From plant-based eaters to the health-conscious athlete, kale has been touted as a “superfood” by many and was considered “America’s vegetable sweetheart” when it hit the charts of 2012′s food trends. This once unpopular leafy green is now a nutritional powerhouse found in many recipes, including our Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips and dishes like our Lentil-Kale Vegan Risotto.
Kale has become popular for its health benefits, but also for its’ versatility and affordability. This leafy green can be eaten raw, baked, roasted, sautéed, and juiced. Kale is low in calories and can fill you up on little of its green goodness. It is known to lower cholesterol levels and your risk of diseases, such as heart disease. It is high in calcium and iron and is packed with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and K. With so many nutritional benefits, it’s no wonder kale is still considered “king kale” as we begin a new year in 2014.