Last night I was making matzo ball soup again (it's one of Ainsley's favorites) and I decided to try adding a few "healthy" things to it to make me feel better as a mother (matzo ball soup is good, but there's not a lot to it besides flour, spices, and chicken broth). I had read an article in Real Simple magazine earlier that day while in the waiting room of Ainsley's occupational therapy clinic that suggested dressing up chicken soup by adding kale and cannellini beans. I bought some of both at the grocery store later that day and added them to the matzo ball soup after the matzo balls had been boiling for 25 minutes. The result was so yummy that I had to mention it here. I have also added my suggestions to the original matzo ball soup recipe in the sidebar, "Easy Main Meals."
Here's what to do: Add 1/2 to 1 cup of kale (torn into small pieces), 1/2 to 1 cup of whole wheat angel hair pasta (broken into ~3-inch-long pieces) and 1 can cannellini beans (drained) after the matzah balls have boiled for 25 minutes. Let the soup boil for another 5-8 minutes and serve.