by Gale Compton
Kale has gained quite a reputation lately. It is fast becoming one of the best-known healthy vegetables. Kale is a superfood, and many consider it the healthiest green available. Unfortunately, not everyone is familiar with kale and even the most experienced kitchenistas struggle for ways to prepare kale. This sweet potato and kale soup is a great option if you are just beginning your love affair with kale. It is one of our favorite slow cooker foods, and we are happy to include it with all of our healthy soup recipes. Slow cooker foods, especially soups, are healthy and perfect for the chillier fall and winter months.
Potatoes might be a no-no on your list of foods if you are looking to trim excess weight, but sweet potatoes are a whole other story. Yams and sweet potatoes are two of the healthiest foods you can eat. They are packed with vitamins and nutrients, and are especially beneficial for women’s health. If you love the taste of potatoes, but you know white potatoes might not be the best option, pick up a few sweet potatoes during your next shopping trip. Our recipe for stuffed sweet potatoes is a great way to experiment with this tasty tuber.
Calories: 86 | Previous Points: 2 | Points Plus: 2 | Total Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 108 mg | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g |Sugars: 4 g | Protein: 1 g
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 small red onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1” cubes
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Kosher or sea salt to taste
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock, fat free, low sodium
- 1 cup kale, rinsed and loosely packed
In a small skillet add oil and sauté onion and garlic over medium low heat until tender, about 4 minutes. Add to the slow cooker sautéed onion and garlic and all other ingredients, except kale. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Add kale the last 10 minutes of cooking time and allow to wilt. Remove bay leaf and serve.
This recipe is featured in our Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker cookbook.
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