Hearty Steamed Kale and Root Vegetable Salad

OKAY… it’s not summer anymore. I was brutally reminded of this on my way to a casting this brisk morning, when I nearly got frostbitten. Nonetheless, there are some good things about autumn in Canada. Hot drinks, fuzzy blankets, cozy sweatpants and movie nights in. We can also enjoy hearty, warm dinners like this one! Winter doesn’t have to mean Uber Eats knocking at your door with greasy takeout every night – (summer bodies are made in the winter!) so get your steamer and your veggies and try this delicious, filling and healthy recipe.

1 cup kale
1/2 cup chickpeas, cooked
1/2 a sweet potato
1 small beat, precooked
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Lemon wedge

Start by washing your veggies, peeling the sweet potato and chopping it into bite sized chunks for steaming.

Add sweet potatoes and kale to steamer side by side (not mixed) and steam for 10 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender and soft.

Remove kale and place in a bowl. Add oil and salt/pepper, massage the mixture so the kale absorbs the oil and becomes tender.

Add kale to plate, topped with chickpeas and sweet potato. Chop beat into small pieces and all that as well.

Finally, squeeze lemon wedge over the salad and eat!

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