Monday, February 24, 2014

Kale, Fennel and Apple Salad with Simple Lemon Vinaigrette


I'm officially in my third trimester of pregnancy!  It has gone by so quickly, it's hard to believe that in 10 weeks I will be holding a little baby girl in my hands.  As this date rapidly approaches I find myself attempting to fight off food cravings and opt for healthier options.  I try not to temp myself , so I skip the snack aisle at the grocery store.  This is my typical process however during pregnancy I find myself lured much easier down these forbidden aisles.  This salad was fantastic, because it has the sweetness of the apple, the bitterness of the kale and the tang of the lemon.  It helped me through my midday cravings at least.

Ingredients


1 cup kale, sliced
1 cup nappa cabbage, sliced
1 cup red leaf lettuce, chopped
1/2 fennel bulb, finely sliced
4 celery stalks, sliced
1 apple, cored, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

Directions


Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss with Simple Lemon Vinaigrette, recipe follows.

Simple Lemon Vinaigrette 


Ingredients


1 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper

Directions


Using a reamer, juice the lemon into a mason jar.  Add the olive oil and salt & pepper to taste.  Shake until combined.