So, by now I think you have heard about Kale and how amazing it is and how everyone should be eating it.
When I first gave Kale a try, I decide to make some Kale chips.
Basically just toss the kale in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and get crispy in the oven.
I don’t know if I put too much oil or what, but I just couldn’t eat them!
I started thinking that if I couldn’t stomach the salty crunchy version of Kale, I probably wouldn’t like it any other way, and gave up.
Then at the grocery story I decided to give it one more try.
And wouldn’t you know?! I LOVE it…not as crispy crunch chips, but pretty much any other way – haha.
Here are my top 5 ways to eat kale:
#1) In a Smoothie
This one is a no brainer…you literally can’t taste it, but you get to eat it RAW when it’s blended in a smoothie, and that is really the most nutritious way. Just make sure you blend it for long enough to get all the small pieces pulverized. Even my kids LOVE it.
#2) In a Salad
I just chopped up some raw Kale and added it to my salad – there was other types of lettuce, I haven’t tried it in a salad made exclusively of Kale, but I found it even less bitter than spinach. There’s something about those curly leaves that give the salad a great texture!
#3) With Eggs
Chop it up and put it in a scramble for a nice nutrient and energy boost in the morning…and once again, I liked it SO MUCH better than Spinach (which always seems to get watery when I saute it).
#4) With Spiced Sweet Corn
I’ve sauteed it with corn that I cut off the cob. I spiced it with salt, garlic powder and chili powder. It’s SO good, and the sweetness from the corn balances out the slight bitterness from the Kale…it’s AH-mazing.
#5) Sweet Potato/Kale Mash
This one is also great when you are trying to get kids to eat Kale. My toddlers LOVE mashed sweet potato, and when I pureed Kale into it they didn’t even think twice. I even fed this to my 8 month old as baby food. There’s nothing a mother loves more than sneaking super nutritious food into her babies 🙂
I’d love to hear from you – what are your favorite ways to get Kale into your diet?