Kale: The Rise of a Food Star

Kale was once regulated to the corner of our dinner plates — you know, the area you never touched! Well, times have changed! From news stories featuring the leafy vegetable to T-shirts with people proclaiming their love for the super food, kale is more popular than ever. That’s a good thing, because it has several of the vitamins our bodies need to function. Not a fan or bored with the typical kale salad or chips? Here are four fun, creative ways to start incorporating this wonder food in your diet.

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.

Kale and egg scramble.

Begin your morning with this leafy vegetable. Chop up some fresh kale and a sweet red onion, add to a sauté pan of olive oil over medium heat and toss in freshly beaten eggs for a tasty morning scramble.

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.

Kale stir-fry.

Add chopped kale, cabbage, carrots, mushrooms and green onions to a hot wok or large sauté pan lightly covered with sesame oil for a quick and delicious vegetable stir fry.

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