Sausage, Kale & Sweet Potato Skillet

Sausage, Kale & Sweet Potato Skillet

From our contributor, Chelsea Stockdale:

This recipe will save you so much time when you rush home for dinner, you may end up making it a few times a week. You can always mix around some of the ingredients here, so feel free to mix and match however you’d like.

Kale is such a great source of vitamins and minerals that our bodies crave and need on a daily basis. It’s rich in Vitamin C and beta-carotene (which are among the best antioxidants we can have). Kale is also a great source for heart health, cancer prevention, brain development, and healthy vision. It even has anti-inflammatory properties. Are you convinced you need some kale in your life yet?

Ingredients
2 full sized sweet potatoes (depending on how many you’d like to serve)
1 bundle of kale
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 to 1/2 cup organic chicken broth
Turkey Sausage (or Chicken Sausage)
salt & pepper

Step 1) Slice your sausage into 1/2 inch thin slices. Then, add 1 Tbsp of Olive oil to your pan and add the sausage. Heat over medium heat.  You’ll want to brown each side evenly. You can also season here with salt/pepper.

Step 2) Set your sausage aside and go ahead and spiralize* your sweet potatoes noodles. (I used two full sized sweet potatoes and it served a good amount of noodles. Adjust according to how many you’ll be serving.) After you’re done spiralizing, start chopping your kale.

Step 3) Add 2 Tbsp of olive oil to your saucepan and top with the sweet potato noodles and kale. Let these cook down in the olive oil for about 5 minutes. You can also add a sprinkle of salt here too for extra flavor.

Step 4) Once the veggies are soft, add your chicken broth. Saute here for another 3-4 minutes.

Step 5) Last step is to add your sausage back to pan and mix everything around. Let it warm the sausage back up and season with the flavor for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of ChelseaBeHealthy.

*Spirazlier* (You can always cube the sweet potatoes if you don’t have a spiralizer on hand.)
Note: You can substitute kale for spinach and the meat for any type of meat you’d like. The sausage has great flavor though. Try Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative for a great local meat to go with the local vegetables.