Confession time. I have NEVER bought a bunch of Kale ever. Never!
I have no memories of mom buying it. I never ate it growing up. I rarely see it on a restaurant menu. Yet I read about it all the time. The health benefits are countless. According to NutritionData.com Kale is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. 1 cup chopped (67g) has only 33 calories, 1 g of fiber and 2 g of protein.
That’s a power packed food if I ever saw one! Low calories and high in nutrition. It would make a great recipe "bulker". Only one problem… how in the WORLD will I get my family on the Kale bandwagon?!?
Well, I have some ideas and I’ve been experimenting all weekend. I’ll be reporting back over the next few weeks with some of these ideas and how they reacted but first I thought I’d ask you about you experience with kale.
Am I the only kale newbie? Where’s all our kale veterans? Any ideas on how to prepare this wonderful leafy green without turning off the picky husband or 4 year old? That’s the key. :)
Can’t wait for my ideas? Check out some these Kale recipes from around the blog-o-sphere…
- Kale and Roasted Vegetable Soup
- Cannellini Bean and Kale Soup with Ham and Sherry Vinegar
- Kale and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- There’s even a whole blog devoted to kale!
Update: My first attempt was a success. Click here to see The “OMG I got them to eat Kale and Bulgur without one single complaint” Stuffed Peppers!