Last week my Bountiful Baskets basket had a big bunch of Kale and a container of cranberries, and then THIS week I got the same thing! That means I had to get creative so I didn’t have to toss those beauties. I’m always scrounging for healthy snacks for the kiddos, so I found two awesome recipes and tried them out. But let’s start out with some nutritional info on these bad boys.
Why cranberries are superfoods:
Cranberries are a good source of Vitamin C and fiber. For disease-fighting antioxidants, cranberries outrank nearly every fruit and vegetable–including strawberries, spinach, broccoli, red grapes, apples, raspberries, and cherries.
Fresh cranberries stored in a tightly-sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator will last up to two months. Two months!
- 12 ozs fresh cranberries
- 1 8 oz can crushed pineapple with juice
- 1/3 cup cilantro…chopped
- 1 seeded jalapeno pepper chopped fine
- ¼ c. onion chopped
- ¼ cup green pepper chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- sugar (I used about 1/3 cup)
Combine all ingredients in the food processor and you are done!
Serve with corn chips. This salsa is SOOOOO good!
Me: YES PLEASE! And don’t put it too close to me because I’m going to eat the whole bowl!
The Mr: Ditto
The Wild One: Looked at it but didn’t touch it.
Tornado: Too young for chips…maybe next time.
Why Kale is a superfood:
Kale is basically high in everything: beta carotene, vitamin C, minerals, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, and fiber. It helps with digestive disorders, reduces blood pressure, and helps in fighting heart disease.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about these so I decided to try them.
- 1 bunch of Kale
- Olive Oil
Remove stems and toss the leaves in olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes, and serve.
Me and The Mr.: ewwwww, hated it! I don’t know if I burned it or what, but it was gross to me. I’m going to have to try it again at some point.
The Wild One: Put it in his mouth, then pushed it out with his tongue and scraped it out with both hands. Here’s an after picture.
Tornado: Was spared from an awful fate.
Back to the drawing board. For now I am going to have to stick to green smoothies to use up the rest.