Afternoon everyone, getting back to a healthier lifestyle has been difficult for me. Especially with all this winter weather and single digit temps, I especially love creamy soups during this time and those are not always the best choices for me health wise. But my body is screaming for nutritious food and today I decided to listen to it.
Choosing to eat the right foods that are not only good for you but will ultimately heal your body of ailments and aches can be difficult in the beginning. Sometimes it can be even harder to get back into if you haven’t stuck with it. This is why I have found a handy website called Heal with Food, there they have a list of 15 foods that help fight against the PCOS symptoms. One such food I enjoyed today was kale and below I have the recipe for you to enjoy as well!
One of the most interesting health benefits of kale is its broad nutritional profile. This nutritional heavyweight is loaded with a wide range of vitamins, and it is one of the best plant-based sources of calcium. Calcium is important for women with PCOS as it plays an important role in egg maturation and follicle development in the ovaries. The tender young leaves of kale can be eaten raw, for example as a substitute for iceberg lettuce in salads. This beautiful, green leafy vegetable can also be transformed into a hearty warm dish by sautéing the leaves and mixing them with chopped onions, crushed garlic and a little bit of extra virgin olive oil. When buying kale, it is advisable to choose organically grown produce whenever possible. According to research, conventionally grown kale is among the most contaminated vegetables in terms of pesticide and chemical content.
Kale Stir Fry
1/2 onion, sliced
2 turkey sausage patties, cooked and chopped
5 slices turkey bacon, chopped
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
2 handfuls of chopped kale
low sodium soy sauce
In a saute pan add sliced onion, chopped turkey sausage patties and bacon with a little pat of butter. Cover pan with lid and cook over medium heat. Give a few tosses with kitchen tongs, add kale and cover again to cook till kale is cooked to desired doneness. Chop hard boiled eggs and add to pan, drizzle with soy sauce and sprinkle on some turmeric. Give a few more tosses to coat everything and allow the eggs to warm up. Serve hot!
It’s not your typical wintery afternoon lunch, but it’s low carb, full of protein, calcium, and vitamins. You can add other vegetables such as radishes, carrots, celery, mushrooms, broccoli, and asparagus. Try adding kale to a vegetable and lentil soup, to casseroles, or take the young leaves and enjoy them on low carb sandwiches. Kale can also be added to smoothies (click HERE for recipes)!
I know I feel better when I eat this way and the pounds do melt off. If you’ve never had kale before be sure to grab an organic bunch the next time you’re at the store. It’s a tad bitter but it’s not noticeable when paired with other ingredients.