Kale Salad with Cumin Chicken for Weight Loss Diet

I call this recipe simplicity in itself. This gluten-free, low-calorie salad consists of antioxidants, fiber, and protein, making it an excellent choice if you are following a weight loss program. Total calories 339 per serving. Enjoy!



4 oz (115 g) boneless skinless chicken breast
1 Tbsp (14 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ tsp (2.5 mL) ground cumin
¼ tsp (1.25 mL) garlic powder
¼ tsp (1.25 mL) paprika
2 cups (500 mL) thinly sliced kale, stems removed
1 Tbsp (15 mL) gluten-free tamari sauce
1 Tbsp (15 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil
Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 Tbsp ((30 mL) freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Note: use organic ingredients whenever possible and gluten-free spices


Preheat oven to 400 F
Season chicken breast with lemon juice, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper and wrap in parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes
While the chicken is cooking mix tamari sauce, lemon juice, garlic and sesame oil and toss with the kale. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste
Remove cooked chicken from parchment paper and cut into strips
Top the kale and with chicken slices and serve. This salad can be served with warm or cold chicken.
Tip: you can add 2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese to the kale salad that adds only 44 calories making the salad heartier.

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