Kale is one of the healthiest foods you can get your hands on. Trouble is, many of us remember kale in one form–plate garnish. Putting it in your mouth doesn’t compute with your mind.
But do the health benefits outweigh the aversion to kale? It should, because being a super food means a commitment to kale will translate into numerous body benefits you can’t find in other foods.
One thing to help, find some simple recipes that will help you enjoy eating kale.
3 Quick and Easy Kale Recipes
- 1. Kale Salad with Mustard and Nutritional Yeast – Nutritional yeast is a dairy substitute that gives a “cheesy” taste to foods. Here’s a way to spice up your kale. For 1 bunch of kale add about 2/3 cup of olive oil, 1-2 tbsp of apple cider vinager, 1/3 cup of dijon mustard, 1/3 nutritional yeast, 1/8 of cup of garlic power (not salt), pepper to taste. The proportions can change based on flavor such as adding nutritional yeast. Stir or mix all ingredients. After, massage the dressing into the kale, as the heavy leafs need some time to breakdown. Let it sit at least 30 minutes before consumption. Sprinkle more yeast on the top if desired. You can add some additional veggies to the mix but this can be done solely with kale.
- 2. Kale Chips – Instead of raw, try baked. Kale chips takes the leaves of kale in bit sized chunks (remember it will shrink). Choose your own mixture with at minimum olive oil, salt,
pepper. Paint the oil mixture onto the kale chips that you’ve laid out on a cookie sheet. Pre-heat oven to 350 and once ready, put in your kale chips for 10-15 minutes. Quick and easy. Don’t let those leaves burn!
- 3. Steam Kale – Steam or fried kale. With steamed you don’t need oil to break down kale. It’s possible to add kale into your stir-fry. Consider it a spinach substitute but remember it will need 3x the time. If you only steam kale consider adding salt, pepper, and maybe some raw garlic for additional flavor.
Those are just three ways to use kale in many diverse ways. Enjoy!