Kale & Quinoa Salad with Cranberries & Almonds - The Perfect Holiday Dish | Trio Nutrition

Kale & Quinoa Salad with Cranberries & Almonds - The Perfect Holiday Dish | Trio Nutrition

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🌿 This salad is a great way to get your daily dose of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It's also a good source of protein and fiber, making it a satisfying meal or snack. The cranberries and almonds add a touch of sweetness and crunch, while the dressing adds a zesty flavor.  It is a satisfying meal or snack that can be prepared ahead of time. Perfect for the Christmas Season. 🎅🌿 Here is a chart with the nutritional guide to this recipe:












Protein (g)





Fat (g)





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This salad is sure to be a hit at your next holiday gathering. It's healthy, delicious, and easy to make. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try today!  Here what's special about this salad:

  • It's packed with nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, calcium, and iron.
  • It's raw, which means it retains all of its vitamins and minerals.
  • It's easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time.
  • It's festive and perfect for a holiday meal.

Checkout the vitamins and minerals in kale, quinoa, cranberries, and almonds:







Vitamin C

80.4 mg

0 mg

4.6 mg

0 mg

Vitamin K

111.2 mcg

2.4 mcg

14 mcg

25.9 mcg


187 mg

553 mg

250 mg

208 mg


177 mg

34 mg

16 mg

75 mg


1.1 mg

2.7 mg

0.6 mg

1.7 mg



  • Vitamin C: Kale is an excellent source of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. Vitamin C is also important for immune function and collagen production.
  • Vitamin K: Vitamin K is important for blood clotting and bone health. Quinoa is a good source of vitamin K, while cranberries and almonds contain small amounts.
  • Potassium: Potassium is an important mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. Kale, quinoa, and cranberries are all good sources of potassium.
  • Calcium: Calcium is important for bone health. Kale is an excellent source of calcium, while quinoa, cranberries, and almonds contain small amounts.
  • Iron: Iron is important for carrying oxygen in the blood. Kale is a good source of iron, while quinoa, cranberries, and almonds contain small amounts.


🌿 And, for a stress-free holiday, couple this recipe with Trio Nutrition's World Famous Magximum: magnesium glycinate, Vitamin K2 & D3. Why? Because if you are looking for a way to improve your health using supplements, for a stress-free holiday season and calm, consider taking Trio Nutrition’s World Famous Magximum.  Magximum is the world's first magnesium glycinate supplement to also contain Vitamin K2, D3 and MCT Oil Powder - all in a vegetarian capsule.  Magximum promotes calm so you can de-stress.

Most important, you can couple this healthy recipe with Nirvana Kombucha by Trio Nutrition a nutritional supplement with a unique blend of probiotics and prebiotics for an extra boost to banish the bloating, enhance energy and immunity and to totally rejuvenate your gut. With the World-Famous Nirvana Kombucha, you can experience the benefits of a diverse range of probiotic strains, the synergy of prebiotics: the world's first multi-strain probiotic blend and prebiotic combined with Organic Kombucha tea, all encapsulated in a vegetarian capsule with a delayed release mechanism. 🌿

Here is the recipe so you can be a hit at your next Christmas Gathering with this Festive Kale & Quinoa Salad with Cranberries & Almonds 🎅:


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, toast almonds in a small skillet over medium heat until golden brown.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, toasted almonds, dried cranberries, and chopped kale.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice, maple syrup, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  6. Serve immediately.

Bonus Tips:

  • For a more flavorful salad, let the dressing marinate with the kale for 30 minutes before serving.
  • You can also add other chopped vegetables to the salad, such as carrots, celery, or cucumber.
  • If you don't have any dried cranberries, you can use fresh cranberries instead. Just wash and chop them before adding them to the salad.
  • This salad is a great source of protein and fiber, making it a healthy and filling meal or snack.


Finally, we wish you have a wonderful Holiday Season 🎅, and remember to always prioritize a balanced diet and consult with a healthcare professional for personalized guidance on your supplement choices to achieve optimal health outcomes.  🌿

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