Some Motivation & A Bit About Kale

Some Motivation & A Bit About Kale

There’s a very good reason kale is fast becoming the most popular member of the cabbage family. This well-loved green leafy veggie, which is available all year round (but more abundant from September to February), comes in two types. The first one has smooth leaves while the other has curly leaves. Most of the time, it’s pure green in color but may come with touches of purple or blue.

Not surprisingly, kale abounds in health benefits. It’s not only delicious, it’s extremely nutritious as well. It’s overflowing with antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, manganese and potassium. It’s also rich in fiber, calcium, iron, protein, and beta-carotene. Kale’s antioxidants can effectively combat serious diseases like cancer, heart ailments, and other chronic problems. Other nutrients can ward off dementia, osteoporosis and cataracts.

Apart from being nutritious, another thing you’ll about it is its versatility. There are countless ways you can incorporate this leafy green in your daily diet. Here are some examples of dishes that make use of kale.

  • Braised kale with bacon and cider
  • Stir-fried curly kale with chili and garlic
  • Sweet and sour kale with garlic and anchovy
  • Kale pasta with chili and anchovy
  • Kale tabbouleh
  • Braised chicken with kale
  • Pasta with black kale, caramelized onions, and parsnips
  • Bean soup with kale and chorizo
  • Cajun steak frites with kale
  • Garlic-roasted kale
  • Kale and caramelized onion grilled cheese

Take advantage of kale’s numerous health perks!

Some Motivation & A Bit About Kale

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