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Sweet Apple Kale Slaw

It is really feeling like Autumn here and I love it! I have been making this crunchy Sweet Apple Kale Slaw to serve along side our soups and stews. I pair this salad with my recipe for Hearty Lentil Vegetable Stew – which is getting rave reviews from my readers. The addition of apples and grapes makes for a special slaw that only needs a little sweet balsamic vinegar as a dressing. This is a quick and easy recipe to make and everyone I serve it to likes it. It’s nice to have some easy recipes that are company worthy.

Sweet Apple Kale Slaw
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This salad is best served the same day it is made. However,we usually have some leftover that we do eat the second day – it’s just a little less crunchy the second the day.

Sweet Kale Salad
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For the base of the salad it’s super convienent to use this Sweet Kale salad mix from Costco. It comes with a dressing and a packet of dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds and I toss both of those as they are loaded with oil and sugar. The salad portion includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and chickory. If you don’t have a Costco near you try using Trader Joe’s Cruciferous Crunch and add a little broccoli slaw to it. If you don’t have either a Trader Joe’s or a Costco you could make up your own mix with some raw Brussels Sprouts, kale, red cabbage and broccoli slaw. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same you just need about 20-24 ounces of raw crunchy veggies suitable for a slaw.

Chopped Slaw
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Toss the sweet kale mixture into a wood chopping bowl and finely chop it. I use my 15 inch solid Beechwood bowl from Holland Bowl Mill. Check out my blog post and video where I show you all about my wood bowl for chopping and show you how to make the best salads ever. Big Beautiful Chopped Salads.  I am an affiliate with Holland Bowl Mill and if you use my Holland Bowl Mill link to make a purchase with a minimum $125.00 order they will include a free mezzaluna knife in your shipment!

Holland Bowl Mill 15 inch Beechwood Bowl
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Napa Valley Naturals Grand Reserve Balsamic
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To the chopped slaw I add 2 diced apples and  2 cups of sliced grapes. All it needs now is a little sweet balsamic vinegar. The key here is to use a reduced thick and syrupy balsamic vinegar like this Napa Valley Naturals Grand Reserve Balsamic. It is only 4% acidity making it a sweet balsamic. I find it at Whole Foods and Sprouts Farmer’s Market.  You can also order directly from the company. Just be sure to get the Grand Reserve balsamic. Of course if you have a sweet flavored balsamic that you love use it for this salad!

Apple Kale Slaw
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Sweet Apple Kale Slaw

  • 1 bag Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad Mix* – toss the dressing packet and dried cranberries/seed mix
  • 2 crisp apples, diced – I used Pink Lady
  • 2 cups red seedless grapes, cut in half
  • 2-3 tablespoons Napa Valley Naturals Grand Reserve Balsamic Vinegar** 4% acidity

Put the bag of kale salad mix in a 15 inch wood bowl and chop it with a mezzaluna knife or an Ulu knife. If you don’t have a big wooden bowl use a large cutting board and a sharp knife to chop the salad finely.

Stir in the diced apples and cut grapes. Add 2-3 tablespoons sweet balsamic vinegar – how much is an indivivual taste preference.

*The Sweet Kale Salad mix from Costco includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and chickory. If you don’t have a Costco near you try using Trader Joe’s Cruciferous Crunch and add a little broccoli slaw to it. If you don’t have either a Trader Joe’s or a Costco you could make up your own mix with some raw Brussels Sprouts, kale, red cabbage and broccoli slaw. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same you just need about 20-24 ounces of raw crunchy veggies suitable for a slaw.

**The key here is to use a reduced thick and syrupy balsamic vinegar like this Napa Valley Naturals Grand Reserve Balsamic. It is only 4% acidity making it a sweet balsamic. I find it at Whole Foods and Sprouts Farmer’s Market.  You can also order directly from the company. Just be sure to get the Grand Reserve balsamic. Of course if you have a sweet flavored balsamic that you love use it for this salad!

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Double the love – diapers – laundry!

