I’ve loved green, leafy vegetables for as long as I can remember. Heck, I ate them before they became trendy. I didn’t even know they were good for me! In the summertime, my mom would make spinach salad with fresh picked spinach from our garden, hard cooked eggs, bacon, and a hot bacon/vinegar dressing. This was one of my favorite meals!
I even ate cooked spinach as a kid! (With butter of course…not that that would make it any less weird, but still…)
And beet greens? OMG!
Kale, however, wasn’t on my radar until a couple of years ago. I can’t even remember how I first tried it. It must have made quite an impression on me though, since I proceeded to plant some kale in my own little makeshift garden a couple of summers ago.
I never ran short of kale eating ideas.
I rubbed the leaves with olive oil and sea salt, and baked them into kale chips.
I massaged the leaves with avocado, lemon and sea salt for salads.
I blanched the leaves and used it as a base for my “decomposed casseroles” (bowls).
I blended it into my smoothies.
And now, my latest addiction is steaming it with liquid aminos and nutritional yeast!
You just can’t go wrong with kale!
Check out the dv’s (daily nutritional values) for one cup of chopped kale:
5% daily fiber
206% vitamin A
134% vitamin C
684% vitamin K
9% vitamin B6
Dang! Tons of nutrition AND it’s super easy to include in any meal of the day, from breakfast, to snacks, to dinner!
Here’s my “recipe” for steamed kale!
So now you have a super kale side dish, as the liquid aminos and nutritional yeast add another powerful nutrition punch!
How do you like to eat your leafy greens?