CLASSIC COMFORT FOODS
As winter drags on, we understand the urge to hunker down in chunky sweaters and fuzzy socks and gorge on unhealthy comfort foods. That’s why we’ve spent the past few weeks selecting our most beloved go-to comfort foods and then searching for the healthiest and most delicious food makeovers out there. From loaded baked potatoes to chicken soup, we’ve found recipes that will make sure your sweaters are only keeping you warm rather than hiding evidence of winter splurges. CHOPPED PURPLE POWER SALAD This “miracle salad” is packed with 6 superfoods (kale, quinoa, walnuts, chickpeas, honey, and Greek yogurt). The miracle is that the author’s 4-year-old declared the dish to be her new “most favorite food EVER” and devoured three bowls of it. Move over PB&J, there’s a new lunch in town!
MAKES 3 OR 4 SERVINGS
Salad: 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 cup diced, de-stemmed kale ¾ head purple cabbage, shredded and
diced (approximately 3 cups) 1 cup cooked quinoa ¾ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
Dressing: ¼ cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
To make the salad, combine the sesame oil and kale in a large mixing bowl. Gently massage the oil into the kale leaves by hand for about 2 minutes. This helps reduce the bitterness and softens the texture of the kale. Add the cabbage, quinoa, walnuts, and goat cheese, then toss gently to combine. To make the dressing, in a separate bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and use an immersion blender, food processor, or blender to purée until smooth. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss thoroughly to combine. Serve and be super! Reprinted with permission from Superfoods at Every Meal: Nourish Your Family with Quick and Easy Recipes Using 10 Everyday Superfoods by Kelly Pfeiffer. Copyright 2015, Fair Winds Press.