I like a simple meal. And once or twice a week I like to serve meatless meals to my family. Kale.. there are a lot of recipes and smoothies that you can incorporate this cruciferous greens. It is one of the most healthiest vegetable. It is an anti-oxidant , anti-inflammatory , excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K -- and sulphur-containing phytonutrients. Kale is also rich in the eye-health promoting lutein and zeaxanthin compounds.
If I have not convince you yet about including Kale in your meals..
Read on.. Health Benefits of Kale
Now for the recipe..
You'll need :
a bunch of Kale
3 garlic cloves
a package of whole wheat thin spaghetti
1/2 cup to 1 cup of Parmesan Cheese
3 tbsp Country Crock butter
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Wash Kale thoroughly. Remove the thick branches, Chop the leaves finely ( thin strips) ,
Meanwhile , cook you pasta according to package instructions.
Heat a large pot. Melt the butter and add in the olive oil. Saute the minced garlic. Be careful not to burn it.
Add the kale leaves , and cook it for about 5 minutes. Once it turned into dark , deep green..it should be done. Turn your stove off.
Mix your cooked spaghetti noodles with the sauteed kale. Mix it nicely and add in Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top as well.
It just doesn't look pretty..It is delicious and healthy :)
You may serve the Kale Pasta with rolled grilled cheese..
here's how..so easy!
ROLLED GRILLED CHEESE
Slices of bread
Cheddar Cheese slices
Rolling pin ( if you don't own one , a tall drinking glass would do the job)
Trim the edges of your bread. Flatten it using your rolling pin . Place a slice of cheese on each flattened bread, Carefully roll it . Heat a pan and melt your butter. Fry the rolled cheese ( seams down)..turn it until all sides are browned.
This is really good with any soup too!
As for the bread scraps, don't throw them away! See here for : HOMEMADE BREADCRUMBS