I just saw a GIF on Facebook from the movie ‘Hocus Pocus‘ that was of the 3 main witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) with their faces looking absolutely shocked. The text on the GIF said, “When someone tells me they’re not excited for fall.”
My face would be the same as those three witches – I LOVE fall. I am so excited to be giving birth at the end of September, because October is my all-time favorite month, and I can’t wait to take stroller walks with the baby and smell the fall foliage and feel that cool, crisp breeze.
Although I’m savoring every last minute of alone time with Lu and summer weather, I’m secretly more excited for fall than I am for summer. Luckily, this summer hasn’t been as brutal as last summer – I felt like last summer in this area it was high 90s every day for weeks at at time.
This photograph is another ‘oldie but a goodie’ that my girl Sarah from Broma Bakery re-photographed for me. The sweet potato noodles make it a bit more fall-inspired, but you could swap the kale for spinach and the sweet potatoes for zucchini and make this into a summer version!
The sweet potato noodles with the spicy chickpeas bring protein and texture to this salad and what better dressing than a vegan caesar to top off the fluffy, tough kale? This caesar dressing has the consistency of a traditional caesar dressing, without the thick mayonnaise aftertaste or the anchovies. If you’re not vegan and just dairy-free, you can add a little less than a teaspoon of minced anchovy filets for that classic caesar taste.
Also, if you’re not vegan, you can add some grilled chicken for extra protein and flavor. I love this salad as is – the warmth of the kale and sweet potato noodles is an idyllic combo for a crisp fall day – or just a summer day when you’re channeling the fall?
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 10 points
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