Anti-inflammatory foods are an integral part of an anti-aging diet and are especially essential for those who have issues with food allergies and intolerances. Here is a highly anti-inflammatory vegetable sauté that combines kale, ginger and sweet potato. Kale is a good source of dietary fiber, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, and a very good source of vitamins A, C, K, B6, calcium, potassium, copper and manganese. Combined with sweet potato and ginger, kale provides additional fiber and gives you a delicious, satisfyingly sweet flavor.
Kale and Sweet Potato Sauté
Gluten- and Dairy-Free
1 Tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 sweet potato, scrubbed and peeled
1 bunch kale, cleaned and roughly chopped
½ teaspoon sea salt
1. Peel sweet potato into small ribbons. Alternatively, you can use a mandolin vegetable peeler to slice potatoes into ribbons.
2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chopped ginger and sauté, 1 minute. Add sweet potato ribbons cook until lightly browned, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Add kale and sauté until kale is slightly cooked, 4 to 5 minutes . Season with salt.
Elizabeth Kaplan is the founder of The Pure Pantry, an allergen-free natural foods company that creates nutritious, great-tasting, and easy-to-use baking mixes. She is the author of Fresh from Elizabeth’s Kitchen: Gluten-free & Allergy-free Recipes. When she was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2002, and subsequently her children were diagnosed with severe food allergies and gluten intolerance, she focused her passion for the culinary arts on gluten-free cuisine. Elizabeth teaches cooking classes that help others transition to a gluten-free lifestyle, lectures on topics related to gluten intolerance, and writes a lifestyle blog in which she shares recipes, nutrition tips, entertaining and travel ideas, and her first-hand knowledge about raising children with food allergies. Her husband and three children all enjoy being her official taste testers for the recipes and products she creates.