In case you haven’t heard, kale is the new black. I am just going to come right out and say it: If you aren’t eating kale these days, you pretty much aren’t kool.
Whether you chip it, sip it, or whip it (??), you need to be eating kale. Me personally? I like to soup it. I walked into a friends house a few months ago and she was making this turkey brown rice kale soup recipe (—-> http://bit.ly/OqBy9T) . It smelled so good that I went home and made it for my family that night. I have made it several times since and keep changing it based on what I have on hand. Last night I made my favorite variation yet: Chicken, Kale and White Beans Soup (CKW for short, yo.)
1lb ground chicken
1 small onion diced
4-5 carrots peeled and diced
4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 bunch kale (ribs removed) roughly chopped
1 tbsp herbes de provence
1 can white beans (I used butter beans) drained and rinsed
Over medium high heat, sauté onion and carrot in olive oil in large pot until tender (about 8 minutes). Add ground chicken to onion/carrot mixture and cook through until mostly white. Add herbes de provence and mix until combined for about 1 minute. Add broth, water, and beans then cover and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the kale and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes covered. Add salt/pepper if desired and serve!
My 1, 3, and 5 year old love this soup! My 3 year old even requested it for lunch today again. There are so many substitutes you can use so be creative – turkey instead of chicken, rice instead of beans, red pepper flakes (but not as many) instead of herbes de provence, garlic it up etc…….. but you gotta have the kale. According to my 5 year old you can’t even taste “those green leaves”.
Daily dose of kale.
What are you waiting for?