Vegetables have been one of the most common “diet” foods for years, and for good reason: they are loaded with micronutrients, fiber, and you can have a large volume for few calories. Although those are fantastic attributes in a food, that is not enough for a meal. To sustain a healthy lifestyle, for an extended period of time, the volume and quality of food must keep you feeling satisfied. No one feels satisfied with one lettuce leaf, or a plain salad, for that matter. When you load up on all kinds of veggies, PLUS a lean protein, PLUS a quality carb, you’ve created a satisfying meal that meets your energy and nutrient needs.
My partners at Fresh Express® have a chef-inspired Tuscan Kale Sauté Kit™ which makes it easy to create delicious, satisfying meals. Everything’s been done for you…no cleaning, cutting or chopping the vegetables…it’s all there in the kit…We added shrimp for lean protein, and roasted potatoes for some carbs, fiber, and potassium. Want to hear the best part? These Fresh Express® Sauté Kits™ take less than 3 minutes to prepare. Then, you just cook up shrimp in less than 5 minutes, add in potatoes that you meal prepped over the weekend, and BAM, you have a satisfying, delicious and nutritious meal ready in less than 5 minutes!
Fresh Express® Tuscan Kale Sauté Kit™
- Olive oil
- Red potatoes
1. Set oven to 450F. While the oven heats, toss potatoes in a drizzle of olive oil and pinches of salt and pepper. Arrange potatoes on a cookie sheet and score the tops. Roast for 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes, until tender.
3. Prepare your Fresh Express® Tuscan Kale Sauté Kit™ by following the three easy instructions on the package (takes about 3 minutes).
3. Move cooked vegetables to serving dish and add olive oil to sauté pan. Add shrimp, salt, and pepper, and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently until shrimp are totally pink.
4. Add cooked shrimp and potatoes to your prepared Tuscan Kale Sauté Kit™ and enjoy!
Melissa is a registered dietitian living and working in NYC for over a decade. While she is a dietitian by profession, Melissa believes that being healthy does not just mean from a dietary perspective. To her, health encompasses eating nutritious foods, exercising, and balancing mental well-being.