Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kale Edamame Cobb Salad

Hi guys!  I hope you are having a good week.  I wanted to share my "go-to" lunch as of lately.  If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that I am a big fan of making my own salad dressings and skipping the store bought crap whenever I can.  However, my life has been a bit hectic as of lately and to be honest my lunch have consisted of leftovers, Chipotle, WholeFood's salad bar and my version of the good ol' Cobb Salad.

Now, I hesitated to share this salad with you because this "recipe" requires only leftovers and assembly.  I figured since it was Easter just last weekend, most of us have some sort of leftover ham waiting to be eaten, which makes this the perfect time to share it with you.

 Like I mentioned before, I am not a fan of the store bought salad dressings, I tend to not even look at that aisle to be honest.  I got curious one day at WholeFoods and started "label stalking" their salad dressings.  I came across this Blackberry & Fig salad dressing by Bella's.  

I never thought I would recommend a store bought salad dressing to anyone, but I do recommend this one.  It contains just a handful of pronounceable ingredients, it is organic, delicious and very low in calories.  I have been loving this dressing and has become the star of my lunch for the last few weeks.

I hope you give my Kale Edamame Cobb Salad a try!
In my salad...
2 cups of baby spinach
2 cups of kale (massaged)
2 tbsp. of diced onions
1/3 of a cup of Seapoint Farms dry roasted edamames
2 oz of cooked turkey ham
5 cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
1/4 of a small avocado (cubed)
a hard boiled egg (diced or cubed)
2 tbsp. of Bella's Blackberry Fig salad dressing
salt and pepper to taste

Super easy and so good!  I love a crunch on my salads and the edamames just add so much more than a crouton in my opinion.  Feel free to use any cooked lean protein you have at hand.  I chose hard boiled eggs and turkey ham because these are always readily available in my fridge.  

I love using my leftovers for lunch, it saves me time and reduces mindless eating habits.  

I hope you found this helpful.
TTYS! ;o)

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