Cooked kale scores 1000 out of a possible 1000 points on the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI guide). No surprise that leafy greens top the scale as a low calorie food with high nutrient value.
Another veggie packed with antioxidants. Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.
Warm Kale & Asparagus Salad recipe:
2-3 shallots, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
1/2 lb fresh asparagus spears, 1 inch long pieces
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 garlic clove, minced
1 packet Nustevia (@ Wholefoods)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 small container kale or blend
1. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp oil add shallots, tomatoes & garlic, saute over med to low heat until soft.
2. Add vinegar & stevia to skillet
3. Add kale, basil, asparagus and garlic powder.
4. Cook for 1 minute or until salad is wilted but not dark green
DO NOT PASS BRIGHT GREEN …you risk lose nutrients and flavor
Top with sliced Turkey, Chicken ,white fish or *tofu
The dressing works great on cold salads too!
No excuse for lack of time
prep time: 15 min. cook time: 15 min.
Enjoy : )
In peace, health & with much love,
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer