Tag Archives: kale

Firecracker Wraps

27 Aug

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Simple Detox Kale Salad

13 Jun

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Does anyone else crave greens at times? I know my body does!  When I need to curb my craving I go for this simple & quick detox kale salad!  It’s light, refreshing, and just what my  body needed!

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Twice Baked Potato Stuffed with Baby Kale, Spinach, Cheddar

15 Apr

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Leftover Mashup: Perfect Paprika Rice, Black Bean Sauce, Hollandaise Drizzle with Roasted Potatoes and Kale

4 Mar

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Every week before going grocery shopping I plan a menu for the week & I make sure to go through my refrigerator & pantry to see what ingredients are needed.  I’ve found this method produces much less food waste, if any.  I had leftovers of my Zesty Black Bean Soup that I’ve already used for two dinners and two lunches and still had leftovers.  I love this soup, but I’m sure you’ve gotten tired of a single food item once in your life 😉 .  I had cooked up my V’eegan Benedict earlier in the week and had leftover Veganized Healthafied Hollandaise Sauce & thought why not combine the two into a mashup meal?! Continue reading

Powerhouse Burger: Millet, Sweet Potatoes, and Kale

27 Feb

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Burgers ‘n Wings.  Wait, stop right there, burgers AND wings?  How is that eating whole?!  I’ve healthafied the everyday American junk food.  These powerhouse burgers contain millet, sweet potatoes, and kale.

The sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin C, folate, calcium, potassium, and beta-carotene.  In fact, the vitamin C from the sweet potatoes helps your body absorb the non-heme iron in the kale.  Did you know there are two kinds of iron? Iron that is plant-sourced (from leafy greens, beans for example) is non-heme, so fellow plant-based eaters listen up: it is important to pair your leafy greens with a source of vitamin C (sweet peppers, tomatoes, grapefruit juice, oranges, strawberries for example).  It’s simple: your body absorbs iron better when paired with vitamin C (http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/iron.php).

Millet isn’t just for the birds; it’s a little powerhouse seed on it’s own!  It’s a good source of fiber, manganese, phosphorus, tryptophan, and protein (interested in learning more? check out all the benefits here).  See, Burgers ‘N Wings: Healthafied!

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Creamy Potato Kale Soup

5 Dec

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No milk or cream is needed for this delectable creamy potato soup!  This recipe yields 4 servings & the flavors meld even more the following day, making this the perfect leftover soup for lunch! Continue reading

Harvested Cranberry Bean Stew and Delicata Squash

9 Nov

This was my first time having cranberry beans, and I’m almost embarrassed to say, farm-fresh beans!!  Where have I been hiding?!  These beans were absolutely delicious; packed with folate, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and protein, just to name a few. 

This was a delicious quick and easy stew for dinner with family.  If you don’t have cranberry beans, don’t fret!  Any beans would be delicious substitution (especially cannelloni beans).  Tired of beans?  Cubed tofu would be a great substitution as well!

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