Salmon and Kale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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- 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes
- 2 cups kale, chopped
- 4 pieces of wild-caught salmon
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (preferably fortified with vitamin D)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
- Preheat the oven:
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Bake the sweet potatoes:
- Wash the sweet potatoes and pierce them with a fork.
- Place them on a baking sheet and bake for about 45-60 minutes or until tender.
- Prepare the filling:
- While the sweet potatoes are baking, heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Add minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add chopped kale and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes.
- In a bowl, combine the cooked kale, drained salmon, Greek yogurt, thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Assemble the stuffed sweet potatoes:
- Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, cut a slit lengthwise and gently fluff the insides with a fork.
- Spoon the salmon and kale mixture into each sweet potato.
- Top with cheese:
- Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top of each stuffed sweet potato.
- Bake again:
- Place the stuffed sweet potatoes back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.
- Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
- This recipe measurement is created for 4 servings, but the measurements can be modified for more or less servings.
This recipe incorporates key nutrients for bone health. Salmon provides vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for calcium absorption and bone strength. Kale is rich in calcium, magnesium, and vitamin K, all of which contribute to bone health. Greek yogurt adds calcium and protein, while sweet potatoes offer vitamin A and potassium. Cheddar cheese contributes additional calcium and vitamin D.