Crunchy Kale Salad with Yogurt Vinaigrette

Hello, Friends!  I hope you all are having a fantastic start to 2015!  You may have noticed that I took a short haitus from the blog to decompress and spend time with family.  I’ll tell you, it was the best!  I am re-energized and ready for what 2015 brings.  Many of you may have made new year’s resolutions that are diet related, so today I have partnered with General Mills and Weight Watchers to bring you a healthy recipe to try.  Not only that, but to help you also save while you lose…weight, that is!

I have been dabbling in the kitchen as of late and this recipe is one that I have deemed to be a keeper!  For you salad-lovers, this is one for the books – the Crunch Kale Salad with Yogurt Vinaigrette.  It’s a sweeter vinaigrette, but super yummy nonetheless.

salad and product

To start, General Mills and Weight Watchers have provided you with some coupons to help you also keep your new year’s budget resolutions in check!  Download a print version here or upload a digital version here.  I used the coupons at Publix (where all of the items pictured below can be found), and saved some money while shopping for my healthy meal planning and cooking this week.

Printable Coupons:
Visit www(dot)ReadyPlanSave(dot)com to clip and print your coupons. Available while supplies last.
• Save $.40 when you buy SIX CUPS any variety Yoplait® Yogurt
• Save $1.00 when you buy FIVE CUPS any variety Yoplait® Greek or Yoplait® Greek 100 yogurt
• Save $0.80 when you buy 4 any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables

Direct to Card Coupons:
Visit https://publix(dot)couponselectionpage(dot)com/offers/all to sign-in and find these coupons. Available while supplies last.
• Save $1 when you buy 4 Progresso™ products (excludes Progresso™ Pasta Bowl)
• Save $.40 when you buy SIX CUPS any variety Yoplait® Yogurt
• Save $1.00 when you buy FIVE CUPS any variety Yoplait® Greek or Yoplait® Greek 100 yogurt
• Save $0.80 when you buy 4 any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables

In-Store Savings
In addition to our digital coupons, save in-store! Offers available at your local Publix store from 1/1 to 1/7. Dates might very in certain markets.
•    Green Giant 4-packs: BOGO
•    Green Giant Frozen Vegetables: BOGO
•    Progresso Soups: BOGO

I am keen on recipes that don’t take too long to make because I have two kids that want to eat everything in sight the second we walk into the house!  So quick and easy recipes are the key to my sanity. 🙂  This recipe took maybe 15 minutes to make.  Perfect for the busy household and for weeknight meals.  Here’s the Yoplait recipe.  A web/printable version is also available here:

1 bunch kale with stems removed
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Yogurt Vinaigrette
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Yoplait® Greek 100 vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (I used 2 tablespoons of a fat free raspberry vinaigrette because it was about to expire!)
1tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons coarse-grained Dijon mustard ( I used regular Dijon mustard)
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1/4 cup Nature Valley™ oats ‘n honey protein granola
1/4 cup dried cranberries
  1. In large bowl, mix kale, 1/4 cup olive oil and the salt. Massage with your hands 2 to 3 minutes or until kale softens slightly.
  2. In blender or food processor, place Yogurt Vinaigrette ingredients. Cover; blend or process until smooth.
  3. Divide kale among 4 plates. Drizzle with vinaigrette; top with granola and dried cranberries. Pass any remaining dressing.
Makes 4 servings
Yogurt Dressing IngredientsMixing ingredientsfinished yogurt mixkale salad with meal
Trust me, it’s as delicious as it looks!!  Definitely worth trying at least once.
That’s not all!  I’m also hosting a GIVEAWAY!!
What a great way to start the year, right?? General Mills is giving away one amazing gift basket to one lucky winner!
The winner will receive a basket of Weight-Watchers endorsed products including salad tongs, a dressing emulsifier, and salad shears.
Here’s what you have to do:
  1. Visit each of the following recipe sites for recipe inspiration:
    1. Yoplait Recipes
    2. Green Giant Recipes
    3. Progresso Recipes
  2. Comment below with the dish you plan to make using Weight-watchers/General Mills products from one, some, or all of the recipe websites.

The basket will be sent to the winner directly from General Mills.  Exciting, right?!  So visit the sites, check out the coupons, go shopping, and make some amazing meals this year!  Don’t forget to leave a comment below!  If you post on Instagram or Twitter, please be sure to tag me and I’ll retweet/repost your creations. 🙂

Until next time!  Stay chic!

Publix-GMI-WW Giveaway Package

Giveaway prize for one lucky winner! Don’t forget to click on all three links and leave a comment below to be entered to win!

15 thoughts on “Crunchy Kale Salad with Yogurt Vinaigrette

  1. Ashley Paige says:

    Oh wow- the Yogurt Confetti Dip looks amazing but so does the egg white veggie fritatta! I guess I’ll just have to try both along with this awesome dressing recpie! Thanks for sharing. it’ll be just what I need to break out of my Kale Chips Only kale routine


    • Chic in Academia says:

      I want to try them all as well!! So many choices! You know, I’ve never tried Kale chips, but now might be the time. Thanks for taking the time to read this and check out the recipes!!


    • Chic in Academia says:

      Thanks for your comment, Linda! Yes, I had only had kale once before, but now that I have this bag, I’ve had kale salad for dinner every night! It’s also surprisingly filling! Let me know what you think of the dressing. 🙂


  2. Sarah Hall says:

    With the Yoplait, I would make the Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip. With the Green Giant, I would make Smoked Turkey & Lentil Vegetable Soup. With the Progresso, I would make the Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole.


      • Chic in Academia says:

        Hi, love! You are the winner of the giveaway!! Please email me your contact information (name, mailing address and email) so that the gift basket can be sent to you! Thanks for entering and congratulations!!


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