Lemon Braised Kale with Turkey

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Have you ever made a meal that made your friends or family members look at you and say “This is incredible!”? Well that is what happened with this dish. The funny thing is, is that it’s so super easy to make! It is not like I spent hours on preparations and cooking. I find that the simpler the dish is, the more I blow their socks off. I think there is something to be said about using minimal ingredients and pulling the flavor out of each of them and matching them with other ingredients to make the dish sing!!

Speaking of singing, I am listening to Come Undone by Duran Duran. This is one of those songs that I wish I was driving down a long country road with the top down on my car while the sun kisses my face! Hurry summer come QUICK! This girl here has an injured shoulder and neck so besides me is a glass of sparkling water sigh… What I REALLY WANT IS THIS!

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What You Will Need:

1 Pkg. 99% Fat Free all White Ground Turkey Breast.

1/4 C Reduced Fat Ricotta Cheese

1/4 C Parmesan Cheese

2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper, divided

1/2 C Shallots, minced

1 Bunch Green Onion, chopped

3 Cloves of Garlic, minced

2 Lemons, sliced thin

1 Bunch of Kale, leaves torn from stems and ribs, chopped

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

3 C Chicken Broth (Homemade if you can.)

pinch of Salt and Pepper

Enough of the chatter Eden let’s get on with this. Its time to set up your Mis en Place!

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In a glass bowl, mix the turkey, garlic, green onion, 1 tsp red pepper, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, and ricotta cheese.

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Form the mixture into balls.

Heat up the olive oil in a skillet set to high heat and sear the turkey on all sides until golden brown.

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In a pot on the stove, add the chicken stock, lemons, red peppers, pepper, and shallots

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bring to a boil. The smell of the lemon is AMAZING!!!! Lower to a simmer, and add in the turkey, and kale.

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Let it simmer for 10 minutes.

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You are done 😉

Makes 6 Servings: 240 cals, 9.3 G fat, 5.2 G carbs, 1.3 G fiber, 35.7 G pro

Extra: If you like, you can use any kind of ground meat that you like. I prefer the turkey because it’s low-fat and is high in protein.

Cheers to Another Waistline Friendly Meal!!

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