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Before I started my own Health Coaching Practice, I was an Engineer.  While many people are surprised to hear that I actually practiced engineering for 9 years, I do still have some of my engineering tendencies!  For example, I get in a food rut sometimes and find myself stuck on eating the same recipe over and over again.

Can you relate?

Well, this one is a good one to get stuck on and it’s my favorite new salad. I brought it to a friend who was going through a hard time and she love it. I also shared it in my nutrition workshop at Pure Barre last night and everyone gobbled it up, so I wanted to share it with you!

The Rainbow salad is all about color and texture. The idea of this salad is to get as many different colors and nutrients in as possible along with cruciferous veggies which are especially good for hormonal health. I especially try to get cruciferous veggies into my diet every single day at least 1-2 servings! They contain a compound called indole-3-carbinol that helps detoxify excess estrogen that can cause hormonal issues like PMS, mood swings, anxiety, depression and even PCOS and Endometriosis!

What I love about this salad is that I can make it on Sunday and it will last all week long!

Rainbow Salad Recipe
  • 4 cups kale chopped
  • 2 cups Brussels Sprouts chopped
  • 3 cups Cabbage (Red and Green)
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 1/3 cup Cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds

Dressing

  • 2 TBSP Maple Syrup
  • 1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Combine all salad ingredients into a bowl.  Combine dressing ingredients into a small mason jar and shake.  Pour dressing over salad ingredients and massage with hands.  P.S. Trader Joes has a pre-mixed salad with most of the salad ingredients in it already. Buy a bag and just make the dressing – super simple and easy!

And before I let you go, I want to let you know about my 21 DAY FALL CHALLENGE program that will start right after Halloween and end right before Thanksgiving. I’m excited to do this myself and just imagine how you will feel going into the holidays feeling amazing!

Lastly, We are in the middle of our Free online Crocktober event and it’s not too late to join us on the facebook group here to get some family friendly crockpot, instantpot and soup recipes!