Kale the superhero of greens!

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If you ever go to Whole Foods salad bar they have this delicious raw kale in a fabulous light dressing and tons of fresh garlic. In attempting to create this deliciousness the first attempt was a big fail as I tried to sautée the kale and then adding in freshly chopped garlic.
It wasn’t great so I finally found a recipe that apparently is the same as Whole Foods and put to work last night.

The result was a crunchy delicious mouth watering experience that makes me wonder where has Kale been all my life?!

Here is my modified version of the Whole Foods recipe:

1 bunch of fresh kale
1 tbsp Tahini
1 tbsp gluten free Tamari
2-3 cloves of fresh garlic (more or less depending on preference
1/2 fresh lemon

De-stem and then tear up the kale into smaller pieces. Wash in colander under cool water and then pat dry.

Mince garlic. I love garlic so I used 4 cloves.

In a large bowl, combine the kale, tamari, tahini and garlic. Gently mix together and if you desire a bit more tahini I drizzled a bit over the already mixed kale.

Then squeeze fresh lemon over top and mix one last time.

Put on your plate and enjoy the great mix of flavors! Not to mention it is very healthy!

If you are interested in the health factor of kale, please click on this link: Kale the wonder veggie!

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Luna Protein Bar – Gluten Free, YAHOO!

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I love, love, love, Luna bar’s they have always been a staple in my life, great pre and post workout/run energy.    When I was diagnosed with Celiac’s a number of years ago I was still under the impression that they were still gluten free, but alas, according to a very nice representative at Luna who actually took the time to respond to an email she informed me they were not gluten free.  Well as I was roaming Target yesterday for some fuel for my body after a run, I see that Luna has a new line of bars, Luna Protein Bars that are indeed gluten free.

I bought the chocolate chip cookie dough bar and for 180 calories, low glycemic and not crazy high in fat, I felt like I couldn’t go wrong.    It is yummy, not too sweet and definitely fills you up.  They have 4 other flavors, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate, chocolate cherry almond and mint chocolate chip.

 

Thank you LUNA!

 

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