Thursday, September 19, 2013

K is for Kale

I have recently grown to love kale.  There are soooooo many health benefits to kale! Here's the list of vitamins and minerals in 1 cup of raw kale:

Vitamin A - 133%
Calcium - 10%
Vitamin C - 134%
Iron - 5%
Vitamin B-6 - 10%
Magnesium - 7%

Plus, there's only 33 calories and almost 3 grams of protein.  

To most people oatmeal is a breakfast food.  Probably because when people think oatmeal, they think sweet, and packed full of sugar.  In my eyes, it's just like every other grain.  Hell, if you can make rice into pudding, then you can make oatmeal for dinner!  When I told Ken and Kaylee about my dinner plan they both wrinkled their noses and were not too happy about it.  [Funny thing is, the dinner I made them ended up messing up.  If they hadn't been grossed out by my idea they would have had a lovely dinner]  

I personally used Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Hot Cereal.  Any oatmeal will work though.  This recipe is super simple and is quite customizable to your taste.

Kale Oatmeal


1 medium onion, diced
8 oz mushrooms, chopped
4 cups kale
4 servings of oatmeal 
enough vegetable broth to make your oatmeal (according to package directions)

  1. Saute onions and mushrooms
  2. Add vegetable stock and kale, simmer 20 minutes until the kale is soft
  3. Prepare the oatmeal according to package directions
  4. Stir kale mixture into oatmeal or spoon oatmeal into bowls then top with vegetables.

How do you feel about oatmeal?  Is it a breakfast only food or can you replace dinner grains with it? 

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