I’m a HUGE believer in eating what’s healthy for the daily calorie intake. Good thing I got to know Skinny Chef Jennifer Iserloh, who will be sharing recipes of anti-inflammatory super foods!
More on Jennifer: Jennifer is a trained chef, certified health coach and healthy cooking celebrity. Her recipes are featured on TV (CBS, NBC, the Today Show), radio, print and online in many well-known channels and publications. She has authored 5 best selling books, including 50 Shades of Kale (2012). She graduated with honors from the Institute of Culinary Education, worked as a celebrity chef and became a certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Currently she is the host of Livestrong Woman’s Healthy Cheats and Food Courting, two internet TV shows.
- 3 cups Kale, chopped
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 1 egg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons chipotle mayo or barbecue sauce
Rinse the kale under cold running water, drain in a colander. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Pull it off the heat to coat it with cooking spray. Carefully add the kale. Cook 2 to 3 minute, pressing down the kale with a spatula. Move the kale to the side and add another spray of cooking spray in the center of the skillet.
Crack the egg in the center of the skillet and sprinkle it with the salt. Reduce the heat to medium. Continue to cook 3 to 4 minutes, until the white part of the egg is cooked through. Top with mayo and serve immediately.
MarcieMom: Thanks Jennifer, I’m excited to learn more recipe on Kale as last week’s crisp kale chips really got my toddler interested! This kale is surely another recipe I’ll try (esp it’s loaded with antioxidant). One of the ways you suggested here to cook kale is shred it and put in salad, can kale be eaten raw? Except for lettuce, I always cook all vegetables!
Jennifer: Yes kale is delicious raw but the baby varieties are best for this preparation.
MarcieMom: How do you usually wash Kale? It is quite soft and sometimes I find that I over-wash it after running it under the tap and soaking it! (I’m one of the really paranoid moms who keep washing everything, even when it’s labelled pre-washed!)
Jennifer: Kale is hearty and it doesn’t absorb water when it’s washed. You can clean it in a 1-4 water to vinegar ratio water bath if you like, dry it well with a towel before making my kale chips so it crisps properly.
MarcieMom: How best to spread the oil if one has no cooking spray?
Jennifer: Be sure the pan is hot first, then the oil will coat the pan more efficiently.
Thanks Jennifer, I’m looking at your 5 Ways to get more Kale in Diet and definitely be exploring these!