Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

[This Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas is the perfect mix of crunchy, crispy, creamy and  a little bit spicy. It’s vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, optionally nut-free, optionally yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.]

candida diet, sugar-free, grain-free crispy kale salad recipe

[My big plate of this super-satisfying salad!].

Although I enjoy salads all year round, during the summers I go on a true salad binge. It’s salad for lunch, salad for dinner–oftentimes, salad for breakfast, too. The beauty of summer salads, of course, is that produce is incredibly plentiful and there is an abundance of choices when it comes to ingredients. So no more tepid “lettuce, tomato, cucumber” combos in your salad bowl!

Jesse Lane Lee, a fellow Holistic Nutritionist, is a gal after my own heart when it comes to salad. Jesse just came out with a new ebook called Healthy Fresh Salads. The book contains over 30 gluten-free salad recipes, most of which are vegan and even candida-friendly. (I found it really easy to adapt most of them to my diet by switching out a bit of maple syrup for stevia, for instance).

gluten-free, sugar-free healthy salads cookbook

The book also contains information on how to prepare and clean veggies, plus tips on how to save money (and still eat organic), and a one-page “Guide to Creating the Ultimate Salad.” It’s a fresh, colorful and appealing collection of salads that will get your creative salad-juices flowing.

Jesse has allowed me to share one of her favorite salads with you all. The HH and I loved this one (the flavors really are addictive), though we did decrease the amount of dressing somewhat (see recipe note).

I hope you love it! If you’d like to learn more about the ebook or order a copy, head over to Jesse’s blog.

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More about Jesse:

Jesse Lane Lee, BSc, CNP is a cheerful Holistic Nutritionist, motivating speaker, cookbook author, and founder of JesseLaneWellness.com. She is a salad lover and former civil engineer. Jesse Lane literally ate a salad every day for the 7 years she worked as an engineer which works out to roughly 1,700 salads! She got super creative with the salads she was making and shares them in her cookbook Healthy Fresh Salads. She is also the author of author Jesse Lane Wellness Cookbook Healthy Dairy Free Desserts and has contributed recipes  to KrisCarr.com, MindBodyGreen.com and Clean Eating Magazine. Check out her free eBook Healthy Eating on a Budget!

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  1. This is amazing. Quick, easy, yummy even for those afraid to eat well. I will make the crunchy chick peas as a snack!!


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