Krunchy Kale and Kabbage Salad

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • 1/2 Roast chicken 
  • ¼ of red cabbage
  • Shaved carrots
  • Olives 
  • Arugula
  • Radishes
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions

  • Toast pumpkin seeds and slice the cabbage into thin ribbons.
  • Slice olives into quarters.
  • Peel the carrots into ribbons
  • Thinly slice the radishes
  • Shred chicken
  • Make salad dressing.

Lemon-Dijon vinaigrette:

Note: Play around with the ratios for desired taste but usually it’s about a 3-1 olive oil / lemon ratio with about a tbsp of dijon.

FaceFood Ingredients

Organic Olive Oil

Rich in Vitamins A, E, D, E and K.

Pumpkin Seeds

High amounts of Vitamin E and zinc make pumpkin seeds a crucial part of your skin care regimen.  They aid in the formation of new skin cells as well as collagen, which is responsible for maintaining the elasticity of your skin.  They also maintain balance sebum production since essential fatty acids play a significant role in maintaining the oil and moisture levels of your skin.

Cabbage

Skin Care and Premature Aging:  Cabbage has a wealth of different antioxidant sources, including vitamin-C, anthocyanins, sulphur, and other smaller sources, since it is a cruciferous vegetable. Antioxidants play a major role in skin health and the general toning and improvement of the body in response to the aging process. Free radicals can be an underlying cause of wrinkles, skin discoloration, spots, and many other conditions. Therefore, the antioxidants you gain by eating cabbage can cause a turn-around in your aging processes, leaving you feeling and looking healthy and young!

Kale

One cup of chopped kale has 134 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, while a medium orange fruit has 113 percent of the daily C requirement. Gram for gram, kale has more than twice the vitamin C as an orange, without all the extra sugar.  Why is Vitamin C essential for your skin?  It is key to the development of collagen and helps the skin repair itself. It is also a powerful antioxidant that combats free radicals which harm the skin.

Kale has 133 percent of a person's daily vitamin A requirement -- more than any other leafy green, according to 50 Shades Of Kale.  Vitamin A (also known as RETINOL) helps with acne scars, wrinkles and contributes to healthy skin cell growth and repair.

We don't typically think of our greens as sources of even healthy fats. But kale is actually a great source of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 fatty acid. Each cup of this superfood has 121 mg of ALA, according to Dr. Drew Ramsey's book 50 Shades of Kale.  ALA is a powerful antioxidant and prevents glycation (read about this in our Serum ingredient description) which causes lines, wrinkles and the loss of firmness. 

 

Have a healthy weekend!  Hope you enjoy this delicious FaceFood Friday salad and that you see your skin glowing! xx