Makes 5 servings
5-6 Medium Apples (any kind you like!), Washed and Cut into ½ inch chunks
2 tsp Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Bunch of Kale
¼ Cup of Pumpkin Seeds
¼ Cup of Feta (crumbled)
Salt & Pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
- While your oven is preheating, wash your kale and apples (making sure to dry well afterwards)
- Cut your apples into ½ inch chunks, avoiding the core
- Once chunked, toss your apples in the lemon juice (this helps prevent the apples from browning) & 1/2 TB of the olive oil
- After lining a baking sheet with aluminum foil, place your apples evenly across the sheet and put in the oven for 10 minutes
- While your apples are cooking, prep your kale by removing the leaves from the stem and breaking off chunks with your hands or a knife (you want to aim for around ½ the size of your cougar card)
- Once this is done, toss your kale with the other ½ TB of olive oil and lay evenly across a couple baking sheets (don’t want to overcrowd too much).
- Sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste and place in the oven at the 10 minute mark with the apples (make sure to stir the apples at this point so they cook evenly)
- Monitor for the next 10 – 15 minutes (depends how crispy you want your kale)
- Once they are both cooked to your liking, take out of the oven, toss your crispy kale lightly with your apples, feta and pumpkin seeds (sliced almonds are also good if you are not a fan of pumpkin).
- Serve immediately for a healthy, easy side dish to your Thanksgiving meal!
TIP: For a dressing substitute, try this salad with a little lemon juice, olive oil (or my favorite, avocado oil!) and your favorite seasoning sprinkled over the top
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories 180 / Total Fat 10 g / Sodium 550 mg / Total Carbohydrates 20 g / Dietary Fiber 4 g / Sugars 13 g / Added Sugars 0 g / Protein 6 g