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Superfood: 10 Tasty Kale Recipes

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Superfood: 10 Tasty Kale Recipes

Are you a fan of kale?

Just like chia seeds, kale is considered a “superfood” because it’s so nutritionally dense. This dark leafy green is packed full of fiber and vitamins. In fact, just one little cup of cooked kale contains:

  • 2.5 grams of protein
  • 354 percent of your RDA for vitamin A (beta-carotene)
  • 89 percent of your RDA for vitamin C
  • 1328 percent of your RDA for vitamin K
  • 27 percent of your RDA for manganese

Its high beta-carotene content means it helps protect your body from cancer and heart disease and the vitamin K helps keep your blood healthy and may even contribute to good bone health. Manganese also contributes to bone health.

Related Reading: 10 Tasty Chia Recipe Ideas

Kale also has a good balance of calcium to magnesium, which makes it great for your bones. We know that calcium is critical to bone health, but did you know that your body needs magnesium in order to properly absorb calcium? Without a proper balance of magnesium, calcium can even contribute to conditions like arthritis.

So! Are you ready to get some more kale into your diet? Check out these delicious kale recipes!

 

dilled kale recipe

You can enjoy kale cooked or raw, so let’s start with some cooked kale recipes.

1. Kale chips – Toss your kale with a little olive oil and bake them up for a crunchy, nutritious snack! Here’s a solid kale chip recipe to try out.

2. Dilled kale, beets, and tofu – You might not think that dill and kale go well together, but throw some beets into the mix, and you’ve got a delicious, easy dinner dish!

3. Kale and bean soup – it might feel a little hot for soup right now, but stash away this kale and white bean soup recipe for cooler weather. You won’t be sorry!

4. Sri Lanka kale with coconut – Shredded coconut makes this tasty kale dish filling and yummy.

5. Sesame noodles with kaleThis kale dish works as a side or as a main course – you decide!

Cooked kale is delicious, but like I mentioned above you can also enjoy this superfood in the raw. Check out some raw kale recipes on the next page!

photo by Becky Striepe

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her lifes mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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8:57PM PST on Feb 14, 2014

Yum.

2:47AM PST on Feb 3, 2014

Thanks

1:37PM PST on Nov 14, 2013

Love kale, thanks Becky.

2:44PM PST on Nov 11, 2013

Thank you for all of the recipes! We love kale.

4:12AM PDT on Oct 17, 2013

Thank you...

7:32AM PDT on Sep 29, 2013

Kale is the super spinach ! It's really good for you I try to put it into every meal I can.

4:38PM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

Delicioso!!... :)

1:44PM PDT on Sep 9, 2013

Yum! Hopefully these recipes will help convince my husband to enjoy kale as much as I do. THANKS!

7:24AM PDT on Sep 9, 2013

Thanks!

2:41AM PDT on Jul 13, 2013

Thanks SO much for these recipes... It is Winter for us now and I needed more ways to use kale... The recipes sound just great!

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