whole grain spaghetti with garlicky kale and tomato

Happy Friday everyone! How is it going? I’ve had a great day. I got a good nights sleep, went to yoga where I was able to kick up into a headstand on my own. I was pretty psyched about it. Then I went to Trader Joe’s because grocery shopping is my favorite chore. Another great day in So Cal. I’m feeling so mellow and happy. I realize that I’ve had several posts gushing about how happy I’ve been recently, but I can’t help it. I am feeling great!

Last night I made a recipe from this months Real Simple, whole grain spaghetti  with garlickey kale and tomato. This was a quick meal and it had kale, which is a super food!

I started by cooking two portions of whole grain spaghetti (hell ya coupon from Whole Foods) and then got started on the sauce.

I sliced up 1/2 of a red onion and 2 cloves of garlic and sliced up 1 plum tomato. The recipe called for grape tomato but I didn’t want to have way too many tomatoes so instead I just sliced one plum tomato.

Then I sauteed the onion and the garlic in EVO with salt and pepper for 5 mins.

Once the onion and the garlic has cooked I added 2 handfuls of kale, sliced.

Look how green! I let the kale cook down for about 4 mins and then added the tomato to the mix and let it heat up for about 3 mins. I took the kale mix off the heat and combined it in the pasta in the pasta pot.

I also added a handful of slivered almonds, a tablespoon of pecorino. After mixing I served and topped with a little more pecorino.

Yum! Another light and delicious meal. I’m having a major red onion moment and I have to say that kale is quickly becoming my one of my favorite foods. Good thing too because its super healthy. I especially liked this pasta because it had some tomato in it but it wasn’t a full fledged tomato sauce.

Something to read: Monica at Run, Eat, Repeat’s husband wrote the Top 10 reasons to marry a healthy living blogger. I propose we change the title to “top ten reasons to date a healthy living blogger” and have it made into pamphlets to distribute to potential dates. Read it here!

Tomorrow I am hosting a bake off with my friend Danielle! I’ll be making a chocolate cream pie! Get excited!

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3 thoughts on “whole grain spaghetti with garlicky kale and tomato

  1. that looks tasty! too bad I have eaten my kale for the week… Ha, never thought about healthy living bloggers this way before! Can I have the male version of it please? Thanks! 🙂

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