Kale & Chickpea Stew… YUM

Another of my one pan, $1 per serving, quick and healthy recipes!!  Check it out…

It’s true, I really do want to show everyone that you can cook fast, simple and HEALTHY meals for the same price as eating from the McDonald’s Dollar Menu! You can double the recipe and make lots of leftovers!  It’s delicious hot or cold.  It’s even vegetarian!  Perfect to bring to work.  Put over pasta or rice and you have a complete meal.  Beans for protein and some healthy carbs, kale for a vegetable and pasta/rice for a starch, preferably whole wheat if you’re trying to get fit for summer!!

1 pound of kale, rinsed and dried

30 oz can of chickpeas

28 oz can of crushed tomatoes with Italian seasonings

6 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 tbls of olive oil

1. In a pot, heat olive oil and sauté the garlic for a minute.  Be careful not to burn it!!

2. Add crushed tomatoes to the garlic, stir and cook on medium heat for a minute or two.

3. Drain half of the liquid out of the can of chickpeas.  Then, add the chickpeas and the half of liquid that is left, to the pot. Stir and cook on low heat until it begins to gently boil.

4. While waiting for your pot to boil, rip up your kale into small pieces.


Use only the leaves, toss the spine.  It’s bitter!  Yucky.


Add the kale to the pot, stir together, cover and simmer on low heat for as long as you need!  Eat as a meal or snack, by itself or add a starch! Celery would probably be really good in it as well.  Onions!  Mmmm I’m getting hungry…


Also, in case you missed it, I made an episode on how to make kale chips… watch to see how simple it is to make them!  Perfect replacement for munching on unhealthy chips!  Find out why kale is so healthy for you!


Keep it classy,

Chef Stef




4 thoughts on “Kale & Chickpea Stew… YUM

  1. I watched the video how to make kale chips. Coincidentally my friend was told to look out for kale chips at Costco but could not find it. What do you know, we passed by the grocery on our way home to pick up some mustard leaves and I didn’t check it very well, I brought home kale instead. So now I left her a bunch of kale to make some chips tomorrow. Thank you!

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