Monday, February 25, 2013

Kale - A natural weight loss food

Hey everyone, Roxie comin' at ya with some Kale talk!  If you've never tried Kale, then I'm here to convince you that it's time!  Have you ever asked yourself "Should I eat Kale" or "Is Kale healthy"?  YES!  Kale is a healthy food and a great weight loss food as well!  
Here are some little known facts about Kale (source: Livestrong), then I'm gonna hit you with with the best dang recipe you'll ever try!!

Calories - One cup of cooked, chopped kale contains only 36 calories.
Benefits for weight loss - Kale is high in fiber, especially for a leafy green.  A cooked, 1-cup serving provides 10% of the recommended allowance.  Fiber helps fill you up and can keep digestion smooth, preventing bloating and water retention that can affect the numbers on the scale.

Now for that AMAZEBALLS recipe that I promised you......KAZAGNA!!!  Yes, the combining of Kale with Lasagna my friends!  Where did I first learn about Kazagna?Here at THIS blog!

Photos courtesy of ME!

2 lbs grass fed beef (may use other lean meats)
1 large onion, chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped
16 oz 2% cottage cheese
2 cage free eggs
1 jar Bertolli Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Sauce
1 bunch of kale
8 oz low fat sour cream
8 oz fresh mushrooms
2 cups shredded cheese for topping (optional)

Brown meat, drain any juices
Add chopped veggies to the pan
Mix in all ingredients
Pull kale leaves off of stem and put in bottom of a 13x9 pan, pour all ingredients on top and add shredded cheese if you like
Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 45 minutes