Staying the course with nutrition is often the hardest part of a healthy lifestyle change. And with nearly 80% of body composition transformation success being tied into proper nutrition, it’s quite possibly the most important part of the equation. One thing that makes it incredibly difficult is a lack of knowledge when it comes to recipes and the thought that, “It just isn’t going to taste very good.” That’s why Actualize  provides healthy, balanced recipes once a month to help you get new food into your rotation. Healthy can be delicious and these recipes will prove it!

Here is April’s Food for Thought Recipe

April is a good month to start enjoying the change in weather and trying new things. How about something light and refreshing for this month’s recipe of the month?

Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette


  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 6 oz cooked chicken
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/8 cup chopped pecans

For the Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/8 cup apple salad vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsps freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 Meyer lemon


  1. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and lemon zest in a small bowl. Set aside
  2. To assemble the rest of the salad, place kale in a large bowl, top with quinoa, pomegranatre arils, chicken and pecans.
  3. Pour dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine.
  4. Serve immediately.
  5. Enjoy!

Healthy can be delicious if you find the right recipe. Start a rotating list of your favorites so you’re never left without a plan. If you are looking for new ways to improve your nutrition, please connect with your assigned Actualize Coach–we’re here to help!

Coach Blaine

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