If you’re looking for something to help you keep your new year’s resolution to eat healthier, a kale salad is a good option.

The sturdy green contains vitamins A and C, folic acid, calcium and iron.

But there’s also another reason to sing kale’s praises: You can go ahead and dress this quinoa kale salad with raisins and almonds in advance to allow the kale to soften and the flavors to meld.

Cooking tips: You could use any type of cooked quinoa that you have. We used Bob’s Red Mill tri-color for this recipe. Cook quinoa according to package directions.

Toasting the almonds intensifies the flavor. To toast the almonds, spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted.