Monday, February 25, 2013

25 Great Ways to Eat Kale

Kale is no doubt a nutritional powerhouse. One cup of kale can meet this much of your recommended daily intake of:
15% Calcium
15% B6
40% Magnesium
180% Vitamin A
200% Vitamin C
1,020% Vitamin K

It's a low maintenance garden plant and will grow heartily throughout the winter (that big kale plant in the 25 great ways graphic? That is one of my kale plants in the middle of february) - providing your family with lots of great nutrition even when other fresh produce is scarce. So what's holding you back? Not sure what to do with those funny looking green leaves? I've got 25 great recipes to help you think beyond the kale chip.

Green Lemonade from Creative Green Living
Kale Margarita from Running with Tweezers
Green Smoothie from Sweet Remedy

Kale & Broccoli Quinoa from Carla's Confections
Kale & Mushroom Garlic Saute from Glow Kitchen
Kale Guacamole from Katie Did
Crostini with Kale and Parmesan from Martha Stewart

White Bean & Kale Soup from The Vintage Mom

Grilled Halibut with Kale Pistachio Pesto from Pineapple and Coconut
Kale Quesadillas from Fit Pregnancy

Crispy Kale with Black Truffle Garlic Aioli Dip from Tartine and Apron Strings
Simple Kale Chips from Brittleby's Corner
Seedy Kale Crackers from Sketch Free Eating

Crunchy Kale Salad from Use Real Butter
Kale Slaw with Peanut Dressing from Martha Stewart

Now, go forth and eat kale!

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  2. Thanks. Ive seen it in the produce dept, but didn't know what to do with it. I'm going to try it. Maybe plant it this spring, too. It's so pretty. Any special companion plants you'd recommend?

    1. I really like dinosaur kale for the variety - it's less delicate and is very tasty. Some good companion plants are Basil, Beans, Dill, Garlic, Lettuce, Marigold, Mint, Onion, Radish, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme

  3. Mmmm...I love kale. What a fabulous roundup of recipes!!

  4. I love this round-up--because I love kale! Thanks for including my recipe. :)

  5. Thank you so much for including my recipe! I really appreciate it :D The rest of these look awesome too!

  6. This is FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for sharing this on the wellness wednesday link-up. I know kale is a great nutrient-packed super food but I never know how to use it so my whole family will enjoy it. This is one that needs to be pinned!

  7. Yum! Totally pinning this for reference, I need to eat more of this great food ... just don't tell my husband that's what it is. :)


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