Fresh Berry and Kale Salad
- 6 Cups Kale, shredded
- ½ Cup Balsamic Dressing
- 1 Avocado, diced
- 2 Cups Strawberries, sliced
- ½ Cup Blackberries, washed
- ½ Cup Blueberries, washed
Toss Kale Place kale in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss using the tongs, evenly coating the kale with dressing. Set aside.
Dice & Slice Dice the avocado using the avocado slicer, and slice the strawberries using the egg slicer.
Mix Ingredients Add the avocado, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries to the kale and toss to combine. Add more dressing if necessary.
Kale is an incredible source of vitamin K and may help to lower cholesterol. Kale also contains many antioxidants, which helps to protect cells and may be anti-inflammatory, an important quality for those with rheumatoid arthritis.
Avocados are both a fruit and a fat, and contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help keep your body working its best.
Strawberries are packed with vital nutrients including vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. These nutrients are crucial for healing, lowering blood pressure and may also help to lower inflammation.
Blackberries are rich in anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are a category of nutrients that may help protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease, and lower the risk of colon cancer.
Blueberries are high in fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K and have an incredibly high number of antioxidants.
RA Cooking Tips
Purchase pre-chopped kale to reduce hand strain associated with chopping.
Avocado slicers allow users to cut, pit, and slice an avocado with one utensil.
Egg slicers work well for not only cutting eggs, but also strawberries. You can also purchase pre-washed and sliced berries.
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