Healthy Alternative to Football-Watching-not-so-Healthy-Food

Kale Nut Salad

For some of us, football and food is a fun past time, and it seems that we inevitably end up eating not-so-healthy food with more calories than we care to imagine. The answer (well, other than not watching the game – whatever game that might be – and hiking or running or exercising in its place) – is to eat something healthier, tasty, easy, low calorie, and full of nutrients. If you are going to partake in eating lots of fatty foods, sugary foods or salty foods while watching your team play during football season, this is a great recipe for an easy, green salad that will enhance your experience and add some life to your body while eating the heavier foods. Give it a shot!

Here is the recipe for Easy Kale and Nut Salad. It will serve 4-5 people:


2 large bunches of lacinato or green kale (about 8-10 cups), washed and de-stemmed

2 cups soaked and chopped walnuts or pecans (or a mix of the two)

½ chopped medium onion

6-8 chopped dates

Juice from 2 small limes or lemons

2 Tbsp. olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse kale and remove the stems in the middle.
  2. Chop the kale into bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl.
  3. In a food processor, chop the nuts and then place into large bowl with the kale.
  4. Add chopped onion and chopped dates.
  5. Add lemon or lime juice and olive oil.
  6. Mix salad and then massage it for about 30 seconds
  7. Salt and pepper to taste
  8. Refrigerate for 1 hour.


Oh, and, today is Jan 19, 2014, and the Broncos are playing the Patriots in the AFC Championship game. So, GO BRONCOS!!!

Vilma Reynoso, VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals.

Copyright, 2014, Vilma Reynoso

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