By: Dawn Bradford-Lange, Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.
Here is a delicious St. Patty’s Day recipe that you can make for a family member who is undergoing cancer treatments. This recipe includes superfood kale. The benefits of kale include antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K, as well as a good source of copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Recipes including kale can also provide a rich source of organosulfur compounds, which have been shown to reduce the risk of many cancers. The cancer-protective compounds in kale have thus been the subject of intense research, particularly their role in blocking the growth of cancer cells and inducing cancer cell death (apoptosis). When possible use organic ingredients.
To save time, you can also form these into larger patties and pan-fry in a non-stick skillet.
- 1 1/2 pounds potatoes (you can peel if you want, but I didn’t)
- 6 ounces kale
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 2 teaspoons Pink Himalayan salt (optional)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons almond or hemp milk
- 2 tablespoons potato starch or corn starch
- Cut the potatoes into small cubes (about 1/2-inch), put them in a large pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender.
- While the potatoes are cooking, remove the center stalk from the kale and slice the leaves into strips. When the potatoes are done, lift them out with a slotted spoon and place in a large mixing bowl. Put the kale into the potato water and cook for 6 minutes or until kale is tender. Remove kale with a slotted spoon to a food processor. Add 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and pulse to chop fine.
- Preheat oven to 425 F. Mash the potatoes and add the kale and all remaining ingredients. Stir well. Using a well-rounded tablespoon, form into balls about 1 inch across. Place them on an oiled baking sheet or, preferably, a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes. Carefully turn over and bake fore 20 minutes more, until lightly browned.
Preparation time: 20 minute(s) | Cooking time: 1 hour(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6
Makes about 30 puffs or 6 servings. Per serving: 128 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (3% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 733mg Sodium; 3g Fiber. Weight Watchers: 2 Points.
Recipe Source: Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Similar Recipe: Vegan Potato Spinach Balls
A healthy diet is only one of several factors that can affect the immune system; exercise and stress management are just as important in improving your overall health and well being.
About Dawn Bradford Lange: Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.