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Our Bam! Baby Kale is perfect for making this nutrient-dense, healthy kale pesto recipe, among other things like smoothies, kale Caesar salads and kale chips.

Want to incorporate more kale into your diet? Try this Kale Pesto recipe created exclusively for us by Hannah Hiller of Detroit is for Foodies.

🍃 Kale Pesto Recipe 🍃

  • 1 package Bam! Baby Kale
  • 2-3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil

First, blanch the baby kale. Bring a medium pot of water to a rolling boil, season with salt, and add the baby kale. Boil the kale for 1 minute and then drain really well. When cool you may use your hands or paper towel to remove some of the water.

Add the kale, garlic, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper to a food processor or blender and mix well. Then, slowly add the avocado oil as the mixer is on.

You can substitute Parmesan cheese for nutritional yeast if you’d like and you can always add nuts to this pesto as well. Otherwise, the recipe is vegan if you use nutritional yeast!

This pesto is great on pasta, eggs, grilled meats, as a dip, and so much more! Enjoy!

 

This grilled steak salad with blackened corn is a favorite of Amber from Mommy Gone Healthy. If you need some fresh inspiration, give this one a try!!

To make this salad, start off with a hearty bed of Michigan Spring Mix. Top with grilled steak & charred corn (drizzle EVOO on corn cobs and grill with your steak), add your veggies (tomatoes, red onion, peppers, cucumbers), a generous amount of blue cheese and drizzle with herby balsamic dressing.

Herby balsamic dressing ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 T. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ T dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 T. chopped fine fresh basil
  • 1 T. chopped fine fresh parsley

Italian Chopped Salad Pizza

Our friend Amber over at Mommy Gone Healthy found a way to combine two favorites into one unique mashup dish – salad and pizza!

 

This Italian Chopped Salad Pizza has any number of variations you could make to customize it to your taste, but however you make it, it’s a winner for adults and kids alike. This version uses our Great Lakes Gourmet Mix to make a delightful Italian Salad.

 

Recipe is on her site over at Mommy Gone Healthy:

For all the BLT lovers, here’s a lightened up, low-carb option made with our Buttery Bibb lettuce! This includes three fun variations with delicious flavors! Buttery Bibb’s soft leaves are perfect for lettuce wraps:

BLT Lettuce Wraps 3 Ways

Start with one Bibb leaf laid out on plate or cutting board. Then add:

  • Bacon, tomato, hard boiled egg, mayo, chives, OR
  • Bacon, tomato, blue cheese, OR
  • Bacon, tomato, avocado, greek yogurt ranch sauce (¼ c. greek yogurt, 1 tbsp mayo, 1-2 tbsp milk, ranch seasoning powder)

This satisfies the BLT flavor profile without all the carbs, and adds a little extra flavor in each one with unexpected ingredients. Enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Amber Battishill at @mommygonehealthy.