Kale Salad with Red Quinoa and Carrots

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A Healthy-Body Kale Salad for Skeptics

Popular leafy green kale is a major source of vitamin K, which plays a role in improving bone health—great news for anyone looking to lower her risk of osteoporosis. If you're not feeling the kale love, though, this salad will win you over. It starts with red quinoa, which provides a nutty crunch; then there are diagonally sliced carrot coins (they're a bit larger than circles and make the plate more eye-catching); and baby kale leaves, which are more tender than the regular-sized but just as healthy. You toss the leaves in a pomegranate-molasses-sherry vinegar dressing, for a bit of sweetness; and as a finishing touch, sprinkle on hefty doses of crumbled goat cheese and toasted, sliced almonds.

Get the recipe: Kale Salad with Red Quinoa and Carrots