Poppyseed Kale Salad with Roasted Potatoes & Beans

You know I love healthy foods and if you’ve been reading my blog for a little while, you can probably tell that I’m not a fan of complicated recipes. I know that most people are busy and don’t have 2 hours to spend chopping vegetables, finding specialty ingredients, and buying 10 new spices for a fancy sauce. Most of us come home from work and we’re hungry! We just want to grab something quick, easy, and delicious. So while I love to cook, I definitely love having healthy pre-made options. Sometimes I go for a freezer meal or sometimes I grab a salad kit. The problem with most salad kits is they’re kind of… lame. It’s just a bunch of lettuce with a few carrots and maybe some croutons. Luckily, the bagged salad game has been getting better and I’m loving these Eat Smart Gourmet Vegetable Salad Kits!

eat smart salad kitsThese creative salad kits blend five or more superfoods and include everything you need for a yummy salad. This is perfect for busy people who still want convenient and healthy eating options. Right away, I was dying to try the Southwest salad. I love salads with a lot of crunch!

southwest salad kitThis one came with corn and crunchy tortilla chips for topping! The dressing was nice and spicy and the salad mix had everything from radishes to cabbage! Definitely a fun combination!

The star of the show though, in my opinion, was the sweet kale salad. You all know how much I love kale!

eat smart kale salad kit

I loooooove that this bag wasn’t just full of kale stems. (If you’ve ever bought pre-packaged kale, you know what I mean!) The Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Kit had so many great textures and was full of seven different superfoods: kale, green cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, chicory, roasted pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries, plus a poppy seed dressing.

sweet kale dressing

The poppyseed dressing that somewhere between a vinaigrette and a creamy dressing. Thick enough to stand up next to kale but not so thick that it was hard to mix. Honestly, this salad was pretty filling all by itself but I decided to add a few extras to turn this into a full entree!

Poppyseed Kale Salad with Roasted Potatoes
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 bag of the Sweet Kale Eat Smart Gourmet Salad Kit
  • 4 small red potatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ½ cup canned cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Slice the red potatoes into ½" pieces.
  3. Toss the potatoes with olive oil and sea salt and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, turning once halfway through, until brown on both sides.
  5. Let cool slightly.
  6. Toss with the rinsed cannellini beans.
  7. Prepare the kale salad it according to the package.
  8. Add the potatoes and cannellini beans on top & serve!

This was the perfect filling dinner! I loved it!


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Comments

  1. This sounds like the perfect way to get your greens and takes the busy work out of prepping it.

  2. Simple and healthy. We all need that on certain days. Thx for sharing.

  3. These are totally awesome!! Ive bought the kale one before and absolutely adored it. So much nutrition in one bag!

  4. I’m a fan of the kale one, but not the dressing, so if I can take advantage of a bag from Costco I use my own 🙂

  5. I love these little salad kits! The kale with poppyseed dressing is my favorite, but I confess – I can’t stop at just the kit. I add lemon zest and juice to the dressing and I toss in chopped apples, cucumbers, feta cheese and grilled chicken to the salad. One of our favorite quick meals!

  6. These look healthy and quick. I feel like it would benefit my husband and I. Working out of the house I’m always looking for healthy ideas to bring to work.

  7. I really love prepackaged salads! They are so convenient for busy days. I will look for Eat Smart next time I go grocery shopping.

  8. The sweet kale is my favourite, perfect to take to BBQs in the summer 🙂

  9. I always forget about salad kits. A great way to get your veg in when you aren’t feeling like cooking.

  10. i agree..most salad kits are lame and just inexpensive for no reason. i will make sure to check these out. thank you for sharing 🙂

  11. These look so good! I totally agree that most salad kits are pretty boring. And I think we all know how lazy I am in the kitchen, so having all the hard work done sounds pretty awesome.

  12. Yum! These salads look amazing!

    xo,
    Angela

  13. These prepackaged salads look great!

  14. I am OBSESSED with these salads! I buy the Sweet Kale one all the time!

  15. It wasn’t until moving to Columbus was I able to give one of these salad kits a go. I tried the Sweet Kale flavor & absolutely loved it.

  16. I was a big fan of these types of salad. There used to be Cesar salad kit with alternative lettuce, so tasty. From your description the South-western option sounds yummy, love corn.

  17. These look delicious!!! I’m always on the hunt for healthy easy meals and might just have to add these to our rotating list.

    Erin, Attention to Darling
    http://www.attentiontodarling.com

  18. Aw man. Kale is SO HARD to get into my diet – SO HARD!!! It’s just… Not good, unless doused in dressings of some sort – which you did a great job of for this recipe!

  19. Healthified nachos are my favorite thing to throw together! They’re filling, healthy, AND delicious!

  20. oh i love those packs! however, i’m not a huge dressing fan, but maybe i could share those with my family 🙂 i hope i start seeing them!!

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