Due to some recent dietary restrictions imposed by the doctor, I’ve been trying to make certain family members eat healthier. As such, I have been searching everywhere for good, healthy foods.
Kale is a superfood. Were you aware of this fact? Apparently, it is crazy healthy. It lowers cholesterol, reduces risk of some cancers, and has a ton of other benefits. [note: i am not a doctor. nor am i a nutritionist. i learned these things from the internets.] I’ve always been hesitant about making kale, because it has a reputation for being bitter bitter bitter!
That being said, I recently bought a salad blend chock full o’ crazy healthy greens INCLUDING chard – which is also supposed to be bitter – and it was delicious. Soooo I decided to brave the bitter. What’s the worst that could happen? If it came out bitter I just wouldn’t make it again.
So kale it was. And let me just tell you, it was crazy good. I mean beyond delicious. Who knew? It has an underlying bitterness, but it’s actually pleasant in its bitterness. I don’t even know how to explain it.
And so we (well… three of us anyway – the younger two kids did NOT like it. Though my son said that it’s better than the other kale that he’s had, which he hated. This just wasn’t his favorite) have a new veggie in the “love it!” category.
Since it’s completely delicious and non-threatening, I immediately thought about sharing the recipe with y’all!
Erm. Unfortunately, I didn’t think about it until after it was all eaten. So no pictures of the finished product, alas…
But here’s the recipe (adapted from American Diabetes Association):
- Heat two teaspoons of sesame oil in a large pan.
- Tdd 2 -3 cloves minced garlic, and toss for 10 seconds.
- Add 1 large bag (16 oz) chopped kale (or if you’ve got whole kale, get about 1.5 lbs, remove the tough stems, cut into 1″-2″ pieces) and 1/4 c chicken broth.
- Cover and steam for 3 mins.
- Add 1 tablespoon of lite soy sauce, 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds, a little fresh pepper.
- Toss all together et voila. Deliciousness!
Have you discovered any amazing superfoods that you love? Anything you eat when you’re trying to be really healthy? Let me know!