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K is for Kale

kaleKale is probably one of my most favorite greens. Though more bitter than spinach (my other fav green), its high volume of Vitamin K, A, and E are what get me really excited about this cancer fighting cruciferous veggie. Low in calories and high in Omega 3 and fiber, this is one lean mean green!

How you prepare kale is up to you. Of course steaming or including raw in a smoothie are the best ways to maintain a super healthy addition to your diet, but if you need to flavor up, here are some great ways to make kale:

1. Kale Chips: Cut the leaves into chip sized pieces. Place on a cookie sheet, spray with spray olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake on 500 for 8-10 minutes.

2. Sautéed lemon kale: Trim kale into strips. Heat 1 tsp olive oil + a sprinkle of brown sugar and juice from 1/2 lemon. Sautee kale until wilted.

3. As an ingredient: Try adding kale to your egg fritatas, or salads- anywhere you’d use a green leaf like spinach.

 

More on Kale nutrition: http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=38

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This entry was posted on June 15, 2011 by in fitness.
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