Energy Salad

This salad helps boost thyroid function and increase your energy. Kale, rich in vitamin A, is essential to your thyroid. Add carrots, kelp flakes and sunflower seeds, then top with tahini and a pinch of celtic salt. Serves 2-4


1 bunch kale, either curly or tuscan, chopped
1/4 cup peeled carrot
1/2 to 1 Tablespoon kelp flakes (iodine)
1 avocado cubed
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds (selenium)


1/4 cup tahini (zinc)
Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
2 tsp honey
1 tsp celtic sea salt (iodine)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil


Mix the tahini, lemon, olive oil, honey, water and salt until blended. Pour the tahini dressing over kale, kelp flakes, and carrots. Let it sit for at least an hour. Then add the raisins, avocado, and sunflower seeds. This can be made and refrigerated overnight. The kale will break down and become softer from the lemon juice the longer it marinates.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Marti Wolfson