kale salad

If you’re anything like most and ate yourself into a Christmas food coma yesterday, you’re most likely feeling the repurcussions today. So. in the spirit of lightening things up a bit, this week’s Meatless Monday brings you the healthiest, most nutritious and diet-friendly fare to have come out of the blogosphere this last week. No need to wait ’til the New Year… 

Kale is a bonafide health food, and apparently Kale Is the New Beef, too. Kick things off with a delicious rendition of kale salad that pairs this leafy green beautifully with the season’s rubiest pomegranates. From Running with Scissors, this Raw Kale Salad with Balsamic & Pomegranate is simply divine. 

Vegan, gluten free and incredibly seasonal, this Persimmon Carpaccio with Fennel Salad fromm Herbivoracious will have you wondering why persimmons aren’t in all of your salads this time of year. 

Over at V.K. Rees Photography, a recipe for Lemon Glazed Yuca Fries with Agave Nectar is a decidedly healthier take on greasy french fries, and infinitely more interesting, too. 

Regain your nutritional balance with America’s favorite love-to-hate-it green: Broccoli. This recipe for Broccoli Soup with Almond Milk and Roasted Almonds from myBites combines ingenuity with health for some major yumminess. 

image: Running with Tweezers