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Cinnamini Coconutti Sweet Potato and Kale Salad

salad

I’ve been on a cinnamon kick lately.  It’s good in almost everything I eat – apples, oatmeal, nuts, and desserts.  Cinnamon has plenty of health benefits.  It regulates your blood sugar, help fight illnesses, and it has anti-inflammatory properties.  I’ve been craving for sweet potato and kale, so thought I whip something up with cinnamon.  It’s a perfect combination if you’re in for the sweeter side of salads.

 Serves 2

Salad Ingredients

  • 3 cups of chopped curly kale
  • ¼ cup of chopped pecans or walnuts
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • ¼ tsp of nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp of paprika
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp of grade b maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Cinnamon Maple Dijon Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of grade b maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp of ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp of cinnamon
  • 1-2 tbsp of olive oil (I like it without olive oil, but feel free to add 1-2 tbsp if needed)

Directions

  1. Cut sweet potato into cubes
  2. Add olive oil and massage the sweet potato cubes
  3. Add nutmeg, paprika, cinnamon to sweet potatoes
  4. Add maple syrup and massage the cubes
  5. Cover your oven pan with parchment paper and bake sweet potatoes at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.  Flip potatoes every 10-15 minutes
  6. Chop kale in pieces.  It helps distribute the greens and the potatoes evenly
  7. Chop walnuts or pecans
  8. Once your sweet potato is baked add it to a bed of chopped kale
  9. Add dressing ingredients together and whisk.  Make sure the cinnamon and ginger are mix thoroughly
  10. Pour dressing in your salad and mix
  11. Sprinkle with coconut flakes and nuts

Sweet Craving – Cinnamon Coconut Milk

coconut

I love to finish my day with something sweet.  Instead of reaching for something bad I make myself a cup of delicious cinnamon coconut milk.  It’s very satisfying when I’m having a sweet craving.

Combine unsweetened coconut milk, dash of cinnamon (I love cinnamon, so lots of dashes for me), and a spoon full of maple syrup or agave to give it some sweetness.  Bring to boil and WALLA – a perfect yet healthy dessert!

Apple Almond Butter Crispbread

I love to snack!  It’s my Achilles heel.  You’ll see a lot more posts on how I pair certain foods to make healthy noshicious snacks.  Here’s one of my favorite noshes.

By Shelly Chiang, Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 slice of Scandinavian Bran Crispbread (I got this from whole foods.  It’s low in calories and low in GI)
  • 1 tbsp of almond butter (I got this super fresh almond butter in Philly.  It’s from the Kauffman’s Lancaster stand in Reading Terminal Market)
  • 4 slices of gala apple
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Directions
Simply spread almond butter on the bran crispbread, add slices of gala apples, and sprinkle cinnamon on top.  Whoa la!