KALE THE RISE OF A FOOD STAR
Kale was once regulated to the corner of our dinner plates; you know the area that you never touched!?
I remember going out to dinner with my parents when I was about 7 or 8 yrs old and asking “Mom what’s this green crinkly thing next to my steak and should I eat it?”
Well, times have truly changed! From news stories featuring the leafy vegetable to t-shirts with people announcing their love for the super food, its popularity has truly skyrocketed! And for good reason, it has several of the necessary vitamins that our bodies need to function.
Not a fan or tired and bored with the typical kale salad or chips?
Here are a four fun and creative ways to start incorporating this wonder food in your diet
#1. Kale pesto Sauce: Grab some kale, garlic, fresh lemon juice, parmesan cheese, and olive oil, toss them in a food processor or blender for a tasty sauce you can spread on fresh tomatoes or mix in your next batch of pasta.
#2. Kale and Egg Scramble: Begin your morning with this leafy vegetable. Chop up some fresh kale and a sweet red onion, add them to a sauté pan of olive oil over medium heat and then toss in your freshly beaten eggs for a tasty morning scramble
#3. Kale, Cucumber, Banana, and Apple Juice: Like your veggies in liquid form? Grab a cup of kale, chop up a cucumber and banana, add some apple juice toss in a blender and pour.
#4. Kale Stir Fry: Take some chopped kale, cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, and green onions add to a hot wok or large sauté pan lightly covered with sesame oil for a quick and delicious vegetable stir fry.