Go Green with My Healthy Easy Recipe: Kale and White Beans
Of course, I featured my recipe for Tasty Kale and White Beans on my healthy food blog. WebMD selected this easy kale recipe from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook for their slide show on “13 Ways to Eat More Greens.” Talk about exciting! WebMd believes in healthy cooking and my healthy easy recipes fit their guidelines and I have some delcious kale recipes! It’s not just for the environment—going green is also important for your health as foods such as kale, collard greens, spinach, and green cabbage offer a variety or fiber, nutrients, and vitamins. Pass up the iceberg lettuce and go for the deeper colored greens in your meals. Think about “go green” with what you eat!
Go Green with Delcious Easy Kale Recipes
Kale is all the rage these days, and I was so excited when WebMD featured Tasty Kale and White Beans (recipe below) from my trim&TERRIFIC Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle At Any Age cookbook. Italian country cooks have simmered greens and buttery white beans together for years. I thought you would enjoy my updated simple kale recipes. I added Canadian bacon for a meaty flavor and it has less fat than regular bacon. With a few pantry friendly ingredients and a few minutes, this kale stir fry is done!
Also, the slide show featured my recipe for Bok Choy Salad, and several other recipes on this ‘Cooking With Greens‘ slideshow.
Tasty Kale and White Beans from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook
Never cooked kale before? This recipe truly knocked it out of the park! One I will repeat many times.
Makes 6 servings
1/3 cup diced Canadian bacon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 pound kale, chopped (about 6 cups)
1 (15-ounce) can Great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup fat-free chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
1. In large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat, cook Canadian bacon until turns golden brown, several minutes. Add oil and onion, sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
2. Add kale, beans and broth and cook, stirring, about 10 minutes or until kale is tender. Season to taste.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 137 Calories from fat 21% Fat 3g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 4mg Sodium 365mg Carbohydrate 20g Dietary Fiber 6g Sugars 2g Protein 8g Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat
Spicy Advice: Kale, from the cabbage family, is very nutritious with powerful antioxidants.
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