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Lemon Kale and Bean Salad

Simple Vegetarian Meals – Lemon Kale and Bean Salad Recipe

This post was sponsored by S&W Beans as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. kristin lesneySpring is officially here and our girls are getting so excited about summer!! With the warmer weather coming to Southern California I’ve really started to focus more on our health. I really want to also continue to tone my body as well and dialing in on my diet while continuing weight lifting at the gym.  Not only that but this winter brutal with our girls getting sick a lot but I’ve also learned a lot recently about the real power of eating more plant based foods.

Now getting my girls to eat more plant based foods has it’s own unique struggles but kids like to be involved. Let your kids grow a garden and eat the veggies or take them shopping for things they want to to try. Like kale is fun to grow, it’s bland and not that fun so we find creative ways to get our kids to eat it. Most salads you can use little bits of kale and mix it in with an organic butter lettuce. My kids go nuts for that stuff.

S&W Beans I am a vegetarian which I have been for almost five years now so sometimes when it comes to meals we have to mix it up and make it fun! S&W Beans make every dish more exciting and beans are a really great way to get in extra protein. Their premium quality beans also come in varieties like organic and low sodium. They’re always fresh and also such an easy thing to have in our pantry for meals.  Lemon Kale and Bean Salad Recipe 

Lemon Kale and Bean Salad Recipe 

Ingredients – 

  • kale
  • butter lettuce
  • S&W Red Kidney Beans
  • S&W Garbanzo Beans
  • carrots
  • squash
  • broccoli
  • lemon
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Lemon Kale and Bean Salad Recipe

The best thing about using a lot of veggies and the beans is that you have a lot of texture in your salad. You don’t need a heavy dressing simple lemon and olive oil with salt and pepper to taste is all you need.

Lemon Kale and Bean Salad Recipe 

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How are you getting your kids to eat more vegetables? 



  1. Annemarie LeBlanc on March 23, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    I guess I was fortunate that my children were never picky eaters. The only vegetables I had difficulty giving them when they were little were eggplants and squash. Now they have no more issues having them in their meals. I do love your salad recipe. Simple but awesomely delicious looking!

    • Kristin on June 3, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      I wish they were easier. I think with all the junk foods and fun foods, they are spoiled. Im picky, my husband isnt so our kids are in between.

  2. Hip Mama's Place (@HipMamasPlace) on March 23, 2018 at 6:23 am

    I’m all about eating healthier these days. This salad looks so good and so healthy, and the ingredients are simple too!

    • Kristin on June 3, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      Easy is best. No fun spendy so much time to make healthy food… reason so many people buy these days.

  3. Joyce Brewer on March 23, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Our son loves raw vegetables because they’re crisper. I often add cucumbers to his lunch!

    • Kristin on June 3, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      Whatever works for them right?

  4. Toni | Boulder Locavore on March 22, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    I love those flavors! This salad looks delicious and refreshing.

    • Kristin on June 3, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      Was easy and delicious. The beans help to add more than just salad!

  5. Danielle Smith on March 22, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    We eat vegetarian meals on occasion. They’re not time-consuming and can be delicious. I really like this recipe.

    • Kristin on June 3, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      The beans help to add a lot. My husband isnt a fan of the whole vegetarian thing, but loves his salads! The more the better he says.

  6. Stacie on March 22, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    I love these. The beauty of vegetarian meals is their simplicity. You don’t have to spend hours on them unless you just want to.

    • Kristin on June 3, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      And can use anything around, have fun with it!