Solstice Greens & Cannellini Crostini

Wow! Summer Solstice is here anwww.farmfoodieandfitness.comd gone already! Summer is in full swing! Now, if we could only slow it down! My family and I decided to celebrate summer solstice this year a little different. It was a cloudy day at the beach so we headed to mini golf,(Luckily everyone still has their teeth having a 2 year old with a golf club!)Then we grabbed all the ingredients for this healthy dish, made homemade ice cream sundaes, and we finished the night off running up and down the streets in our pajamas chasing and catching fireflies. I know the kids were having a blast, but I think I actually had more fun!!! I didn’t really want to cook or spend a ton of time in the kitchen, but wanted something hearty and filling, so I threw together this little recipe, it’s really all we needed to feel full and satisfied…well the sundaes helped with that too! 😉

This recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy summer dish when you’re strapped on time, not in the mood to cook, or just want something lite in the heat of the summer!

Ingredients:

  • French Baguette
  • Fresh curly organic kale- washed and de-stemmed
  • 1/2 can Cannellini beans
  • 1 clove garlic-minced
  • small chunk of Italian Pecornio cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • Sea Salt
  • Fresh Ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. Slice baguette into crostini size bites. In a hot skillet add olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and stir together. Place bread onto infused oil in pan until bread becomes crusty. About 3-5 minutes. Make sure to do both sides! Set aside
  2. In the same pan add a little more olive oil and add Kale. Saute kale till is starts to wilt, add in cannellini beans. Mash beans a little to absorb the oils. Just cook until they begin to warm.
  3. On a plate stack, bread, kale and bean mixture. Top with chunks of Pecorino, season with salt and pepper. And serve.

Quick, easy, filling, healthy, and perfect for a summer night of chasing fireflies!!

 

 

 

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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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