Sautéed baby kale and sweet potato “noodles”

In my Buddha bowls post I shared that one of my toppings with you was my sautéed baby kale and sweet potato noodles. I wanted to share that recipe with you here because it’s not only a wonderful topping to a bowl but it can also stand alone as a side to any meal. Heck, add your favorite protein and it can be the whole meal!

Sauteed baby kale and sweet potato noodles

In this recipe I use one of my favorite prep cheats. Pre-made spiraled sweet potato noodles by Veggie Noodle Co.


They also sell other products such as riced broccoli, riced cauliflower and even these white sweet potato spirals.  Note to self, I need to try these!


They’re a little expensive but totally worth it to me. I don’t mind making my own veggie noodles but sweet potatoes are one of the harder vegetables to do. If you can’t find pre-made veggie noodles or if they’re too costly for you then by all means jump in and make your own. It just takes a little patience and extra prep time.

Want another cheat?  I use this for my garlic in almost every meal.  I told you before I’m a lazy cook and I meant it.  I’m 100% committed to healthy eating but I’m also super busy and sometimes need to cut corners.  You can find pre-chopped garlic in almost any store now days.


Start by adding avocado oil (or other preferred oil) to your pan and sautéing the baby kale and garlic for about 5 minutes until the kale begins to soften.

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Add in the sweet potato noodles, salt, pepper and water. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are cooked to your desired texture and the baby kale is cooked through.


That’s it. See how easy eating healthy can be? Feel free to experiment with various spices as well. Want a hearty fall flavor? Try adding cinnamon and nutmeg. Do you like spicy? Add in some cumin and chili powder. There are so many flavor combination options.

Sautéed baby kale and sweet potato noodles

Servings: 1-3

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil such as this one
  • 4 cups of fresh baby kale
  • 1 10.7 oz package of Veggie Noodle Co. sweet potato spirals
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced finely
  • 2 tbsp water for steaming


  1. Add avocado oil to a pan and turn to medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and baby kale and sauté for 3-5 minutes until kale has softened.
  3. Add in sweet potato noodles and water.  Cover and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the sweet potato noodles have the texture you prefer.
  4. Serve on top of a salad bowl or as a side to your favorite protein.  Enjoy!

*Note:  I used avocado oil but feel free to experiment with other gut healthy oils.

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