Kale, Soybeans & Toasted Oats

Feed Your Happy with this easy addition to wilted kale. It’s super easy! Don’t worry about quantities either. We’ve just given a guide.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole kale
  • Cup frozen soybeans
  • Cup of whole grain oats
  • Crushed hazelnuts (a handful)
  • 1 clove of garlic sliced

Method

Firstly prep your kale. We much prefer the whole type, as you can simply strip of the stalk and retain all the leaves. Wash, drain, and roughly chop.

Simmer your soybeans in a saucepan, following the packet instructions. Drain.

Heat a teaspoon of coconut oil in a small frying pan and once hot throw in the oats and the hazelnuts moving them around the pan quickly until they go a nice golden colour. Then take them off the heat and place to the side.

Next take a medium saucepan (non stick) and heat. Once warm add a little coconut oil and once hot add the sliced garlic. After 1 minute throw in the kale along with the soybeans and put a lid on the pan so the kale wilts down.

Once cooked to your liking, take off the heat and serve on a platter with the toasted oats and hazelnuts sprinkled on the top. Season and serve!

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Photo by Laura Johnston on Unsplash

Feed Your Happy Foods

Here we are… it’s January! The start of a new year. This month we move into our Feed Your Happy season. We’re talking foods to help boost your mood!

Our key HAPPY ingredients are foods which are rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that is a precursor to our happy hormone serotonin. Essentially, tryptophan helps our body produce and balance serotonin. Below you will find a snapshot of some of these ingredients along with a list of all of them. Try and add a few good sources into your diet daily! Luckily some can literally just be eaten raw which is the best way. And always chose organic wherever possible.

  • Bananas
  • Oats 100% whole grain
  • Soya beans (organic)
  • Beans and legumes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sesame seeds, cashews and walnuts
  • Chicken (organic)
  • Wild caught salmon
  • Eggs (organic free range)

Quick HAPPY food ideas:

  • Homemade hummus
  • Sliced banana dipped into a nut butter
  • Roasted sweet potato with a tahini dressing and wilted greens
  • Sweet potato omelette – using any leftover roast sweet potato
  • Bean and soya bean salad with roasted wild salmon
  • Whole roast chicken cooked with a whole lemon in the cavity served with roast sweet potatoes

Be confident and simply choose recipes using the key ingredients!

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In our shot here for the roast chicken, we mixed some organic butter with salt, pepper and turmeric and pushed it under the skin before roasting. It gave the skin a beautiful bright yellow colour and subtly flavoured the flesh of the breast.