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Thursday Food of the Day – December 10, 2015

FOOD OF THE WEEK – HONEY

Honey is a popular alternative sweetener for refined white sugar in baking and a match for a cup of tea, but there are so many more possibilities for this nectar.

WHY HONEY?

Rich, sweet complex-tasting honey is a flavor powerhouse that complements a wide range of foods from root vegetables to hams to puddings, cakes and quick breads.

KALE WITH HONEYED MACADAMIA NUTS

Macademia_Kale_SaladProvided By: Whole Foods Market®

Subtly sweet, toasted macadamia nuts and honey take kale to new culinary heights in this easy side.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1/2 cup roasted and salted macadamia nuts
  • 2 bunches kale, thick stems removed, leaves thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon creamy almond butter

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, toss 1 tablespoon honey and nuts with 1 teaspoon water. Bake on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet, tossing two or three times, until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool and roughly chop.
  2. Arrange kale in a large, deep skillet. In a medium bowl, whisk together vinegar, almond butter, remaining honey and 2 tablespoons water. Drizzle over kale, cover and cook over medium heat, tossing occasionally, until wilted and just tender, about 5 minutes. Scatter nuts over the top and serve.

Nutritional Info:

Per Serving:220 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 26g carbohydrates, (5g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 8g protein.

Serves 6, low sodium, vegetarian, wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, high fiber

Note: We’ve provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember — we’re cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.

For healthy eating tips, hundreds of recipes, cooking techniques, meal plans and more, visit Whole Foods Market’s Healthy Eating resources.

 

Original post at Spartan Race.

Don’t forget, eating right is only a part of great health and wellness!  Don’t forget to check out our Workout of the Day.  Also, get your proper vitamins and supplements here.

Are you looking for a little help with starting your weight loss?  Try out our 24 Day Challenge!

Have a great day!

Dave & Maryann

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