Kale Salad with Spicy Cannellini Beans + Lemon Chia Seed Dressing

Kale Salad with Spicy Cannellini Beans and Lemon Chia Seed Dressing | ourfourforks.com #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #recipe

When colder months roll around, it’s easy to trade in salads for warmer (sometimes less healthy) options, but this kale salad is the perfect cool weather meal. Because kale is pretty sturdy, it can stand up to the weight of the spicy beans and warm sweet potato spirals and hold up in the fridge. To make it a full meal, add some roasted sunflower seeds for crunch and top with a protein of choice….

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Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins | ourfourforks.com

This Saturday was warmer than most recent Saturdays and so I made spring lemon chia seed muffins. The idea to make them popped into my head at work and they came out better than I could have asked for. Gluten-free and paleo, these muffins are lemony, light and moist with a bit of chia seed crunch. Made with coconut flour, these lemon chia seed muffins are also high in protein and fiber. And the coconut flavor of the flour is completely masked by the lemon; they taste like traditional lemon poppy seed muffins without being loaded with wheat, sugar and oil.

 

Josh is reading Born to Run, a book about Mexican Tarahumara Indians with a tradition of extreme barefoot distance running (hundreds of miles without injuries). Chia seeds are a dietary staple for these runners and although Josh and I only ran 6 miles this weekend, I like to think we ran faster than usual for eating these muffins.

 

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