Girls Night In: Sauteed Kale Two Ways

I made two amazing sauteed kale meals this week and they were both incredible (and healthy)! My photo of the second came out really poorly so I am just going to show one of the photos but I’m going to tell you both recipes! I bring a different type of raw kale salad to work every single day but this week was the first time I tried sauteing kale. I recently read a Self article that listed a few benefits of kale. According to the article, kale has more vitamin C than an orange, it has omega-3 fatty acid that are essential for brain health, reduce Type 2 diabetes risk, and boot heart health, it has 33 percent of a person’s daily vitamin A requirement, it has more calcium than milk, and it prevents inflammation and arterial plaque formation, and contains a cancer-fighting compound. The benefits are even more effective if you eat it with fats like avocado (YAY), olive oil, and parmesean cheese.

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Recipe 1: The first is sauteed kale, white mushrooms, edamame, and olives. Once I put it in a bowl I added hummus, feta, and lemon tarragon dressing. According to Livestrong, white mushrooms benefit your bones because they contain cooper and phosphorous, they contain vitamin B, they lower cholesterol levels, and they are a good source of antioxidants. Edamame is high in protein, low in fat. and has weight loss benefits because it makes you less hungry (Livestrong). Olives are a superfood. They have monosaturated fats and promote heart health (Dr. Oz). Hummus is one of my favorite things ever and it has protein which is good because I am a pescatarian.

Recipe 2: The second recipe is sauteed kale, white mushrooms, chickpeas, black beans, and tomato. Once I put it in a bowl I added hummus, goat cheese, and lemon tarragon dressing. The chickpeas and black beans add fiber, protein, and potassium. According to Yahoo! Health, tomatoes are good for the skin, ward of sunburn, are good for your bones, and prevent strokes, heart disease, and cancer. They also help you sleep!

I’m also going to share a few of my raw kale salads soon. I’ve come up with a lot of great combinations!

Please let me know if you have anything I should try.

12 Incredible Spaghetti Squash Recipes!

I love spaghetti squash! It is easy to make, healthy, and there is almost always leftovers to eat during the week. I looked up a few more recipes to try for future Girls Night In nights. Don’t they look incredible?

1. Spaghetti Squash “Pizza” (Me):

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2. Baked Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese (Me):

Baked Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese

3. Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale (The Pioneer Woman): This spaghetti squash recipe has feta, kale, garlic, onions, parmesan cheese, and chili powder!

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale

4. Spaghetti Squash with Feta, Olives, and Basil (Kansas City Mamas):

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5. Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai (Lexi’s Clean Kitchen):

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6.Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash (The Comfort of Cooking):

Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

7. Skinny Spaghetti Squash Alfredo (The Comfort of Cooking):

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8. Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Thai Peanut Sauce (Family Fresh Cooking):

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9. Spaghetti Squash Curry with Roasted Chickpeas (Making Nice in the Midwest):

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10. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna (Skinny Taste):

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11. Spaghetti Squash Lo Mein (Chocolate-Covered Katie):

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12. Ginger Sesame Spaghetti Squash (She Who Sweats):

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