Roasted Yam and Kale Salad

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Florida lap band (gastric band) surgeon Dr Shillingford’s office loves to provide fun and healthy recipes for patients to thrive on and enjoy eating in a healthy manner.  Lap band and gastric band surgery is a weight loss surgery which has aided many patients in their journey towards weight loss.  Kale is super nutritious and abundant in Florida so enjoy!

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Toss the yams with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and arrange evenly onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the yams are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool to room temperature in the refrigerator.
  • At the same time, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and garlic until the onion has caramelized to a golden brown, about 15 minutes. Stir in the kale, cooking until wilted and tender. Transfer the kale mixture to a bowl, and cool to room temperature in the refrigerator.
  • Once all the ingredients have cooled, combine the yams, kale, red wine vinegar, and fresh thyme in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and gently stir to combine.  Kale is delicious and nutritious with elements important per iron and thyroid function.  Enjoy!
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