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 kale with cumin chicken salad is packed with healthy nutrients and protein, making this meal a good choice when following a healthy well-balanced weight loss diet. Total calories only 339 per serving. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

  • 4 oz (115 g) boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 Tbsp (14 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ tsp (2.5 mL) GF ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp (1.25 mL) GF garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp (1.25 mL) GF paprika
  • 2 cups (500 mL) thinly sliced kale, stems removed
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) GF tamari sauce
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil
  • Sea salt and GF ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp ((30 mL) grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Season chicken breast with lemon juice, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper and wrap in parchment paper. Place on a baking sheet and 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
  • Place kale in a serving bowl and top 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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