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Kale: Is This Superfood Super Delicious?

Kale is many things to many people; packed with nutrition, it is one of the so-called superfoods, and an excellent way to fill nutritional gaps in your diet.  But do you actually want to eat the green that makes spinach look wimpy? As Good for the Taste Buds As It Is for the Body It’s seriously green, and the strong taste is a turn off for many, even some adults!

 

  • Is it enticing to know that kale has cholesterol-lowering benefits that are released by steaming?
  • That it is fiber-rich?
  • That it lowers the risk of five different types of cancer, helps your body detoxify, and has over 45 flavonoids, including antioxidants and anti-inflammatory?

 

It is one of the most nutrient-packed foods, especially when considering its paltry calorie content.  Does that make it a little more appetizing? Maybe not. So, if you don’t enjoy the sharp taste of kale, how can you add this amazing veggie to your diet? Try sautéing it in a little butter and adding some garlic.  This releases some of the bitter taste and the butter adds a little healthy fat to round out your meal.  You can also sneak kale into pasta and pizza sauces and use it in place of spinach in dishes like lasagna or omelets. Try this recipe for kale chips. You’ll need

  • A bunch of kale. Remove the leaves from the stems and tear into bite-sized pieces.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.  Wash the kale thoroughly and dry with a paper towel or salad spinner.  Drizzle the oil over the kale and then sprinkle with salt.  Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are brown. These are a great on-the-go snack.  There are dozens of wonderful recipes featuring the versatile – and yes, delicious – kale.  Look for them and experiment with this very healthy, tasty super superfood. If you’re looking for another snack that is packed with healthy antioxidants, anti-inflammatory powers, nutrients, and, of course, taste, try 22 Days’ Cherry Chocolate Bliss Energy Bars.  As nutritious as they are delicious, these bars give you the fuel your body needs to perform at its best.