Setting SMART Goals + Kale Salad Recipe

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Setting SMART Goals

It’s a new year and that means it is time for new goals. Before setting your goals for this next year, I want you to reflect on your goals from last year. Write down which goals you accomplished, which ones were challenging, and which ones you weren’t successful accomplishing and why. This will help you set more realistic goals for this next year.

Now I want you to write down on a piece of paper everything you want to accomplish for this year. Once you have these broad goals written out, use the information below to make them SMART goals to help set you up for a successful year of accomplishing your goals!

  • Specific: Your goal should be accomplishing one specific action.
  • Measurable: Your goal should be trackable.
  • Attainable: Your goal should be realistic and achievable.
  • Relevant: Your goal should matter to you.
  • Time-bound: Your goal should have a deadline.

Featured Food and Health Benefits: Kale

Kale is a dark, leafy green vegetable that provides lots of health benefits to any recipe you add it to. Eating kale helps lower cholesterol levels, prevents certain cancers, and helps maintain a healthy body weight.

The main vitamins and minerals in Kale include…

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin C
  • Folate
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Calcium
  • Zinc

There are many ways that kale can be prepared and served. You can add kale to soups and smoothies. You can saute it with olive oil and garlic. You can bake it for a crispy snack. And you can add it to any salad recipes for an extra boost of nutrition.

Kale is a very versatile food that is loaded with good nutrients your body needs. Don’t be afraid to experiment with how you can add kale to your favorite recipes!

Kale Salad Recipe with directions

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