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Healthy Brown Rice Salad w/ Kale + Sesame Seeds

Healthy Brown Rice Salad w/ Kale + Sesame Seeds | Well and Full

Today’s recipe is quite appropriate for a little announcement that I’ve been sitting on… if any of you didn’t see this on my Super Green Detox Salad post, I am now excited to announce that I’ve decided to get my certification in Holistic Nutrition. I haven’t chosen a program yet, but my goal is concrete and I hope to one day be a CHN (certified holistic nutritionist). This goal is lightyears away from my current career path as a data management consultant. But after so many years of letting others influence my academic and career paths, I’ve decided to finally do what want to do.

This will not only be a huge change for my career, but for my life. I’ve never really known what it’s like to do what I want; to follow my own dreams. But my choice to pursue holistic nutrition is spurred by my love of food (obviously!) and my love of helping others. Being a holistic nutritional counselor, I can help others with their health goals and how to live their best lives possible. I would also like to use this space to educate about nutrition to my readers, much like my idol, Sarah B. of My New Roots, who is also a holistic nutritionist!

I’ll definitely be posting more details as I choose the program that’s right for me. But I wanted to send a special shout out of Sophie of The Green Life, who graciously answered a ton of my questions about transitioning from corporate life and becoming a holistic nutritionist. You’re the best, lady! :)

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Healthy Brown Rice Salad w/ Kale + Sesame Seeds | Well and Full
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Healthy Brown Rice Salad w/ Kale + Sesame Seeds

This easy, healthy brown rice salad is perfect as a snack or as lunch on the go!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 Salads

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 Cup Brown Rice uncooked
  • 3 Cups Kale chopped
  • 1 Tbs Hemp Seeds
  • 1 Tbs White Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tbs Black Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Mung Bean Sprouts
  • 2 Tbs Shoyu
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • Squeeze Fresh Lime

Roasted Pepitas

  • 1/2 Cup Pepitas
  • Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the brown rice according to manufacturer's instructions. When done, let cool and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to a low broil. Mix pepitas, olive oil, salt and pepper until well combined. On a baking tray lined with parchment paper, broil pepitas for about 1-2 minutes, or until browned. Set aside for later.
  3. Combine all salad ingredients and toss until evenly combined. Add in shoyu, red pepper, and lime, and mix well. Mix in roasted pepitas.
  4. Garnish with any extra seeds and extra red pepper flakes (if desired).
  5. Enjoy!

Healthy Brown Rice Salad w/ Kale + Sesame Seeds | Well and Full

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34 Comments

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    January 6, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Congrats dear! That’s going to be so fulfilling to peruse!

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      Sarah
      January 7, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you Rebecca!! <3 :D

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    January 6, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Yay!! Big time congrats to you – that is such exciting news and I look forward to reading all of your healthy tips! I love the looks of this salad too. So many textures to enjoy :)

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      Sarah
      January 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Thank you so much Katrina!! :D

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    Sophie | The Green Life
    January 6, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Ah YAYY!! I’m SO SO SO happy for you Sarah!! That’s amazing! You’ve just made the best decision of your life, I tell you! You will love it, and you will rock it, girl! There’s no better feeling than finally finding a sense of purpose and living according to your own truth. I’m so excited for you and I can’t wait to keep following your journey here. A big congrats friend, I’m sure the decision wasn’t easy but I know you won’t regret it. Cheers to an exciting and fulfilling adventure! Big hugs. xo

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      Sarah
      January 7, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Aww thank you Sophie!! Sending a huugee hug your way!! XO <3 :D

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    Traci | Vanilla And Bean
    January 6, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Hooray Sarah! No doubt living your dream is the best way to wake up every day feeling energized and ready to take on the day! I’m so happy for you! This salad is simply dreamy my dear. Absolutely lovin all the seedy goodness in this!

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      Sarah
      January 7, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you Traci!! <3 :)

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    danielle is rooting the sun
    January 6, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Major congratulations Sarah – I can only imagine the elation and fulfillment surrounding this decision and beautiful transition in your life. Doing what drives you, motivates you, and gives you all of your passion is what life is about to me. So happy for you, and this salad is a winner with me. ♥

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      Sarah
      January 7, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you Danielle!! I feel really great knowing I’m finally on the right path :D

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    Nissrine @ Harmony a la Carte
    January 7, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Fantastic! Good for you. I can relate, as I made the leap last year and started my journey to becoming a holistic nutritionist. I felt ‘lost’ after moving across the Atlantic, not knowing what I wanted to do next. I too was inspired by Sarah at My New Roots and decided to take the plunge. I have a year left and it’s been the best decision ever, to be able to work towards something I’m passionate about. Congratulations and best of luck to you on your journey.

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      Sarah
      January 7, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      I feel like Sarah B has inspired so many people to become holistic nutritionists! And it’s so great because we bloggers are really shaping the dialogue around healthy eating. The more nutritionists the merrier! :D

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    My A
    January 7, 2016 at 11:26 am

    I found you through instagram and I’ve been amazed! This is my new favorite blog! I can’t believe how good your recipes are!! I’m utterly in love with this website!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 7, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you so much!!!! I’m so glad you stopped by! <3

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    Katya
    January 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Hi Sarah! I’m new to your blog but I’m already loving it so much! I love your attitude to food and good luck with your new course. Live your dream :)))

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 7, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you so much for leaving a note, Katya! It means a lot to me <3 :)

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    Maya | Spice + Sprout
    January 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Sarah! This is so exciting! I am very happy for you :):) It sounds like you are on a path that will make you happy and motivated by your work <3

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 7, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you Maya!! :D

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    genevieve @ gratitude & greens
    January 7, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    So so happy for you!! I can’t wait to hear about all the wonderful things you get up to during your journey to becoming a holistic nutritionist! <3

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 10, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks Gen!! <3

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    Laura
    January 8, 2016 at 10:38 am

    So excited to hear about your new life plans – I’m actually halfway through the program now en route to becoming a CHN and I am loving it. Definitely very applicable to us as healthy bloggers too! I know you will enjoy. Oh, and your salad looks delightful:)

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      Sarah
      January 9, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      No way!! That’s awesome Laura! Good luck on your journey as well <3

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    Consuelo | Earthly Taste
    January 8, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Congrats! Well done girl, it must feel amazing! And this salad looks unreal :) Pinning! xx

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      Sarah
      January 9, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks girl! :D

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    Jessie @ Chasing Belle
    January 9, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I love how simple and healthful this beautiful bowl/salad is. The perfect nutritious weekday meal!

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      Sarah
      January 9, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks Jessie! :D

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    Jodi
    January 10, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Yay yay yay! Congratulations Sarah – what a fantastic choice to make! I’m sure you will LOVE it! The perfect way to start the year off right – can’t wait to follow along with you on this journey. And loving the dressing on this salad – your recipes are so simple and nourishing looking – happy sunday to you! x

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      Sarah
      January 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Thank you so much Jodi!! I’m so excited to see where the journey takes me :D

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    Roxana
    January 11, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Congrats and I can’t wait to see more recipes!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      January 11, 2016 at 10:55 am

      Thank you Roxana!! :D

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