Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fit Friday - Salad with a Side of Chipper

Another Fit Friday finds us on this wintery day. Ruthie is here with another amazing recipe, a delicious salad! Remember you can always find more of her fantastic recipes at www.cookingwithruthie.com.
Keep on reading to get a great workout to start your weekend!

Roasted Sweet Potato, Smoked Gouda, and Kale Salad is a delightful combination of flavors!  Roasted Sweet Potato, Smoked Gouda, and Kale Salad is a delightful combination of flavors! www.cookingwithruthie.com
 Roasted Sweet Potato, Smoked Gouda, and Kale Salad also includes a bit of thyme and avocado to round it out!  This salad is super healthy for you~ if you want to make it even healthier then cut down on the smoked gouda a bit or omit it completely but it is an amazing compliment to the flavors.     Roasted Sweet Potato, Smoked Gouda, and Kale Salad is a delightful combination of flavors! www.cookingwithruthie.com
I love this salad. . . mostly because I adore sweet potatoes so much!  Oh my.  They're totally my favorite root vegetable ever :)  If I'm eating our somewhere and they're on the menu then I have to order them for sure!  If you love them as much as I do then check out my Avocado Stuffed Sweet Potatoes,  Honey-Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes, or a Sweet Potato Pie!!  Roasted Sweet Potato, Smoked Gouda, and Kale Salad is a delightful combination of flavors! www.cookingwithruthie.com   Roasted Sweet Potato, Smoked Gouda, and Kale Salad is a delightful combination of flavors! www.cookingwithruthie.com

Roasted Sweet Potato, Smoked Gouda, and Kale Salad
Recipe Type: Salad
Author: Ruthie
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 3 cups baby kale greens
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons thyme leaves
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cubed smoked gouda
  • sprinkling of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves, for garnish
  • dressing of choice or olive oil to serve
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Toss sweet potatoes, olive oil, 2 teaspoons thyme leaves; evenly spread on pan.
  4. Bake 15-20 minutes until edges are browned; stirring twice.
  5. Divide kale greens between serving plates.
  6. Divide sweet potatoes onto kale, sprinkle with gouda, add avocado slices, and sprinkle with fresh thyme and sea salt to serve!
  7. Serve with dressing of choice.
  8. Enjoy!

Roasted Sweet Potato, Smoked Gouda, and Kale Salad will be your favorite way to get your veggies! 

 
 I love salads...so many fun and yummy things all getting thrown together to make something absolutely delicious, and if it is done right also absolutely delicious. That is also how we make a workout for those of us that have a hard time focusing, throw a whole bunch of different things together, toss is up, and enjoy!

Today's toss of a whole bunch of different movements comes in the form of a chipper. That means we have a whole bunch of some things (lettuce, cucumbers, chicken) and just a few some things (almonds and feta cheese), throw it all together into one fantastic workout and enjoy!


A couple reminders on a couple movements:
Back Squats: require a barbell to be held up on the back of your shoulders. If you are doing this from home and don't have access to a barbell you can hold dumbbells.

Man Makers: holding dumbbells drop down into a pushup, row with each arm, jump back up, clean your dumbbells and squat, as you stand shoulder press. This is a movement with a lot of steps.

Over Head Walking Lunges: hold a weight overhead as you lunge. Keeps arms straight and elbows locked the whole time.

You should know the rest of these movements. Push hard and enjoy!

Happy Fit Friday!! 
Much Love and Peace~ Nichole and Ruthie

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