Ya know, it might be cheesy, but it’s also totally true – the better you eat, the better you feel. When I’m eating really healthy, I feel great: I have more energy, I don’t get lethargic, my complexion is just naturally clear. When I eat badly I get lethargic, I start to feel bloated and my skin looks ruddy. Now don’t get me wrong – the “bed for you foods” have a place in your diet too; everything in moderation. But one of my pet peeves is when people assume that eating healthy means eating gross foods. And I absolutely have friends who would hear the word kale and immediately be put off by a “weird” food. Their loss, because kale, when prepared well, is delicious.
For example, I was out at dinner recently with an older cousin and his wife celebrating my passing the bar exam, and they saw me order kale chips. They both thought it sounded weird, and looked weirder. But my cousin tried it – and wouldn’t you know, he liked it! He even ordered his own serving! Those amazing kale chips, and a bounty of kale at the farmers market totally inspired this healthy and delicious salad.