You've all heard about it! It's considered a nutrient dense food; recognized for its exceptional nutrient richness, health benefits, and delicious flavor. Eating a variety of natural, unprocessed vegetables can do wonders for your health, but choosing super-nutritious kale on a regular basis may provide significant health benefits, including cancer protection and lowered cholesterol.
One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K.
During the winter months when there is a big pot of soup on the stove I like to toss in a few hand fulls of kale. Or even just simple sauteed with garlic, onions and mushrooms. In the warmer months when I don't want to be over a hot stove then I turn to salads. This salad in particular in nutritious, filling and best of all DELICIOUS. It holds up in the fridge for at least 4 days without the greens wilting.
As with all recipes, use what you have on hand and what your family enjoys. This is simply a method that can be customized to your palate.