Sweet and Savory Kale Side

When food cravings are on the rise, this sweet yet savory dish will do just the trick! It’s quick, easy, versatile, colorful, and packed with healthful nutrients. It can be eaten as an entrée with an added protein or used as a side dish. This meal is also loaded with soft and crunchy textures that create a unique flavor explosion in every bite. Not to mention, it’s high fiber content will keep you full, satisfied, and fueled until your next meal.

Makes 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients for sweet and savory kale side

  • 6 cups of fresh kale
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 3 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of garlic powder

Directions for sweet and savory kale side

  1. Wash and slice the sweet potato into small chunks. Remove excess water with a paper towel. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat with olive oil. Cook until softened, 5 minutes.
  2. Slice the onion thinly. Sauté until onions become translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the leaves from the stem. Add the kale to the pot and cook until it softens about 5 minutes.
  4. Turn heat to medium-low. Add the sliced almonds. Mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Dice the pitted dates. Combine the dates, salt, and garlic powder to the pot. Mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Remove from heat and serve!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 325
  • carbohydrate: 33g
  • fat: 20g
  • fiber: 7g
  • potassium: 617mg
  • protein: 7g
  • saturated fat: 2g
  • sodium: 130mg
Photograph by Melissa Halas. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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