This post is sponsored by Sprouts Farmer’s Market, but opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that I love!
I don’t know about you, but I am just so excited that the warm weather is here. I absolutely love salads for many reasons. They are easy, healthy and convenient. Did you know April 23rd is National Picnic Day? Nothing says picnic better than a healthy salad full of fresh ingredients. If you are looking for healthy salad dressing recipes, check out this post.
I was thrilled when Sprouts contacted me because it’s literally my most favorite place to shop EVER. I go there so much that the employees know me and ask how my girls are doing.
Their passion statement says it all:
“We believe healthy living is a journey and every meal is a choice. We love to inspire, educate and empower every person to eat healthier and live a better life.”
I find the prices at Sprouts are lower than any other grocery store’s prices, AND they have a very large organic section. My other favorite part of Sprouts is the health and beauty section. They often run by one get one free sales and I try and stock up on items then. You can see all the weekly sales on their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to organic food and healthy and beauty products, you can get eco-friendly plates and napkins that would be perfect for National Picnic Day. I love that these products are not made from trees. They are made from wheat straw. How cool is that?
In honor of National Picnic Day, Sprouts is also going to give one lucky winner a $25 gift card, so you can plan your own picnic full of healthy and environmentally friendly choices! US residents only. Winner will be notified via email.
Kale Summer Salad
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 2-3 servings
- 1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped fine (you can save the stems for vegetable broth)
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup black beans
- 1 cup cucumbers, sliced
- 1 cup sweet corn (I used frozen thawed)
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 T olive oil
- ¼ tsp chili powder
- Mix all the salad ingredients in one large bowl.
- In a small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients.
- Pour dressing over salad and toss well.