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Lately all I’ve wanted to eat is Kale. It’s just so good for you. The hearty green is loaded with iron, calcium, Vitamin K,C and A, contains Omega-3 fatty acids and is high in antioxidants and fiber. A single cup has only 36 calories and it’s good raw or cooked. I love Kale.
Some are intimidated by making the veggie, but it’s super easy. If you have eight minutes, you can create the recipe below.
♦ A bushel or bag of Kale
♦ 1 Tbs of Olive Oil
♦ Nutritional Yeast
♦ Sea Salt
1) Wash Kale, even if it’s “pre-washed”.
2) (Optional:) If full leafed, you can cut or rip into small pieces.
3) Place Kale in a large pan and place on medium heat.
4) Add Olive Oil and 3 or 4 shakes of salt, and 1/8 cup of water.
5) Cover with lid and let Kale steam for 5-6 minutes.
6) Turn heat off when Kale is tender. Sprinkle with Nutritional Yeast.
I like to pair Kale with Brown Rice and something else. In the photo above I paired it with rice and peas, and a scoop of hummus.
Easy Breakfast Blueberry Cobbler
A few breakfasts ago I found myself starving in an empty apartment. All I had was graham crackers (from when I made holiday pies) and frozen fruit and condiments. Suddenly, in the throws of hunger, I had a stroke of genius. When I lived at home my mom use to make fruit cobbler for the family as a special dessert. Like most moms, she took great care and time making a doughy top and stewing down fruit for the filling. The end result was delicious, especially when topped with something creamy.What if I made my own easy version of my mom’s cobbler?
And thus, a wonderful breakfast was born. Not totally healthy, because honestly, I don’t think graham crackers are considered a whole food. But the recipe gives two servings of fruit and blueberries are high in antioxidants and fiber. This dish is a sweet way to start your day, especially when your short on time.
♦1 cup of frozen Blueberries
♦1 Tbs of Vegan Butter
♦1 TBS of Honey
♦2 Graham Crackers crushed
1) On a medium heat place a saucepan with the blueberries, butter and honey.
2) Allow berries to cook for two minutes and stir.
3) When most of the blueberries have begun to release their juice turn off stove. Make sure they are fully warm first.
4) Place blueberries in a ramekin and then sprinkle crushed graham crackers on top.
The juice from the blueberries gets soaked up by the crackers, infusing them with a sweet and refreshing flavor. If you have vegan yogurt or cashew cream to dollop on top, your taste-buds will love you forever.
Since this post is filled with some of my favorite eats, I thought it only appropriate I share one of my favorite challenges from Tribesports. People forget how important a strong core is. Sure, it looks nice. But more important, it can boost sports performance, help posture and reduce muscle imbalances. You can workout your abs every day and they wouldn’t mind. Unlike other muscles groups that need rest, abs can go go go. The 6 Type of Crunches Challenge hits every section of your core. Do each for ten reps and you’ll feel the burn.
What is your go to breakfast or dinner meal? Are you going to take the challenge? Do you workout your abs every day?