Ahh Monday, yes Meatless Monday. I’m participating in Heather’s MMAZ and this week just happens to be KALE. So obviously you knew my title was just bound to happen. It’s Corny Cotter worthy, yes?
But before I get into HALING KALE, I want to say a little something here. Yesterday I posted my THOU SHALTS and a lot of them had to do with living now, not worrying about the little things, and UNglorifying busyness. Well, I tend to get caught up in that cycle a lot, and in order to stop this glorification, I must be less present here. That doesn’t mean stop blogging, it means stop trying to keep up with every comment, tweet, message, and social media jargon. I think MIZ FIT said it well in her post today. GO read it! Basically it’s best to pick a time, a place, and a social media platform that you can utilize. That’s it. Be efficient, not busy or exhausted
Phew! okay, done with that. On to the KALE!
Kale has so many uses it’s not even funny! It’s definitely a super food that give you more bang for your buck! Heather had a great post about the benefits and uses of Kale here. Also, one of my favorite things about Kale is that it’s actually a vegetable with a good source of iron and protein. It’s the BEEFY vegetable you might say.
I’ve used kale in several dishes. I’ve steamed it, baked it, massaged it, dehydrated it, blended it in smoothies, added it to soups, salads, cheesy breads, casseroles, pizza, and so on and so on.
But today I wanted to get extra creative and share with you a savory HEALTHY BITE recipe. And yes, there is KALE in there.
- 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast or brewers yeast
- 2/3 cup dried or dehydrated veggies (kale chips, peas, etc.)
- 1/2 c. spicy peanuts or almonds
- 1/3 c. raw cashews
- 1 tsp oil (grapeseed or coconut)
- 1-2 tbsp cashew butter
- 2 tsp chili powder mix and/or cayenne pepper
- *optional – you can add in unflavored protein powder in place of nutritional yeast if you want more protein
- Blend the dehydrated veggies and nuts together first, then add in your oil and seasoning. Mix well in bowl then roll into bites. Place on parchment paper and store in freezer or fridge.
- Makes around 16 bites.
Ok, off to finish the day. Let me know if you all try this!
What have you been craving lately? Healthy, savory, sweet?
Please don’t say pumpkin. ha ha.
LC (aka Corny Cotter)