Mist a large nonstick Dutch oven with cooking spray and heat on medium- low. Add sliced onion and cook for 4 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and pepper flakes and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds more, until fragrant. Add milk and broth and increase heat to high. As mixture comes to a boil, add kale, a few handfuls at a time, stirring to combine. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes, until kale is very tender.
Meanwhile, preheat waffle iron. In a large bowl, combine potato, chopped onion, 1 egg and 2 egg whites. Add curry, ginger and flour and mix. Divide mixture evenly among 4 sections of waffle iron. Close iron and cook for 12 minutes, until waffles are cooked through and crisp on the outside.
Meanwhile, fill a wide, deep sauté pan with water and bring to a boil. Crack 1 egg and carefully drop into water; repeat with remaining 3 eggs in separate spots. Cover, turn off heat, and let cook for 4 minutes. Carefully remove each egg with a slotted spoon. Divide waffles among plates, layer with kale and top with poached eggs.
Modern-day Italians serve cornmeal-based polenta as a simple side or hearty entrée, enriched with cheeses and herbs. Offering yet another take on the classic, our polenta is used to create a soft crust for a winter vegetable pie.
Apple cider and Dijon mustard give this chicken dish the ultimate sweet-and-savory flavor, while a colorful mix of kale, carrots and parsnips makes it extra-hearty and nutritious. To save money, buy skin-on chicken thighs and simply remove the skin yourself.
This lighter take on chili is made without tomatoes, leaving room for fiber-rich greens. We’ve kept the spices mild to please many palates, but you can easily add more chile powder if you prefer a spicier dish – here at the CE office, we love this meal smothered in hot sauce!
Grain salads are fast and fantastic grab-and-go options for lunch or dinner. Toss your leftover cooked grains in your favorite homemade vinegar-based dressing. Pair with a protein of your choice, add grated veggies and fresh herbs, and top with avocado and toasted nuts and seeds. To get a jump start on the week’s meals, premake three portions of your favorite grain salad recipe using three 1-liter Mason jars. Preassemble this CBLT (coconut bacon, romaine lettuce and cherry tomato) grain salad for lunches or a quick dinner.