Eat: Spinach and Kale Salad

What's in it? 
-Sweet potato
-Dried cranberries 
-Red wine vinegar
-Olive Oil

I have been really into eating healthier recently so after searching high and low for delicious but also healthy looking recipes I stumbled across this. I adapted this recipe from the blog eat-yourself-skinny which has so many tasty looking things to try! Originally I made this with Quinoa, but as I forgot to buy it in (oops), I had to do without. 

I am not a massive lover of salads but this one I can make an acceptation, it is so easy to make so if you're a rubbish cook like me, it's perfect!  

What to do?
- I first prepare by cooking my chicken, usually do this in the oven at around 160 degrees C for 45 minutes (wrapped in tinfoil so it doesn't dry out)
- As the chicken is cooking, I wash peel and dice my sweet potato into (kinda) cube shapes.
- I then put the sweet potato cubes on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and garlic and pop them in the oven (at about 200 degrees C) and cook them for 30 mins (flipping them halfway through.
- As everything is cooking nicely, I hope, I wash my kale and spinach and put them in a big bowl.
- I then add cranberries, and the dressing.
-To make the dressing I used 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar, a drizzle of olive oil and a tiny little dash of honey.
- After everything is cooked pop in your potato and chicken and mix together and you're ready to rock and roll.

The original recipe uses Quinoa (which I have tried with this and is also delicious) but I also added in chicken and spinach.

I was always a really unhealthy eater, pizzas, chocolate, you name it, I ate it. It isn't until the past couple of weeks that I have made a conscious effort to eat healthier and actually think about what I am putting into my body. So far, it's going okay, I still can't resist pizza and chocolate but at least it's not every day!

I would love to hear about healthy recipes anyone recommends (preferably for beginners, because I really am an awful cook!) And any healthy eating bloggers links would be amazing!

Original recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Kale Salad


  1. I'm not a fan of kale but I LOVE anything with sweet potato in! I'm sure I could adapt this to be kale-free though, as it sounds super tasty otherwise!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

    1. Everything with sweet potato wins for me! Maybe try using other mixed greens?

  2. This looks unreal! I am now mega hungry! x

  3. mmmm! i have sweet potato left over for a salad tomorrow and i'm so looking forward to it!

    from helen at

  4. I want to try it so bad! As a student pursuing nutrition and being all for a balanced diet, this is like music to my hears.

    Breakfast at Destiny's |

    1. Let me know if you do, I'm converted (kinda) x

  5. I make a promise to myself that i will eat more healthy food!

  6. This looks lovely!



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