As forewarned… things may have gotten a little bit of a healthy revamp around here. I have been working hard to stick to my fitness goals, which unfortunately means I cannot tempt myself to my typical indulgences. This also means my veggie intake has significantly increased – especially kale. There is something about a kale salad or a plate of wilted greens that is so much more satisfying than your typical lettuce salad. I especially enjoy it’s heartier qualities and ability to fill you up, keeping me a lot more satisfied.
But what I am really trying to talk you into is forgiving me for the kale overload that may be coming soon…
But can you really blame me? Kale is so versatile. It keeps longer than lettuce in your fridge, you can blend it up into smoothies, dress it, sauté it, even bake them into chips!
This variation is a sauté with some black beans for some added protein rounding this off to a more complete meal. Also in the mix is some onion and zucchini – pretty much whatever I had on hand, as usual.
A few handfuls of kale, cleaned and chopped (be generous, it wilts down)
Medium sized onion, diced
A clove of garlic, crushed
About a cup of black beans
A zucchini, cubed
Salt & pepper
Spices – I used chilli powder and a pinch of cayenne for a little bit of a kick
A sprinkling of parmesan cheese to finish
In a pan, over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add in your black beans, onion, garlic and zucchini. Sauté until onions are soft and zucchini is slightly browned. Add in your kale, salt, pepper and spices. Sauté to your liking (I enjoy my kale with a bit of a bite so I let it go about 2-3 minutes). To finish check seasoning and sprinkle on some parmesan cheese! Enjoy!