This hearty sweet potato and kale hash is one of my favorite things to whip up! When it comes to Fall vegetables, the sweet potato is on the top of my list. Not only is it festive, it has some awesome health benefits worth mentioning.
Compared to white potatoes, sweet potatoes contain more fiber and vitamins and minerals. These include Vitamin A (nearly 400% of daily requirement), C, and B6 as well as potassium, calcium, magnesium, and manganese. Collectively, these contribute to blood pressure, healthy bones, wound healing and metabolism. There are fewer calories and carbs compared to white potatoes but the only drawback is more natural sugar. Overall, sweet potatoes are a healthier and tastier alternative to white and they make some amazing dishes… like my “Kale and Sweet Potato Hash!”
Here is what you’ll need:
1 Sweet Potato
1 onion (chopped)
2 cups Kale
1/2-1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp garlic (Try these Trader Joe’s frozen garlic cubes!)
1/4 cup vegetable broth (optional)
**HEALTHY COOKING TIP: To save calories and not overload on oil I like to use low sodium vegetable broth to cook veggies. This adds more flavor and makes your dish lighter! Olive oil is great for you but it is easy to overdo it and the vegetable broth tastes even better!
What to do:
- Microwave your sweet potato for about 3 minutes to soften and make it easier to chop.
- Chop sweet potato into small dice sized pieces
- Heat saucepan or skillet with olive oil and garlic
- Add chopped sweet potato and onion
- Add vegetable broth and let simmer
- Add Kale and cover (could always add more broth as needed)
- Add salt and pepper
Bonus: Add a fried egg on top and make this a breakfast hash! yum..
Very simple and soooo good!