Modern Greek Kale Salad with Tomato Quinoa Sofrito

Inspired by Panera Bread, this Modern Greek Kale Salad is healthy and delicious! Fresh and nutritious kale with romaine are the bed for diced cucumber, kalamata olives, sliced cooked chicken, crumbled feta, toasted almonds and a tomato quinoa sofrito that adds a modern twist and nutritious boost to this salad. Serves 4 in about an hour and is great for meal prep!

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A little over a week ago, Malloree finally got her braces. After two years with either an expander or a retainer to hold the expansion, and losing about 8 or 9 teeth along the way, we went in to the appointment hoping for the go ahead and that we would finally be able to make an appointment. I’ve never witness anyone more eager to get her braces on in my life. Long story, short she left that morning check up with a shiny silver grill. Just when I though she couldn’t be any cuter, she gets braces. So CUTE.

I’ll spare you the details that in the wake of me being excited for Mal getting braces, I slipped on a patch of black ice in the parking lot, landing quick and hard bruising just about the entire left side of my body. My hip taking the brunt, I was emotionally bruised as well (read: embarrassed).

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After dropping Mal (and her grill😬) off at school, I had some errands to run and I WAS STARVING. So I stopped by Panera because a) they have a drive through and b) I’m always game for a soup and salad combo. Since my favorite soup and salad is seasonal and temporarily off the menu, I was forced to try something new and so I ordered the first thing I saw on the menu, their modern greek salad, adding chicken to it along with a bowl of tomato soup.

The next day, I made my own version of their modern greek kale salad because I loved it so much and had it again just yesterday when I took Haileigh and Malloree shopping and to lunch.

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