Kale Salad with Roasted Corn & Apples

Kale Salad with Roasted Corn & Apples
With the exception of the cookies, I’d like to believe I’m still on track with my eat well throughout the holidays game plan.
But who’s kidding who, this shit isn’t easy.
It’s fucking hard as hell.
Especially at  work, where people are bringing in all sorts of yummy stuff.

I literally have to have a pep talk with myself when I walk by certain areas like, “Dana, don’t do it. You wanna go on that trip in a few weeks right? Do not. Fucking. Do it.”

I plan on jetting to Cartagena for a few days before New Years for a little me-time.
All depends on if those plane tickets drop.
What the fuck is going on with the airlines?

Gas is below $3/gallon people!
How about you get with the program…and start dropping those air fares.
I swear to fucking…
This is why every few months or so, someone just spazzes out on a plane.

They’re calm and cool when they board.
They say Good Morning, put their luggage above, smile to whoever the fuck is sitting next to them…
But then the cost of how much it took to sit in one of those narrow asssed seats starts to sink in.
And after the 11th “Sir? Sir? Sir, could you lean your seat up?”, the guy just fucking erupts.
And then what happens?

They bring the plane down, slap some bullshit charge on the guy while he’s weeping in his armpit, you miss your connecting flight so now you’re pissed.
And the shit starts all over again.

The circle of fucking life.
And it never had to happen.

So anyway, I’m lying to myself that I can do this quick getaway and for what it’s worth, it’s working.


Kale Salad with Roasted Corn & Apples

What I Used

4 cups Fresh Kale Leaves. 3-4 Ears of Corn. 1 cup Diced Red Apple.¼ cup Water. Olive Oil. Salt. Pepper.

What I Did

Turn on the broiler/grill to med.
Line a baking tray with tinfoil and place the shucked ears of corn on it.
Generously drizzle olive oil over the corn.
Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
Place in broiler/on grill to roast for 10 mins or until side closest to flame is lightly charred.
Rotate corn and repeat on other side.
Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Meanwhile. heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large pan.
Add the kale leaves.
Cook over med-high flame, tossing often, until the leaves wilt and turn bright green.
Add ¼ cup water.
Reduce flame.
Cover and let cook for 10 mins or until the water has evaporated.

When the corn is cool to touch, shave the kernels off the cob.
Then in a large bowl, add the kale, corn & diced apple.
Drizzle lightly with olive oil.
Sprinkle with salt & pepper and maybe a few shakes of crushed red pepper if you’re into that.
Serve in bowl.
Nom nom nom.
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53 thoughts on “Kale Salad with Roasted Corn & Apples

  1. LOL I totally get it. It’s freaking hard to get on a healthy eating plan! I’ve always had a problem eating kale, except for kale chips…But this salad sounds very promising!

  2. Hey girl – why does one just all of a sudden jet off to Cartagena? Never heard of it… The salad looks intriguing, but if it came down to it I would totally eat a slab of greasy pizza over it any day and gain 5 more pounds…ugh! You have a very strong will power. Care to share? 😉

    1. Cartagena is in Columbia and I frequently jetl off to a warmer country in the winter. Every year actually.
      Last winter was Panama.
      As for my will power, I’m human, I cave. But for the most part, it’s easy because I don’t have junk food around. I just don’t buy it.

      I also can’t eat a lot of fast food because it’s got cheese or some lactose in it. Or its fried and I don’t like fried food.
      So it just sorta works itself out for me.

      1. Yes, not buying stuff always works!

        That’s cool. Was wondering if you through darts at a map or drew names out of a hat to decide where to go. Good luck with the ticket fares! Fuel costs always make things go up but not down. WTF???

      2. Oh! Hahaha! I misunderstood babe.
        It’s a throw darts thing but the items I’m throwing at have been pre selected based on their food, city and location to water 😊😊

  3. Oh, do let us know more about Cartagena! My Columbian friend talks about it all the time. Well done for all the healthy food 🙂
    The husband of one of my colleagues works for a multinational chocolate company so we run on chocolate bars at work – I wonder if you can use kale to offset it?

    1. Uh uh..
      Last time i checked….kale does not = way to neutralize chocolate.
      But good gawd if it did!
      Wait…let’s picture that…
      What IF Kale COULD offset chocolate??
      How would people look?
      Skinny but be on sever diabetes meds?
      Worth it…maybe…:D

  4. I’ve got really into kale salads this year. Massaged kale with mango and feta’s my favourite, but this combo sounds fab. Good luck with your holiday plans 🙂

  5. Good on you chick for sticking to your ‘Cartagena pants’ game plan. (Accompanied by a good old fashioned airline rant, very enjoyable.) Things aren’t going quite so well for me. Sigh, love wine…only on weekends (and Thursday’s, that’s a weekend night right?) This salad looks scrummy, particularly that corn. Hoo ha. I am staring at a rack of cooling shortbreads that I am blogging for tomorrow, they call my name and they are not low fat.

  6. Healthy eating plans are tough to stick to, especially at my work when everyone keeps bringing in muffins and cakes. Nurses love to bake!

    Enjoy your time in Cartegena, I hope your flight isn’t delayed by some random dude crying into his armpit.

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