Raw, vegan, filled with superfoods, this caesar is better than the original. If you think you don’t like kale, try this salad and I bet you’ll change your mind. I love caesar salads, but not always the greatest, healthiest ingredients. The swaps I made here will allow you to enjoy it guilt-free and often!
1 large bunch green kale, washed, stemmed and massaged (place prepped kale in bowl and simply massage for 2-3 minutes...the heat from your hands and the moisture in the leaves will help create a more tender texture)
2 tablespoons raw hemp seeds
1 large garlic clove, pressed or grated
3 tablespoons raw tahini paste
2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons organic tamari (wheat-free soy sauce)
Whisk the dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl, then drizzle over prepared raw kale and toss. Sprinkle with hemp seeds. Enjoy!
You guys know I'm always preaching to stay on the perimeter of the grocery store for fruits and veggies and proteins, and stay away from those middle aisles... there lurks trouble! However, what if you're venturing down one of those middle aisles in the hopes of purchasing a healthy whole-grain? Right? Brown rice, quinoa… Those are pretty easy to spot and buy. But what about more packaged and processed “whole grains”?
I advocate whole real foods that are unprocessed and are in the most natural state but every once in a while we want to have a treat maybe a pizza made with a whole grain brown rice crust or a healthier version of white refined pasta. Trying to decipher all those labels and pretty packages in those aisles can become a little confusing. Companies can get quite creative in attempting to lure customers to their products, using terms like whole grains to make them more appealing to the health-conscious. Or everything has stamped on it gluten-free. Many people buy into it think...