Delicious Superfood Salad Recipe With Pomegranate and Kale

I’m always looking for fresh salad ideas that will provide an abundance of nutrients, and at the same time have very little sodium, sugar and fat.

This Pomegranate Kale Salad is a superfood powerhouse that’s loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals.  I added a sprinkling of feta cheese and a spritz of raspberry vinegar dressing which added flavor but kept the calories low.

Pomegranate salad

Pomegranate kale salad with feta cheese and raspberry dressing.

Pomegranates

Pomegranates are one of the oldest fruits that are in season from September to January. Pomegranates are believed to be the most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits.  They have anti-cancer and immune boosting effects and inhibit abnormal platelet growth that can cause heart attacks, strokes and embolic disease.

Pomagranate cut

Pomegranate cut in half

Studies show that pomegranates have a positive effect on cardiovascular, nervous and skeletal systems and have been found to lower both blood pressure and cholesterol.  One study showed a 30 percent reduction in atherosclerotic plaque among heart patients that drank an ounce of pomegranate juice every day for a year. [Read more…]