My husband joined a 12 week fitness program at work. The program works on cardio, strength and nutrition and upon completion will help to reduce our monthly health insurance payments as long as his numbers improve. He is motivated and came home a week into the program and handed me a list of “superstar foods.” I looked at the list and said, “I already use a lot of these in my everyday cooking.”
In addition to my husband’s program, my 16 year old daughter is taking a nutrition class at school. She comes home one day and tells me that we need to stop eating processed foods. I told her I would have to throw away her Chips Ahoy cookies. She frowned at me. Her teacher told the class that eating too many processed foods was contributing to obesity and poor health in our country.
Trying to be as supportive as possible to both my husband and daughter I told them that I would do what I could to incorporate the “superstar foods” and organic foods into our meals.
I decided to prepare our evening meal to incorporate as many of these foods as I could. I decided on a hearty soup. So I picked up kale, sweet potatoes, beans, onion, tomatoes, garlic and spicy turkey sausage and got cooking.
This sausage, kale and sweet potato soup was hearty and delicious. I added a few shakes of Tabasco Sauce to my bowl to spice it up just a bit. Recipes like this are definitely keeping our family on track with our nutrition, and I am always about saving a little money.