Cavatelli with Chicken Sausage and Kale
I don't care how much I want to slim down a bit, I will never ever give up pasta!!! I mean really, if I could i'd eat it everyday! Its so simple and versatile! The flavor combinations are so endless and most pasta dishes can be thrown together in under 30 minutes! This dish not only comes together quickly but is budget friendly too... and if your kiddos are anything like mine then kid approved too!!!
While at the grocery store this weekend I found a new (i think, well I've never seen it before) chicken sausage by Premio. I always use this brand for Italian sausage, I love the flavors! As soon as I saw the Cheese & Garlic Chicken Sausage I wanted to use it in some sort of pasta dish. Then I thought, hmm, its been a lonnnggg time since i've made cavatelli and to add some good for you hearty greens... lets throw in some kale!
If you haven't had kale before you should give it a try! Its a very hearty green, it keeps its structure when cooked, it is FULL of fiber and vitamin k, c & a!!! "Beyond antioxidants, the fiber content of cruciferous kale binds bile acids and helps lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease, especially when kale is cooked instead of raw"(webmd.com).