Sauteed Kale with Apples

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Looking to try kale but aren’t sure how to prepare it? Try this deliciously easy Sauteed Kale with Apples.  With only a handful of ingredients, you’ll have a new healthy side dish to add to your menu.

Sauteed Kale with Apple Recipe:

It seems that everyone knows that kale is a health powerhouse, but many are confused about how to prepare it. Sauteed Kale and Apples is an easy beginner recipe to help you get acquainted with this nutrient-dense vegetable.

Like other greens, kale does wilt down while cooking, but not as much as spinach does. Keep tossing it around in the coconut oil, and it will start to get more tender. The one exception to this rule of thumb is if you are using baby kale. It indeed does wilt down quickly reminiscent to spinach.

Kale is also a great addition to any soup (try our Tuscan Soup with Kale) or can be added to a salad (like our Mango Farro Salad). I personally like to stir fry kale because you can add other nutritious ingredients that pair nicely and compliment the green flavor. Often times, you’ll find kale sauteed with garlic, but I like this special version with green apples.

How to Make Sauteed Kale (with apples):

Instructions:

  1. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet, add diced onions and chopped kale, and saute until the kale softens, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add peeled, diced green apples, and continue to stir fry for another minute.
  3. Season with salt and pepper; stir in apple cider vinegar to taste.
  4. Serve hot!

For full instructions and ingredients for kale stir fry, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Notes About Sauteed Kale with Apples:

  • I prefer to buy the pre-washed, chopped bags of kale; they are all ready to go with less work. Feel free to buy a bunch of kale.  If so, be sure to remove the woody stems.
  • If you choose to use baby kale, it will wilt in just a couple minutes as opposed to 10-15 minutes. In this case, saute the onions first until soft, then add the kale.
  • Olive oil can be substituted for coconut oil.
  • Green apples work best since they have a crisp bite to them.
  • Eating greens with vinegar is very traditional but not everyone cares for them this way. If you aren’t a fan of the acidic flavor of vinegar, substitute it for a sprinkle of sugar or brown sugar for a sweeter version of sauteed kale.
  • Kale Stir Fry can meet the criteria of a clean eating recipe and would be a great side for an Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge if organic ingredients and Pink Himalayan Salt are used.
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Sauteed Kale with Apples

Looking to try kale but aren't sure how to prepare it? Try this deliciously easy Sauteed Kale with Apples.  With only a handful of ingredients, you'll have a new healthy side dish to add to your menu.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: arbonne, arbonne 30 day challenge recipes, Arbonne recipes, clean eating, clean eating recipe, greens recipes, kale and apples, kale recipe, kale stir fry, sauteed kale and apples, sauteed kale with apples
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 12 ounces washed and chopped kale
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 green apple, peeled and diced
  • salt (or Himalayan Pink salt) and pepper
  • 2-3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar (optional--see notes)

Instructions

  • Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high to medium high heat. Saute kale and onions until wilted down approximately 10-15 minutes. Add a tablespoon more oil if it seems dry.
  • Add diced green apple and continue to saute for another minute or two.
    Looking to try kale but aren't sure how to prepare it? Try this deliciously easy Sauteed Kale with Apples.  With only a handful of ingredients, you'll have a new healthy side dish to add to your menu. 
  • Add salt, pepper and apple cider vinegar to taste. Start with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and add another if needed. (see notes about adding vinegar).
    Looking to try kale but aren't sure how to prepare it? Try this deliciously easy Sauteed Kale with Apples.  With only a handful of ingredients, you'll have a new healthy side dish to add to your menu. 
  • Serve hot!
    Looking to try kale but aren't sure how to prepare it? Try this deliciously easy Sauteed Kale with Apples.  With only a handful of ingredients, you'll have a new healthy side dish to add to your menu. 

Notes

  • I prefer to buy the pre-washed, chopped bags of kale; they are all ready to go with less work. Feel free to buy a bunch of kale.  If so, be sure to remove the woody stems.
  • If you choose to use baby kale, it will wilt in just a couple minutes as opposed to 10-15 minutes. In this case, saute the onions first until soft, then add the kale. 
  • Olive oil can be substituted for coconut oil.
  • Green apples work best since they have a crisp bite to them. 
  • Eating greens with vinegar is very traditional but not everyone cares for them this way.  If you aren't a fan of the acidic flavor of vinegar, substitute it for a sprinkle of sugar or brown sugar for a sweeter version of sauteed kale.
  • Kale Stir Fry can easily meet the criteria of a clean eating recipe and would be a great side for an Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge if organic ingredients and Pink Himalayan Salt is used. 
  • Love kale? Try our Tuscan Soup with Kale

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5681IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg

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