• Creamed Kale Recipe


    Until recently, my kale preparation methods was limited to steaming or roasting in the oven (aka kale chips). While making dinner the other night, I realized there was no room in the oven for a pan of kale chips, so I raided the pantry and made this super-fast creamed kale. The coconut milk gives it a hint of sweetness while the spices / nutmeg adds a bit of warmth.

    Creamed Kale Recipe
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    Serves: Serves 2
    • 1 bag pre-washed and cut kale (or 1 large bunch of kale, stems removed and chopped)
    • ⅓ cup full-fat coconut milk
    • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
    • 2 tsp fat of choice
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    1. If the kale isn't pre-washed and cut, do that first. If you bought pre-washed / cut kale, pick through the leaves and discard and hard stems.
    2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons of your fat of choice.
    3. Sauté the kale until softened, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
    4. Add the coconut milk and nutmeg. Cook until the coconut milk thickens a bit, about 5 more minutes.

     What’s your favorite way to make kale?

    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    18 thoughts on “Creamed Kale Recipe

    1. Thanks for this recipe! It’s very similar to a traditional Hawaiian dish called squid luau which is made with taro (also called luau) leaves and calamari. Taro leaves are impossible to find on the mainland, but I never would have thought to use kale. 🙂

      1. I have to say, I’m really intrigued by Hawaiian cooking lately!! I’m here in SoCal so there’s quite a lot of it. Thanks for the awesome suggestion!

    2. I made this for a large group on Thanksgiving, and it was such a hit I’ve been asked to repeat for Christmas tomorrow. It has become our new favorite greens dish and we try to have it every week. Thanks for the simplicity.

    3. I know this is an old post however, anyone able to freeze this with success? My garden runneth over with kale… so much so I’ve had a *bunch* of kale every day for 2 weeks!

    4. Wow! This was delicious! I forgot I was eating kale (I love the health benefits but hate the taste). Your website is awesome and I love your recipes!

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