Kale is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Just one cup of kale has more vitamins than an entire week’s worth of other healthy foods. Spinach is also a super food loaded with nutrients in a low calorie package.
Spinach and kale are both packed full of vitamin C, carotenoids, calcium, iron, and fiber. Both spinach and kale stimulate detoxification.
Here is a great, healthy recipe with both spinach and kale: Spinach and Kale Turnovers.
These are not only tasty, but can be served as a side dish with roast chicken, or just enjoy them as a meatless entree. They are great made ahead of time, too, and when brown-bagged, they can be reheated in the toaster oven.
Spinach and Kale Turnovers
Yield: 8 turnovers
Bake: 18 minutes at 375
2 tsps olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, chopped
3 cups chopped kale (about 1 small bunch)
1 (6 oz) pkg fresh baby spinach
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 cup (3 oz) crumbled feta cheese
1 (11.3 oz) can refrigerated dinner roll dough (or make your own)
2 1/2 tbsp grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; saute 10 minutes or until tender and lightly browned. Add garlic; saute 2 minutes. Add kale and spinach; saute 8 minutes or until kale is tender. Stir in pepper, salt and nutmeg. Remove from heat; cool slightly and stir in feta.
3. Separate dough into 8 pieces. Roll each dough piece into a 5-inch circle. Spoon about 1/3 cup kale mixture on half of each circle, leaving a 1/2 inch border. Fold dough over kale mixture until edges almost meet. Bring bottom edge of dough over top edge and crimp to form a rim.
4. Place turnovers on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat turnovers with cooking spray and sprinkle each turnover with about 1 tsp Parmesan. Bake at 375 for 18 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand at least 5 minutes before serving; serve warm or at room temperature
Calories 184 (27% from fat); Fat 5.5 g (sat 2 g, mono 1.6 g, poly 1.2 g); Protein 8.1 g; Carb 25.4 g; Chol 7 mg; Iron 2.3 mg; Sodium 516 mg, Calc 110 mg
From Cooking Light, Jan/Feb 2007
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