Tuesday Tastes: How to Eat Kale

Good Tuesday morning everyone! I’m finally back to writing my blog posts after about a 6-month hiatus. With turning the corner into the New Year, I have finally put my foot down and plan to stick with my goal of maintaining this blog. It’s a type of relaxation technique for me, and I love sharing healthy tips and tricks for fitness and overall health. So once again, I hope you all enjoy the coming attractions! šŸ™‚

Today I want to highlight a delicious food that everyone seems to be really afraid of, but one that I have embraced in the last year.

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Kale is such a delicious green that so many people have either never heard of, or think is “weird” and that they would rather stick to their iceberg or hearts-of-romaine for their salads. Kale can be used in so many ways, and mixed, cooked, baked, and seasoned to taste so fantastically good that you don’t even know you’re eating a vegetable (That’s the goal for many of us, yes?).

The first time I used kale, I made the simplest recipe I could find that used the least amount of ingredients, so I could actually get the true taste of the veggie. KALE CHIPS. Simple enough: buy kale, wash, and chop (or rip) into bite sized pieces. Toss with EVOO. Put in the oven. Sprinkle with salt. ENJOY.After the first batch of those, I was hooked.

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I found yet another great recipe for Cheesy Kale Chips that you MUST try, especially if you like your crunchy afternoon snacks like I do.

One of my favorite soups to make in the winter is a SUPER easy Italian Wedding Soup. I altered this recipe a bit (I used already made turkey-meatballs, for a start) and I also substitute the escarole with kale! It is to die for, and you won’t be disappointed if you do the same.

After doing some research on kale salads, I found a plethora on this lovely Food52 website. The best kale salads, at your service.

c7855810a34d94139e19b3e8bcd720c3Going forward, my next endeavor using kale is going to be Kale Pesto; my sister always recommends putting pesto in pastas, but she also tells me it goes GREAT in scrambled eggs or omelets. I eat eggs everyday, so that is definitely on my To-Cook list for this coming week, and I think the pesto will be a fantastic addition.

I hope you all go and try some of these recipes, especially if you’re looking for new ways to switch up your veggie regime; you won’t be disappointed.

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