Friday, March 26, 2010

Boxer's Diet Week 4 - It's So Easy Eating Green

So I've decided that kale is my new, most favourite green food ever! It is such an amazing power food, packed full of nutrients and vitamins, it's so yummy and versatile I think I could eat it every day, oh wait I have been lol.

Here are a couple amazing recipes I made and enjoyed this week using Kale:



Cranberry Kale Salad

Ingredients
5 - 6 leafy branches of fresh, washed kale
1.5 tsp olive oil
1 tsp Mrs. Dash Garlic n Herb mix
2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1-2 tbsp dried cranberries

1. Wash and pat-dry the Kale. Chop or break apart into medium-size pieces.
2. Using a frying pan heat the olive oil on med-high heat just high enough to satay the kale.
3. Satay the kale for about 2 minutes or until all leaves are covered in olive oil. Add Mrs. Dash seasoning.
4. After about 4 minutes add the pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Add the balsamic vinegar and turn off the stove.
5. Satay for another 1-2 minutes as the heat dies down.  Add the cranberries, mix in well.
6. Serve in a large bowl and enjoy!




Orange Kale Salad

Ingredients
5-6 leafy branches of fresh, washed kale
1 tbsp olive oil
1-2 tsp Mrs. Dash Chipotle Chili spice
1 tbsp pine nuts, preferably roasted
2-3 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 orange, peeled and sliced

1. Wash and pat-dry the Kale. Chop or break apart into medium-size pieces.
2. Using a frying pan heat the olive oil on med-high heat just high enough to satay the kale.
3. Satay the kale for about 2 minutes or until all leaves are covered in olive oil. Add Mrs. Dash seasoning.
4. After about 4 minutes add the pine nutes. Add the balsamic vinegar and turn off the stove.
5. Satay for another 1-2 minutes as the heat dies down. Add the orange slices when serving.
6. Enjoy!

Want to learn more about the Health Benefits of Kale?
Check out this site: Health Benefits of Kale

It's a Wonderful Treat!

3 comments:

charkstudios said...

Love your fantastic pictures on your post and gives me an idea to figure out new stuff to frame my pictures on my own blog!

Your greens look fantastic!

Namaste!

Sarah-Lyn said...

Thank you so much for the compliments, I'm glad I can inspire! :)

Cheers,
SL

Sissa said...

Mmm, the Kale and cranberry recipe has me salivating!

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