A couple of years ago, while on Spring Break at Walt Disney World, my daughters and I were enjoying some of the culinary delights at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Now, we are fairly picky eaters and of course, focus on eating as healthy as possible, no matter where we are. So when we saw an amazing kale salad at one of the kiosks, Urban Eats, we knew we had to try it.
Love at first bite
Trust me, this power food bowl did not disappoint, it tasted as good as it looked. It was love at first bite! All the JVs loved it so much we asked for the recipe so we could replicate it at home!! Now, this salad is a staple in our house, no matter what season. It’s light, it’s fresh, you can add chicken or fish if you like, and make it a bit heartier.
Since we all LOVE this so much I thought I'd share the love with you! Make it as part of your Valentine’s Day dinner -- fill up on its deliciousness before indulging in #allthechocolate.
Recipe: Kale Salad With Dried Cherries, Almonds and Goat Cheese
1/2 bunch kale leaves, tough stems removed, chopped (about 2 cups)
6 fresh Brussels sprouts, stems removed and sliced thin lengthwise
2 cups broccoli slaw mix
1/2 cup chopped radicchio leaves
1/2 cup fine shredded green cabbage
1 cup cooked quinoa (approximately 1/3 cup uncooked, follow package directions)
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese, for topping
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted, for topping
White Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/4 cup minced shallots
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Mix together all ingredients for Kale Salad in large bowl. For vinaigrette, place shallots, vinegar and honey in blender or food processor. Blend on low and slowly add olive oil until blended. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, toss salad with desired amount of white balsamic vinaigrette and top with goat cheese and toasted almonds. (Refrigerate any unused balsamic vinaigrette.)
9 years ago, my Beachbody team started at my kitchen table in Carmel, Indiana. We've grown to thousands of incredible coaches all across the United States and Canada, and SOON we will expand across the pond to the United Kingdom. Who would have thought that one small decision years ago would have such an amazing ripple affect across my life?
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This week, I did something kind of scary. After New Orleans, I asked my team to write down and share their goals. So now it's my turn. I shared the vision I have for our team with my coaches too. Why is that scary? Because whenever you speak your goals and dreams out loud, they becomes more real. You're accountable for them.
But the flip side is that when you say your goals and dreams out loud, they become more REAL. Real as in, hey, we can DO this. We can make this happen together. The power is in the speaking out loud, in the sharing, in the Tribe.
Will there be challenges? Yep.
Will there be obstacles? Yep.
Will it be worth it? Absolutely.
And we'll make it happen precisely because we wrote them down, we are clear on our vision, and we're about to TURBOCHARGE this year.
The #roadtoIndy starts today.
Give me a ✏️✏️✏️ if you write out your goals AND share them. PS: I'd love to hear your goals and if there is anything I can do to help, drop me a note!
From my first fitness class years ago and my first team meeting at my kitchen table to being on a stage in front of the Super Dome...I don't know if my heart can hold all the gratitude and joy I feel right now. 🙏🏻
Now, to know that in less than 12 months, we will welcome a tribe of more 20,000 life changers to our hometown - Indianapolis - is surreal. Coach Summit 2018 truly will be where fitness and family meet.
Never doubt YOUR ability to live the life YOU want to live. Go after your dreams, help others do the same, and create YOUR surreal moments. 💙💙💙💙
I'd love for you to experience this ride with us -- are you ready to start your engine to helping others while changing your own life? Message me to get started!
Married to a college football coach, 3 daughters, Beachbody Master Trainer and Coach, Disney fanatic, aspire to inspire, serve others, and be a force of passion. Meet Julie!