If you haven’t already, let’s all bravely select this curly, dark green, leafy veggie at the market and give it a go! There are so many ways to prepare this plant that you’ll not run out of ideas. Plus, if you have fussy eaters, you can hide this nutrient-rich plant into smoothies or sauces. They won’t even notice! However if you’re just jumping on the Kale-bandwagon please take it slow to avoid upsets to your digestive system.
From Wikipedia: Kale or borecole is a vegetable with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms. Wikipedia
Huffington Post “Kale Recipes: It’s Not Just For Chips and Smoothies”
Excerpts: “So when did kale become even cooler than cucumbers? It’s been called the superhero of veggies, the new beef, the queen of greens, and even — seriously? — crazy sexy.
All that fuss is understandable when you find out for yourself how good it is for you. Kale is loaded with nutrients including antioxidants, iron and fiber and is said to be a natural detoxifier and immunity-booster.”
Check out their link to view a great slideshow and learn ‘Dozens of ways to use kale with these yummy and healthy recipes’
Quick Serving Ideas: It’s genuinely delicious! Sauté with a little olive oil until wilted, then add a pinch of sea salt, almond slivers and dried cranberries, and sauté for a few more minutes. Serve with brown rice and voila! The perfect low-calorie, high-nutrition lunch!
~Braise chopped kale and apples for a few minutes in broth or water. Just before serving, sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and chopped walnuts. Delish!
~Combine chopped fresh kale, toasted pine nuts, and crumbled feta cheese with (hot, just drained) whole grain pasta drizzled with olive oil. Healthy and amazing!
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Alas, possibly yes. If you’re taking any kind of blood thinner (like warfarin), check with your doctor before eating kale because it’s high in vitamin K which helps blood to clot and eating it could interfere with the drugs.
Also, kale also contains oxalates, naturally occurring substances found in plants, animals, and human beings, which can keep calcium from being absorbed properly. When oxalates become concentrated in body fluids they can crystallize and cause health problems.
For this reason individuals with existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating a lot of kale. Nutrition experts recommend not eating kale at the same time as calcium-rich foods.
Please click link for more information, as the risks are moderately small and do not outweigh the tremendous benefits.
Kale Recipe Post from a delightful blogger I enjoy following: