers a range of health benefits that will leave you wanting more. Now, get ready to savor the delightful Two-of-a-Kind Kale Salad, where the star ingredient, magnificent kale along with an array of other fresh and wholesome ingredients to create a tantalizing and nourishing dish that promotes overall well-being but also gratifies your taste buds with each delightful bite.

Two-of-a-Kind Kale Salad Recipe:

  • 8 leaves of red kale

  • 8 leaves of curly kale

  • 1 ½ cups chopped baby broccoli

  • 1 ½ cups sunflower sprouts

  • 1 ½ cups heirloom baby tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped into small pieces

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • ½ cup pine nuts

  • 2 teaspoons Bragg's Amino Acids (for drizzling)

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) (for drizzling)

  • Sea salt and garlic powder to taste


Follow the preparation steps provided in the original recipe to make the Two-of-a-Kind Kale Salad. Once prepared, divide the salad into two equal portions and serve each portion as one serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving, assuming 2 servings):
  • Calories: ~200-250 kcal

  • Protein: ~8-10 g

  • Fat: ~12-15 g

    • Saturated Fat: ~1-2 g

    • Trans Fat: 0 g

  • Carbohydrates: ~15-20 g

    • Fiber: ~5-7 g

    • Sugars: ~5-7 g

  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

  • Sodium: ~150-200 mg

  • Vitamin A: ~150-200%

  • Vitamin C: ~200-250%

  • Calcium: ~15-20%

  • Iron: ~15-20%

Please note that the actual nutritional values may vary slightly based on factors such as the specific brands of ingredients used and the actual measurements used during preparation. For precise nutritional information, it's best to use a reliable nutrition calculator or consult a registered dietitian.

Serving Suggestions:

This Two-of-a-Kind Kale Salad is not only incredibly nutritious but also versatile and pairs well with various dishes. Here are some serving suggestions to enjoy it:

  1. As a refreshing lunch option: Serve the kale salad with grilled chicken or tofu for a satisfying and filling meal.

  2. As a side dish: Accompany your main course with a small portion of the salad to add vibrant colors and nutrition to your plate.

  3. As a nutrient-packed snack: Grab a bowl of this kale salad when you're craving something crunchy and nutritious between meals.

  4. As a topping: Sprinkle the salad over your favorite whole grain bowl or wrap to add a burst of flavors and textures.


To maintain the freshness and nutritional value of the salad, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Consume within 1-2 days for the best taste and quality.

Benefits of the Ingredients for Inflammation Reduction:
  • Kale: Packed with antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and rich in iron and calcium, kale plays a crucial role in reducing inflammation and promoting overall health.

  • Broccoli: Contains sulforaphane, a compound with anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent addition to the salad.

  • Sunflower sprouts: These little powerhouses contain high levels of antioxidants, which help fight oxidative stress and inflammation.

  • Tomatoes: Rich in lycopene, tomatoes possess anti-inflammatory benefits and are a great source of vitamin C.

  • Hemp seeds: Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, hemp seeds contribute to the body's ability to regulate inflammation.

  • Cucumber: With its high water content and anti-inflammatory properties, cucumber adds a refreshing element to the salad.

  • Red bell pepper: Provides a generous dose of vitamin C and antioxidants to support the body's immune system and reduce inflammation.

  • Pine nuts: Supplying healthy fats and antioxidants, pine nuts further enhance the anti-inflammatory properties of this vibrant salad.

Enjoy this Two-of-a-Kind Kale Salad not only for its incredible taste but also for its potential to support your well-being and reduce inflammation in the body. Bon appétit!

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