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Bam Bam Salad - from Snappy Salads

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Thanks to Chef Chris Dahlander of Snappy Salads for this recipe.

1 C.    Baby spinach
1 C.    Baby kale
1 C.    Baby chard
½ C.    Red cabbage, thinly sliced
¼ C.    Red onion, thinly sliced
½ C.    Quinoa, prepared to package directions
½ C.    Chicken, roasted

2 oz.    Sweet Parsley Dressing

¼ C.    Dried cherries
1/8 C.    Almonds, chopped

Put first seven ingredients in a bowl and mix with the dressing.  Plate.  Randomly drop cherries and almonds on top.  Eat your butt off!


Sweet Parsley Dressing

1 C.    Water
1 C.    White Balsamic vinegar
1 C.    Agave Syrup
1 ½ C.    Flat Leaf or Curly Parsley, rinsed and drained (include stems and leaves)
½ Tbl.    Dry English mustard
1 Tbl.    Lemon juice
2 ½ bl.    Salt
1 Tbl.    Ground black pepper
1 Tbl.    Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbl.    Garlic, finely minced
1 C.    Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 C.    Vegetable oil

Mix all ingredients together, except oils. Slowly add olive and vegetable oil using a blender until emulsified.  Shake before mixing with salad.

The Health Benefits of Bam-Bam

Bam-Bam contains "nutrient dense" ingredients that pack a healthy punch of vitamins, minerals, and essential antioxidants.
    Spinach - Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Manganese, folate
    Kale - Vitamin C and cholesterol-lowering benefits
    Baby Chard - unique benefits for blood sugar regulation
    Almonds - Lowers LDL-Cholesterol and Reduces Risk of Heart Disease
    Quinoa - Great source of calcium, as well as RDA nutrients like folate, copper, and phosphorus
    Parsley - Parsley is a good source of folic acid which plays a critical role to cardiovascular health
    Dried cherries may help with getting a good night's rest, lowering LDL, and also may promote gastrointestinal health
    Agave Syrup - Agave syrup is a low-glycemic sweetener meaning it it won't cause a sharp rise or fall in blood sugar after consumption. It also has anti-inflammatory and immune system-boosting properties.

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