It’s no wonder why Kale has been deemed a “super food.” This leafy green is packed with vitamin K, calcium, and vitamin C.
I found three ways I best enjoy Kale, all which are quick and easy–just how I like it in the kitchen!
1. Kale Chips
– 3-4 kale leaves, remove stems
– olive oil
Take a few leaves, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt over and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. The leaves are so crispy and seriously taste like potato chips. Not a bad start!
2. Kale Smoothie
While the green tinged smoothie can be off-putting, the taste is spot on.
-1 cup ice
-1 cup skim or 1% milk
-2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder (optional)
– half a cup or one package of low-fat vanilla yogurt
– 2-3 Kale leaves + stems
-1 medium banana
Add all ingredients into blender, blend until smooth. It’s low in fat and calories, and if you want to kick up your protein intake add the powder and you’ll have a great breakfast or afternoon snack.
3. Sautéed Kale
After mastering collard greens, I attempted the same recipe with Kale. It’s a great side dish or alternative to salad or broccoli.
-1 bunch kale
-2 tbsp olive oil
– salt & pepper
-2 garlic cloves
Heat a large pot of water over the stove until it comes to a boil, add 1 bunch kale and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain kale, rinse, and squeeze out excess water.
While the kale is boiling, saute garlic in 1 tbsp oil until soft. Add the kale, 1 tbsp oil, salt and pepper and saute for 3-5 minutes. Squeeze lemon over kale, and enjoy!
Hope these help you include kale into your diet, I love veggies and am always on the lookout for new and unique ways to season and cook them. These are just three ways I found that I like best when it comes to kale.