Kale Salad with Cumin Chicken for Weight Loss Diet

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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
  • Instructions

  • 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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