Kale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
And so it goes a little something like this…I really do love this time of year. I am a true winter baby. Orange and green foods just really feed my soul. Look at all that goodness stuffed into even more goodness. Doesn’t goodness plus goodness equal Awesomeness? Uuum Yea!
The three simple ingredients used to make this nutritional packed meal are one of a freaking kind. Maple, Mustard, Kale. Sweet, Savory and full of that warmth we all crave during this time of year. Eating goes so far beyond just feeling full physically. Eating feeds us on a whole. Mind, body and spirit. What we are thinking, how we are feeling while we eat all matter. If you’re in a sour mood rest assure that your food will not taste that great. But if you are thinking positive thoughts and are grateful for the food you are nourishing your body with, you can bet your sweet bum your meals will taste heartier, sweeter and all around better. Just give thanks to whatever it is you believe in. Your food will do for you inside what it’s made to do. Create, build, protect.
Kale is the king of greens. It’s on the list as one of the healthiest foods in the world. This dark leafy green is jam packed with essential vitamins such as A, C and K. Not to mention the minerals like iron, magnesium, copper, potassium and phosphorous. Don’t even get me started on the protein. One cup of kale has more protein in it than a 4 ounce piece of chicken. The calcium and iron in this veggie are highly absorbable in the human digestive system. It’s a great anti-inflammatory food, helps lower cholesterol, full of powerful antioxidants, amaze for detoxification, strengthens your immune system, fantastic for hair, skin and nails, can lower the risk of cancer and that’s just scratching the surface. We are made to eat plants.
Now that we got all the nutritional info out of the way and you know exactly what you’re getting yourselves into, I say we take this relationship to the next level and move on to the recipe…
Jennifer’s Original Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes ~ Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes ~ Total Time 2 hours
2-3 large sweet potatoes (or however many you want)
1 pound fresh or frozen kale, steamed
1/3 c maple syrup
2-3 tbsp yellow mustard
salt/pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400F. Clean sweet potatoes well then wrap in foil. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Give or take depending how big they are.
- When the potatoes are done set aside. Steam kale for about 10 minutes.
- Transfer greens to bowl and add maple, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Stuff potatoes with kale. Enjoy!
Jenn’s Note*** You can have this as a side or just as a full meal because it’s rather quite filling.
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