Cheesy Kale & Rice Recipe: Quick, Easy, Healthy, Delicious Dinner

Cheesy Kale by The Allergy Chef

Kid Two LOVES cheesy kale (and all things dairy free cheese). You see, a long time ago, I got fed up with bread. It’s silly now, looking back at it. I didn’t like how huge burger buns were, and when the kids would eat food, it seemed like they were taking on way more than what was needed. Honestly, half the bun would be the perfect size, then it wouldn’t over shadow the flavor of what’s inside.

Enter kale. You know, the vegetable no child wants to eat. Well, I started serving the kids kale and Sloppy Joe. They hated it, but were willing to play along. Enter cheese. Suddenly, kale is everyone’s new best friend. I started to sauté kale in olive oil, and add cheese. Initially, there was A LOT of cheese in the mix. Have I mentioned the kids love cheese? Especially Kid Three. Needless to say they were totally OK with the fact that Sloppy Joe was served a top kale, as long as it was cheesy kale.

Well, the kids got to a point where they would eat kale on its own, again, as long as it was cheesy kale. It was no longer muted under the watchful eye of Sloppy Joe, but was unleashed as a side dish! I crack myself up. One evening, we had a little bit of this and that in the fridge, and Kid Two needed dinner. This came together so quickly, and he told me that it was so delicious, and asks for it all the time now.

Allergy Status (Includes some DF Cheese Options)

Free From: Wheat/Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Peanut, Fish, Shellfish, Sesame, Alliums, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Beans & Lentils, Berries, Buckwheat, Cane/Refined Sugar, Carrot, Celery, Cinnamon, Citrus, Garlic, Legume, Lupin, Mushroom, Mustard, Nightshade, Oat, Onion, Pea & Pea Protein, Poultry, Red Meat, Rice, Seeds, Stone Fruits, Strawberry, Squash & Gourd, Sweet Potato & Yam, Tapioca/Cassava/Yuca/Manioc, Tomato, Yeast

Friendly To: Diabetic, Fructose Intolerance, Vegan

Compatible With: Top 8 Allergy Free, Tree Nut Free (Including Coconut)

An Allergy Note About Dairy Free Cheese

For those of you that need dairy free cheese, most of them contain top and/or less common allergens such as: Almond, Cashew, Coconut, Corn, Potato/Nightshade, Soy, Yeast, and a few others. Choose wisely based on your needs. The Dairy Free Swaps Article talks about shared equipment.

Update: Oatzarella is now an available option that’s top 8 free and Follow Your Heart has removed the coconut from their parmesan shreds, making it top 8 free as well.

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