Kale and Cranberry Salad

Hey Everyone: Notice that we have been low or out of chalk the past week? Now I wish I could say this was a great planned ploy by yours truly to teach you that you don’t need to cover yourself in chalk before every rep of every movement. Rather the snowstorm delayed our shipment and it just ended up that we didn’t get it until today. Guess what? WE ALL SURVIVED! Just because we have chalk coming out the wazzoo now doesn’t mean we should all go back to rubbing it over every crevice of our body before and after each rep.

Chalk is certainly our friend and helpful when holding onto things but now take notice of how much reaching for the chalk bucket is a crutch (kind of like that water gulp that actually does not physiologically for us). 


Kale is rich in calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, antioxidants, fiber, and sulphur-containing phytonutrients. Who needs a multivitamin when you can eat kale? This salad will keep for two days. Throw some chicken on top and BAM – dinner, lunch and dinner!
Kale and Cranberry Salad

6 cups of chopped kale
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 dried cranberries (preferably fruit juice sweetened – Great website to buy dried fruit from Steve’s Paleo Goods: http://www.stevespaleogoods.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1827)
2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
2 TBSP maple syrup
1 TBSP grainy mustard
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

1. In a large bowl toss together kale, almonds, and cranberries.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and mustard.
3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste.



Strength: Push Press


WOD: 10 Minutes
50 Double Unders
40 STOH 135/95
30 Ring Dips
20 Clapping Push-ups *

*20 Deficit Handstand Push-ups, hands on 45/35# plates and head to floor/panel mat (Rx only)

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