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Black-Eyed Peas with Kale and Sweet Potato

Made this delicious meal today while listening to the 2012 Rose Bowl game. A wonderful combination of flavors! Serve with brown rice or fat-free cornbread, with hot sauce on the side.

Makes 4 servings

1 package (10 ounces) frozen or fresh kale, chard, or collard greens

4 cups low-sodium vegetarian broth

2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen black-eyed peas, thawed and drained or

1 sixteen ounce package of dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and soaked for 8 hours

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 can (18 ounces) vacuum-packed unsweetened sweet potatoes, drained, rinsed, and chopped, or 2 cups cooked

A few dashes of liquid smoke

I prefer fresh kale but if you can only get frozen thaw frozen greens in a bowl of boiling water. Chop and combine with broth, black-eyed peas, garlic, sweet potatoes, and liquid smoke in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring often, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.

Per serving (1/4 recipe): calories: 412; fat: 4 g; calories from fat: 8%; cholesterol: 0 mg; protein: 32 g; carbohydrates: 74 g; sugar: 1 g; fiber: 22 g; sodium: 127 mg

Recipe by Bryanna Clark Grogan found in Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs by Neal Barnard, M.D.

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  • Jac Evans

    Hello Daniel,
    Wellness is very beneficial for us to live a long and healthy life.

    • Yes Jac, without health, we die. Spending time taking care of our bodies each day is the key to long life.

  • Fitness and wellness are the most important things for healthy life. To achieve both things, we do some extra effort. We use the fresh foods and take the exercise daily to become healthy.

    • Exercising is well worth the effort John! I like being flexible, in shape, still on the move and vibrant as I age. I am sure there are many people that also want this healthy lifestyle for themselves.

  • I have a whole section of recipes on my blog here Bentrom:
    Healthy Living

  • Fredy Penagos

    Wellness and fitness is very important thing for a healthy life. Without these factors, we are not living life well.

    • Yes, Fredy! It takes just a few more minutes each day to make healthy meals and I am worth it! Thanks for stopping by!

  • All combination is not so rare if you make some unique combination then people must like them!
    Sixteen ounce package of dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and soaked for 8 hours.

  • Hello Bentelen,
    I agree. If I walk down the street and have my head down and I am carrying around a whole bunch of excess weight, I am not as my creator designed me to be. We are meant to be fit, active and full of vigor. Eating right does not take that much more time than eating unhealthy foods. I do a 7 minute workout with some yoga and everyone that wants to look and feel good will take a few minutes to take care of their body.

  • Hi Daniel,
    Health is wealth. Do not live to eat but eat to live. Always avoid fatty foods and also junk foods. Junk foods have many calories that enhance your weight and you know extra weight can create many diseases.

  • booked.net

    Fitness and wellness is a great blessing by God. We can enjoy the happiness of life. There are many benefits of a fit life.

    • Hello Ben,
      God designed us to be in great health, to be happy, and to share the spiritual blessings with people. There is no reason to be in poor health and overweight when choices are the cause of people’s illness. What we chose to eat has a large bearing on our health.

  • Algy Claim

    Hello Daniel,
    All the people have the latest news that President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Announces New Fitness Program Aimed at Helping Kids Stay Active
    September 10, 2012.

    • Hello Algyclaim101,

      It would appear to me that even though all the people have the latest news about fitness and nutrition, many are not using the information. I was just in the grocery yesterday and in front of me was an obese woman with her daughter. The young girl is already over weight. If we put junk food in our mouths and sit on a couch all day, we will get fat. The permanent solution to weight loss is having a permanent change in our behavior. That is why pills, potions, and diets always fail. The successful people that lose weight for life have made a dramatic change in what they eat and the amount of physical activity they get each day.

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