With a lemon dressing, this light and refreshing kale quinoa salad is a nutritional powerhouse. Toasted pecans, dried berries, veggies and herbs add additional health protection. Kale is known as the "queen of greens" for good reason. it is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. It lowers bad cholesterol and boosts good cholesterol. It may help fight infection. Kale is associated with reduced risk of kidney cancer. Quinoa is a gluten free whole grain food that is a great source of complete protein containing all 9 amino acids. It contains two flavanoids, quercetin and kaempferol, that have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-cancer and anti-depressant effects. It is high in fiber which helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar. Nuts, particularly pecans, steal the show for cancer prevention, as do lemons and cranberries. Pecan and walnuts seem to help prevent breast cancer and pancreatic cancer.