Sunday, March 20, 2011

First Edition of the Simply Sweet Sunday Ingredient Challenge

Here goes nothing! Our first ingredient is going to be none other than the dark leafy greens...

kale!

These dark leaves known for their bitter taste are great for every single part of your hot bod! Check out all the nutritious benefits that come from this sweet little leaf: 

1. High in calcium which is good, not only for your bones and teeth, as well as your brain and nerve functions! 
2. It's cholesterol lowering... Wonderful! 
3. Provides support for the detoxification system throughout the body.
4. It helps fight cancer because it's packed with anti-oxidants! 
5. The number of vitamins that come from this little leaf is greater than the number of eggs you get in a carton from the grocery store! 

So, here's the plan. Visit your local grocery store or farmer's market and pick yourself up some kale (some is more fluffy than others, pick whichever you like!). Then head home to make a delicious meal using your kale... Soup, salad, bread, cupcakes... Whatever you want! 

On April 3rd (or the 2nd if you like to be ahead of the game), we will post all of our recipes on our respective blogs... I will link to everyone's so you can see all the different things we came up with! Also on the 3rd, I will put out the next ingredient! If you haven't joined the S&S Sunday Ingredient Challenge you are cordially invited... Just leave a comment and I'll email you! 

Best wishes for your cooking and concoctions! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! 

5 comments:

Jesslyn Amber said... Best Blogger Tips

This is awesome! Maybe I'll have the chance to participate in it! :)

Just wanted to tell you that I awarded you in this post! :)

http://jesslynamber.blogspot.com/2011/03/awards-galore-awards-x-4.html

Hope you're having a great day!

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Amber---sweetest comment EVER!! I was still looking at your blog when you left your comment to me!! I am totally incorporating some KALE in my diet!!!!

Have a good Sunday! Can't wait to talk again!!!

michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Okay; I cooked my kale tonight and I actually like what I came up with! The rest if my fam? Not so much. But I did it!

chris aka mama bird said... Best Blogger Tips

and did you see the modern family "two monkeys and a panda"? yep, it is about kale my deary! can you guess you the monkeys are? lily is the panda. loves and my kale salad is going to be the BOMB even thought it is "just a garnish"

chris aka mama bird said... Best Blogger Tips

here is the link to the kale served at our table last night!
http://momentswithmamabird.blogspot.com/2011/04/kaletwo-ways.html