Mother’s Day: Kale Frittata

Kale Frittata

Mother’s Day was a big deal in my family when I was growing up.

In retrospect, it’s interesting that we attempted to “gift” my mother through a homemade meal. We would make breakfast and surprise her with breakfast in bed.  Obviously, after the first year it wasn’t a surprise anymore. However, just the idea of forcing Mom to sit back, to take a deep breath, and to enjoy the tables turned as her own children made her some nourishing food was beyond fulfilling.

The tradition exists in my own family as well. Whenever I have a special day (which is usually my birthday and Mother’s Day), I’m greeted in bed with a makeshift breakfast from my kids. Usually it’s no more than a bowl of cereal, a glass of juice, and perhaps a side of yogurt but, witnessing the accomplished looks on their faces as they set up my lap tray is priceless.

They’re proud, bursting with love and admiration and most importantly, appreciation.

That’s how I hope to look and feel every time I’m cooking and sharing a homemade meal for them.

This Mother’s Day, start your day the right way with a healthy breakfast-in-bed option. We do love our eggs and we adore kale so, their merger is the perfect union.

This Kale Frittata recipe is light and tasty and quite nutritious with the addition of the kale (its high concentration and excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K can’t be beat). Plus, it only takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook. And, if you’ve got some Nature’s Greens cooking greens on hand, they are triple-washed, and ready-to-use so you don’t even need to worry about wasting time washing the leaves.

Wishing everyone a very happy Mother’s Day (today and every day).

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Our favorite new family vegetable, hands down, is KALE.

It’s quite remarkable to think that only two years ago my kids would only eat broccoli (if it were covered in cheese) and now they’ve delved into Brussels sprouts, spinach and KALE.

If you read my blog, you know that we now love:

Our favorite brand of kale comes from Nature’s Greens cooking greens – triple-washed, ready-to-use greens that are available year-round in both one and two pound packages of: kale, collard, mustard and turnip greens, along with green blends. 

The operative words here my friends are TRIPLE-WASHED, READY to USE.   Lettuces can be very dirty since they’re pulled directly from the soil.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve purchased loose kale from farmer’s markets where it’s been so dirty, simply cleaning the leaves became a total turn off and I never even got to creating the recipe.

Now, imagine purchasing a package of fresh greens that requires no cleaning at all. Simply open the package and it’s ready to use.  It’s certainly changed my outlook on recipe prep and it will for you too.

Now that I’ve peaked our interest about Nature’s Greens,  you must take part in Nature’s Greens Show Us Your Heritage Contest.

I’m going to enter too:

 

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Sounds fun right?  Take a crack at it.  All you have to do is submit any recipe containing Nature’s Greens cooking greens and you’re entered to win an awesome trip for 2 to SC and $1000 to spend!

Don’t forget, the contest ends 12/1/13.

For more information, visit http://www.rawl.net/contest

Disclaimer:

I was compensated for writing this post but, all opinions expressed within are (as always) my own.
Take note that I was already a HUGE fan of Nature’s Greens before I was solicited to write this post!

Good luck.

Grilled Kale Video

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I’m learning most of the roadblocks I created in the kitchen were mental roadblocks. I simply didn’t have the confidence to try.

With a little confidence (and patience) I’m not only cooking, but, I’ve moved away from my comfort zone of spaghetti and red sauce and I’ve ventured deep into unknown food territory.

For me, it’s been a complete thrill to cook with new foods that taste great and are easy to make!  My kids are equally as excited to at least try something new.  I’m still amazed when I hear them asking for seconds.

Last summer, our biggest “Aha moment” was our discovery of kale with our new favorite veggie dish: Grilled Kale.  Since then, we have made Grilled Kale, Kale Chips, (kale coated with olive oil and sea salt in a 500 degree oven) and Kale Salads as a side at least once a week.

If you’ve never grilled kale (or even eaten it), you must check out this video to see what the green goodness is all about.

Happy grilling!

How to Make Grilled Kale – Video

 

I’m learning most of the roadblocks I created in the kitchen were mental roadblocks.  I simply didn’t have the confidence to try.

With a little confidence (and patience) I’m not only cooking, but, I’ve moved away from my comfort zone of spaghetti and red sauce and I’ve ventured deep into unknown food territory.

For me, it’s been a complete thrill to cook with new foods that taste great and are easy to make!

This summer, my biggest “Aha moment” was my discovery of kale.  And now, my entire family has adopted a new favorite veggie dish: Grilled Kale.

Check out this video to see for yourself.

Happy grilling!

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