Friday, January 17, 2014

Kale and Bananas

I love Kale! I don't know if it is because of the health fad with kale right now but I feel really good about myself when I eat it. I love it sauteed and mixed with rice and I love it cooked down in soups. 

Chicken Kale and White Bean Stew 


3 stalks of Kale chopped (rib removed)  
3 carrots chopped 
1 onion chopped 
2 cans of cannellini beans 
1 can of tomato sauce 
2 chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces 
1 carton of chicken broth 
Seasoning of choice 
DUMP ALL INGREDIENTS INTO A CROCK POT ON HIGH FOR 6-8 hours 






It was so good like this but I decided to switch up the leftover by adding curry paste and coconut milk plus a little ginger and lemongrass. 



If I am going to say I love kale I have to say I am madly and deeply in love with Chocolate. Can't live without it - it keeps my soul singing! I try to find ways to eat chocolate and still be healthy. 


Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies 

2 Bananas mashed 
2/3 cup oats 
1/2 cup shredded coconut 
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 
1/4 cup pecans 
1/4 cup flax meal  

Mix all the ingredients together and drop by the spoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. 
Makes 12 awesome healthy cookies 



I didn't think these would work with no eggs, butter, sugar, or flour but surprisingly they baked up like a regular cookie. They are so good its hard to only eat one or two so be careful. 



I have been really inspired the last few days to strive to make healthy choices about what I am eating and slowly its going to be a habit again. Its fun to challenge yourself to come up with really tasty food that you don't have to feel guilty about eating. 









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