Kale The Super Food

After spending years garnishing your meal instead of being a part of it, kale has found it’s way into the spotlight as a versatile, much loved vegetable. And kale’s popularity is with good reason-it’s easy to prepare and packed with nutrition. Rich in vitamins A,C, and K, which help to promote a strong immune system. Kale is also a good source of calcium and potassium.

Bake the Whole Bunch:

Kale chips may not look like regular chips, but even the pickiest eaters agree, they’re totally snack-worthy. Just place on a baking sheet along with a little olive oil and spices of your choice and bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Make a Simple Saute:

A little oil, salt and pepper are all it takes to create a super food side dish. Add variety with garlic, lemon juice and vinegar.

Serve as a Salad Green:

But first, massage kale leaves to break down tough tissues. This is as simple as it sounds; with ribs removed, rub kale with your hands. In minutes you’ll notice darker, smoother leaves, a sigh that the tissues and bitter flavor are tamed.

Think Breakfast:

Toss a handful of finely chopped kale leaves into a smoothie or add kale to your morning omelet.

Use in Soups Stews or Casseroles:

Since it retains its texture during cooking, kale makes a hearty addition to baked or slow cooked meals.

Written by: Larissa Chapkovich

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