ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT!!! Happy Leap Day!
I kept forgetting that Leap Day was coming up… and everyone kept reminding me, soooo I’m reminding you!
What are you going to do on this extra day of the year?! Personally, I think everyone should get off work on Leap Year Day (is that how it’s said… Leap Year Day??!)…
Anyway, it’d be nice to have an extra day to just have fun, do my taxes (ha – something I’ve been waiting to do for the past several weeks), maybe go for a long walk in a park, cuddle up with your kids/significant other/pets/cozy blanket and watch old movies, and of course, make delicious goodies!
I was going to make Leap Year cupcakes, but I decided against it because I’m always making all these sweets that are delicious, but I want to be a little healthier. So, I’ve decided on a super easy and healthy recipe for today. It’s perfect because it will take 5 min of your Leap Year Day away and you’ll still have the other 23 hours and 55min to do something special!
Recently, I’ve become addicted to kale greens. If you’ve never had kale greens, they’re super healthy for you and loaded with beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, and they’ve got lots of calcium. I also recently saw a study saying that they have some anti-cancer properties when chopped and this recipe is perfect to get a little kale in your system.
Kale’s a tough leafy vegetable that looks similar to a lettuce. It’s a little bitter and most people stay away from it because of its tough consistency, but don’t let that deter you from this recipe because it is so delicious.
Before the last few weeks, I rarely ate them, if at all, but for some reason I’ve been craving them. I know, I’m weird… craving kale greens, but they’re SO much healthier than many other veggies, which I’m getting a little tired of and so good to eat!
I originally picked up a huge bag not sure what I was going to make with them, but now I can’t stop making this sweet and salty kale recipe almost every night for dinner. This recipe takes about 5-7min to make too which is a total bonus. They’re faster to make than heating up frozen veggies in the microwave and who doesn’t love that?
Try them at dinner tonight and you’ll be pleasantly surprised since kale is normally a little bitter, but not with this recipe!
This recipe is:
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Fish Free
- Gluten Free
- Peanut Free
- Shellfish Free
- Tree Nut Free
- Soy Free
Sweet & Salty Lemon Kale Greens
|Cook time||5 minutes|
- 3 tablespoons Olive oil
- 2 handfuls Fresh kale greens
- 1/2 medium Lemon
- Salt (To Taste (I used pink Himalayan Sea Salt))
- Pepper (To Taste)
- 1 tablespoon Blue agave nectar
- 1/4 teaspoon Sesame Seeds (If you're allergic, this recipe is still delicious without sesame seeds)
|In a large pan over medium, heat the olive oil. Add in the kale greens and toss to coat. Cover and let cook for 2-3min until the kale begins to wilt, mixing occasionally.|
|Next, squeeze the fresh lemon over the kale, stirring to mix the juice and coat all the greens.|
|Sprinkle with salt, pepper, sesame seeds, and the agave. Toss to coat. Let cook for another 5min until the kale has wilted slightly, but it still crunchy.|
|Serve immediately and enjoy!|
p.s. Make sure to click the Awesome new PRINT RECIPE button above! Did you see that? How you can now easily print JUST the recipe with the step by step directions and it’s clean and clear and can easily be put in your recipe box? Oh… the simple joys of life..