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Begin the New Year with a healthier and more active you! This Crunchy Kale Salad with Apple & Pear will keep you on track!
New year, New You! Isn’t this all you hear everyday, day & night?! For me new year’s resolutions have never been of much importance. I don’t really find myself sticking to them, but this year I do plan on eating healthier, and being more active overall.
I have been going to this Yoga place and I must say its been a good few months and I have made some amazing friends there. Women I met there are super healthy which made me think twice about binging on a packet of chips as my late night snack this past weekend! I know, how hard is life!! Hehe 😛 ALDI, as I mentioned in one of my previous posts, is probably my favorite place to go and shop. I know there will something new and interesting every time I go. I have found some of the best chocolates and some of the best avocados at the best prices! When Avocados were $2 everywhere else, ALDI had them for less!
If you have been to ALDI, then you must know about their cart system which I absolutely love. You insert a quarter to free a cart and once you are done, you return it and get your money back. This saves the store (and its customers) money by helping the ALDI employees concentrate on other important stuff like running the store instead of running around and wasting time on gathering the carts!
So as I told you all, I have been concentrating on getting extra veggies in my diet and eating salads is my favorite way to get veggies in my body. For me a simple salad like this, just finely chopped kale, apples, pears, pomegranate, EVOO, feta cheese and a simple balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing! It tastes so good that most of the time I am happy to call this my lunch. I bought feta cheese from ALDI & a national brand equivalent. I found that even though they both tasted equally good, the national brand equivalent was almost double the price I paid for feta cheese at ALDI. I ended up paying just $1.99 for ALDI brand feta cheese while the same kind of feta cheese from a national brand costed me around $3. See the difference? And exactly the same taste and same quality.
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- 3 kale leaves, de-stemmed, chopped fine
- 1 apple, chopped in small pieces
- 1 pear, chopped in small pieces
- Arils from 1⁄2 a pomegranate
- ALDI Happy Farms Preferred Feta Cheese (1⁄4 cup)
- 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- In a bowl, add the kale, apples, pear, and pomegranate. Then, add all of the dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and mix. Add the dressing to the salad once it is ready to eat. Stir it around and add the feta cheese.
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Sues saysJanuary 9, 2017 at 9:09 PM
I loveee all these ingredients together and especially love the idea of adding feta for a lovely kick!
Manali@CookWithManali saysJanuary 9, 2017 at 9:14 PM
yum, love the crunch of apple in this salad! looks lovely Ami and wish you a very Happy New Year! xoxo
puja saysJanuary 10, 2017 at 5:33 AM
Mmmm…crunchy and delicious Ami. Loved the addition of feta in it. 🙂
Ashley@CookNourishBliss saysJanuary 10, 2017 at 11:04 AM
I love a good kale salad – this one is so pretty with the fruit!! I really need to get back into yoga – I’ve had a toe injury that is finallyyy healing. Need to get back to it!
Rahul @samosastreet.com saysJanuary 10, 2017 at 3:04 PM
This looks incredible, Ami! So fresh and healthy.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year !!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice saysJanuary 11, 2017 at 4:55 AM
Sounds like your yoga class is a lit of fun! And yay for making healthier choices! This kale salad looks like the perfect lunch. I love the apples and pears in here! So delish!