Kale

Chicken, Butternut Squash and Kale Soup

Chicken, Butternut Squash and Kale Soup

Another fall/winter soup that is keeping us warm, especially with the addition of cayenne I like to add to my own bowl 🙂  I have been trying out all kinds of different soups that involve either kale, butternut, broccoli and/or chicken (or a mix). I really like this one as it is light yet satisfying.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs grass-fed butter, ghee, or coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 Cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 Cups kale, chopped
  • 4 Cups homemade chicken broth
  • 2 Cups shredded chicken, de-boned and already cooked (left over’s from making chicken broth work well)
  • Salt to taste

Optional spices for individual servings; fresh cracked pepper, cumin and cayenne

Instructions:

  1. In a large cooking pot, melt butter and sauté onions and garlic on low until onions are limp.
  2. Add butternut squash and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring to make sure they don’t stick to the pot.
  3. Then add kale and broth, bring to a boil, then simmer with the lid on for about 15 minutes or until butternut squash is tender  and still firm (not mushy).
  4. Mix in the already cooked chicken, cover with the lid and remove from heat.
  5. Wait about 5 minutes before serving.
  6. Flavor with salt and spices as desired.

Make a great portable soup when heated and stored in a thermos.

Portable Egg Muffins

 

egg muffins

Today I was featured on My Adventures In Crazytown where I shared this recipe for Portable Egg Muffins with my friend Rachel.

These make great on the go food and great in lunchboxes. To see the recipe, please click here.

 

 

7 Days of Green Monster Smoothies

Here is a link to an amazing website that I follow daily. There is a variety of ways to make this great tasting green smoothie, you can even add a whole food protein source, which is included.

If you need it sweet to get used to it, add raw honey to taste, about 1 tbs. to begin with, then decrease as you get used to it. The honey will add extra health benefits as well.

7 Days of Green Monster Smoothies

I am working on gathering a variety of smoothie recipes, look out for it.

7 Days of Green Monster Smoothies

Here is a link to an amazing website that I follow daily. There is a variety of ways to make this great tasting green smoothie, you can even add a whole food protein source, which is included.

If you need it sweet to get used to it, add raw honey to taste, about 1 tbs. to begin with, then decrease as you get used to it. The honey will add extra health benefits as well.

7 Days of Green Monster Smoothies

I am working on gathering a variety of smoothie recipes, look out for it.

Delicious Kale Salad

kale salad

For this weeks Healthy 2day Wednesday, I am sharing my favorite kale salad recipe. Please visit them to see all the amazing posts from various bloggers.

http://www.day2dayjoys.com/2013/05/healthy-2day-wednesdays.html

Recipe:

2 heads kale- washed, taken off rib and cut or torn to your liking, I like  to tear the leaves.

3/4 Cup tahini

1/4 Cup liquid amino acids (fermented soy sauce)

1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 Cup water

1 clove garlic, peeled

juice of 1 lemon

1/4 Cup nutritional yeast (gives it a nutty/cheesy flavor and extra B vitamins)

Instructions:

After getting the kale ready, place in a bowl and set aside. Put tahini, liquid amino acids, ACV, water, garlic, and lemon in a blender and blend until it becomes a smooth dressing.

Pour dressing over kale, and top with nutritional yeast. Mix well and let sit (if you can), for about 30 minutes to the kale with wilt and not be as tough.

Note:

This recipe may be made into kale chips by shaking off excess dressing and put in a dehydrator.