How to Eat Kale – 4 easy ways to really enjoy it. {With Recipe}

 

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Did you know Kale is a super food? Seriously, this leafy green has some crazy super powers.

Kale is loaded with antioxidants, high in Vitamin C, Beta Carotene, Vitamin K, and Calcium.  It even has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

But if you are like me – you probably didn’t know how to eat Kale. Don’t worry – there is a Blog for that!

Check out 365 Days of Kale for some interesting tips!

I first tried Kale because it came in my Bountiful Basket.  I steamed it, and fell in love.  I was hooked.  Here are my top 3 ways to enjoy Kale, and a few recipes I like to use.

  1. Baked into Chips (See below for recipe)
  2. In Soup – My current favorite recipe for this (I leave out the sausage, it still tastes great!)
  3. Sauteed. (Bobby Flay was the first recipe I tried for this and adore it!!)
  4. Raw – I like to mix Kale with lemon and garlic, then add tomatoes, chickpeas, and avocado.  Top with a little olive oil and Balsamic.  YUMMO! (If you eat it raw – make sure to do so soon after buying so it is less bitter.  (1-2 days))

These days Kale is a staple on my grocery runs.  I just really love it.

What is your favorite way to enjoy Kale?

Baked Kale Chips (my favorite!) – Recipe from Allrecipes

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt. (I also add garlic.)
  3. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. ENJOY!
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Comments

  1. Hi! New follower stopping by from the blog hop. Have a great day! :-)
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  2. Thanks for reminding me about this! I made Kale Chips last summer and it was really good, but I think I oversalted it. I will try it again!

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  3. Yum yum! I am definitely trying the chips! My desert tortoises love kale too!

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  4. Whew! I’ve always wondered how to eat Kale! Thanks for sharing…and I love Bobby Flay!
    I stumbled your post!

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  5. I have never tried Kale. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I stumbled it.

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  6. It’s so green though. How does it taste?

    Stumbled you, my post is http://booksyourkidswilllove.blogspot.com/2011/04/from-book-to-book.html

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    Emily Reply:

    Hi Sara
    The taste is green, fresh. It can turn bitter if you wait to long to eat it. But if you saute it or boil it, it is a great way to reduce the bitterness . Like spinach or swiss chard.

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  7. I’m curious about the taste too. Baked into chips I might like though. Thanks for stumbling my post – stumbled back! :)

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    Emily Reply:

    The taste is green, fresh. If you use it right away it won’t be bitter. But if you saute it or boil it, it is a great way to reduce the bitterness if you wait to long to eat it. Like spinach or swiss chard.

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  8. Hi – I stumbled this post. My parents really like Kale although I’ve never had it. Does it taste like spinach or broccoli – what’s it taste like? Bitter? Sweet? Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by GivingNSharing this morning. Tina “The Book Lady”

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  9. Very interesting, thanks for sharing! Thanks for stumbling my post – I stumbled yours!
    ~Erika
    Musings From a SAHM

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  10. I’ll try those kale chips!

    http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2011/03/cute-stuff-you-need-to-see-marshmallow-chicks/ Stumbled you, please stumble me back. Thanks for participating in Stumble tumble Tuesday! Join us again next week!

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    Emily Reply:

    Thanks Blondie! I stopped by and stumbled you earlier this week. Enjoy the chips I know you will like them.

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  11. Jane Van Ghost says:

    Just tried kale sauteed in olive oil with garlic and salt(seasoning salt next time) with sweet potato and fish dinner. Soooooo good. Great chew snack while watching tv too. Why didn’t I know about this before? Heard about and saw it prepared on Dr. Oz’s show couple weeks ago.

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  12. Great now i know what to do with the Kale, I feed the tortoises in the lake. lol

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  13. Can you add it to a salad ? I have never tried it but I know it is very healthy.

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  14. wow, eating raw kale.. Now that is hardcore

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  15. I love kale,very super healthy!!!,for those of us with cats or dogs,teach them to eat it raw or slightly cooked,it’s so good for them too,after few bites they’ll love it,my little girl dog goes real nuts for it,and she has never been sick,she is 6 years old now,she has been eating it since 10 weeks old,it keeps her teeth clean/white as well!!!…

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  19. OMG, thank you for the kale chip idea!! Yum! Sure shrinks, Imma gonna need a lot more kale :-)

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    Emily Reply:

    Remember though you are still eating the same amount of Kale as if you were eating a salad… In other words go easy on it until your digestive system is used to the Kale! :)

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