Like it or not, food is a huge part of our lives! Considering we need it to live ( nourish, heal, and keep all of our body systems functioning at an optimal level), it’s so important to have the right relationship with our food.

There is never a good reason to rush through your meal or use it for something other than what’s it’s naturally intended for, etc. Sometimes we allow our lives to get so busy and packed with “noise”, we lose sight of what really matters-our health and wellbeing (i.e. mind, body, and soul).

Don’t live to work, work to live! Quality of life is defined by balance and recognizing that YOU matter and that your health is a huge part of that equation.

In honor of that, I decided to add a new twist to an old recipe of mine for a nutrient dense, spiced kale salad to usher in the Fall season.

For this quick and easy kale salad recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

1. 3 cups of fresh chopped/shredded organic kale

2. 1/4 cup of thin-sliced onions (I prefer spicy red onions)

3. 1/2 cup of julienned mini sweet bell peppers

4. 7. 1/2 cup of organic riced cauliflower

5. 1/2 cup of fresh, mini portabella mushrooms

6.  1/2 cup of julienned organic carrots

7. 1/4 teaspoon of allspice

8. 1/4 teaspoon of spicy paprika

Additionally, I created my own vinaigrette from scratch since it’s cheaper and far more healthy. When you prep and cook your own meals, it’s not difficult to make a conscious connection between your body and what you choose to put into it! Not only that, it’s easy to make and can be tailored to fit your taste (i.e. spicy and or more savory).

To assemble the recipe first mix the veggies together in a large salad bowl and then sprinkle the spices over your salad mixture. Once all of the ingredients are incorporated together, top off your salad with a vinaigrette dressing of your choosing or simply create your own.

Tonye Tariah

Tonye Tariah

Freedom At The Crossroads Founder

Tonye Tariah, Holistic Health Strategist and founder of Freedom at The Crossroads Blog, helps free women from inaction and unhealthy habits so they can get fit, healthy, and live free. Her approach is “the cookie cutter method only works for cookies,” meaning she helps each person in a unique way helps them transform their lives from the inside out. She’s not about helping you lose weight quick. She’s about changing your habits and helping you fall in love with yourself so you can live a life with pure joy.