The twin grandbabies are doing well – they are thriving. Being preemies they sleep most of the time but they are filling out and doing well. Mom and dad are tired as they feed every three hours around the clock! Big sister “Swewet Pea” is adjusting but not sure what to make of these little ones who don’t do much. She is watching and observing our every move and setting up her own nursery with her dolls and stuffed animals which is keeping her quite busy! Hubby Tom and I are busy helping them keep the house running smoothly and keeping food on the table. It’s a full time job but we are blessed that we are healthy and have the energy to do it! Thank goodness we follow a whole food plant based lifestyle so we don’t have healthy issues that would prevent us from doing what we need to do.

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Mentoring helps me as much as it helps others.

I am also busy with Chef Aj’s Ultimate Weight Loss Mastery program that just started. This is a more intense smaller group than the larger on line group she runs with Jay Pea. I am one of the mentor’s for the group and will be leading two of the 12 Kale Chats that will be either facebook live classes or conference calls for the private group. This is my second time to work in the Mastery program since I completed the program myself. It is a wonderful way to end the year and I find that I keep learning and growing with this group. In Mastery we up the anty so to speak. Once you get to your goal weight you can’t relax you really have to focus in order to maintain your weight and your healthy lifestyle habits. It truly is a journey and not a destination as we never stop learning and growing. I will also be hosting a local group of ladies that are in the Mastery program and I am looking forward to getting to know them better and sharing the journey with them.

Happy Healthy Cooking,

Tami

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  1. Margarite says:

    You are blessed, and are a blessing. Best wishes for your amazing family.

    1. Tami says:

      Aaah – thank you so much!

  2. Rithvik says:

    Thanks, I will enjoy this recipe! I really want to order that big beautiful wooden salad bowl but it’s a little too expensive for me right now. Maybe for Christmas!

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Rithvik,

      The wood bowl is worth saving for! With proper care it will last a lifetime so it is a one time purchase.

      Happy Cooking,

      Tami

  3. Karen says:

    I made the slaw last night and my husband and I both loved it! He took some with him today for lunch. This will be a regular recipe on our line up. Thank you, Tami! Everything you share is SO helpful and I love learning from videos. Today I need to re-watch Tom’s video on treating our Holland bowls – time for me to oil it.

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Karen,

      I am so delighted that you both loved the slaw! Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment – it’s greatly appreciated.
      It is so important to oil the bowl on a regular basis so it will last a lifetime – it’s really easy. Once you watch Tom do it You will have no problem doing the same.

      I hope you are having a beautiful day,
      Tami

  4. Kathi Kotelko says:

    Tami,
    I absolutely love watching your recipe videos. I wish I lived by you to take your classes! Even more I wish you lived in my house!!! Your family is very lucky! I was at the Vegas conference when you were home waiting for the birth and I thought “How lucky is that new mom to have you around to cook all these amazing dishes for her to regain her strength!” I’ve been considering the Holland Bowl purchase for some time now, and I think today is the day! I haven’t tried any of your recipes yet, but it’s on my list to try them all. You are a great teacher! My question is, are the salads in the bags you recommend organic? Our family has been as close to 100% organic for years, and we don’t purchase anything conventional and sprayed. If they are not organic, do you have recommendations that are similar that are? My family is super busy and any already done salad that will take off prep time is my best friend! Thanks!!

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Kathi,

      Unfortunately those packaged salads are not organic – oh how I wish they were. I too buy mostly organic. I don’t know off hand if any organic prepped salads to suggest. Have a look around where you shop for Organic and see what is available. When I enquirer at Trader Joe’s about the Cruciferous Crunch salad and if they could get it in organic they told me that many of their suppliers use organic growing practices but they are not certified organic. I do t know how truthful that is or isn’t. I only make a few exceptions of non organic produce. Sometimes I need something that is ready to go! Happy Cooking! Tami

  5. Kathi Kotelko says:

    Tami, I am going to order my Holland Bowl today under your affiliate. Is there a code to get the complimetary mezzaluna knife and engraving?

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Kathi,

      As long as you use my affiliate link they will know that you are ordering through Nutmeg Notebook and you don’t need any kind of code. The mezzaluna knife won’t show up on your order but they will include it in your shipment! Be sure to get your bowl engraved too! You will love your bowl and chopped salads. Happy Chopping! Thank you fir your support. Tami

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