Irish Colcannon with Kale

 Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish that is both nutritious and delicious. There are many variations of colcannon, some including baconcabbage, and even eggs. Today we wanted to share a classic colcannon with an extra nutritional punch!

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Depending on how many people you’d like to serve; you can adjust the recipe to your liking. This recipe typically serves four as a side dish.

Irish Colcannon with Kale

4-5 small (or medium) russet potatoes

1 tbsp reduced-fat cream cheese

1/2 a white onion, diced (scallions also work well)

1-2 cups kale (I used frozen, but fresh also works)

Optional: 1-2 tbsp almond milk (or milk of choice)

Scrub and chop potatoes into small quarters (the skins can be removed, but I prefer to keep them on). Boil potatoes for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain water and mash potatoes with onions, cream cheese and milk. Add kale and mix until cooked, about 2-3 minutes.

And there you have it; a simple, tasty, and nutritious dish that’ll leave you feeling like a true Irishman or woman. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content (1 serving): 190 calories, 2.3g fat, 1.7g saturated fat, 38.5g carbohydrates, 6.2g fiber, 3.2g sugars, 5.2g protein, 104% vitamin A, 139% vitamin C



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