I love Thanksgiving, but it can be a bit overwhelming. One of my tips for managing that big meal is to always take a dish you can eat with confidence – knowing that it’s healthy and not too high in calories. This year, I teamed up with my buds at Shazzy Fitness to share some of my other tips! Check it out on their blog. And give this recipe a try for something new and delicious as part of your Thanksgiving tradition.
Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- juice of one lemon
- 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
- 1 garlic clove, smashed and finely minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp fresh thyme (optional)
Mix all ingredients together and set aside until the salad is assembled. Can be stored in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
Kale and Persimmon Salad
- 6 cups kale, chopped or torn
- 1/3 cup pecans
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 medium or 2 small persimmons, chopped
Mix all ingredients together. Top with about 1/4 cup of the dressing and allow to sit together for
30-60 minutes before eating. (The dressing will soften the kale slightly making it a bit more appetizing to those who aren’t yet fully sold on it’s deliciousness!)
Have a very, very happy AND healthy Thanksgiving!