Bored With Kale? Not Anymore With These Recipes!

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kaleMy excitement and thrill over consuming kale has waned. I’ve gotten comfortable with the three or so recipes I fell in love with. Instead of making kale chips every couple of days, I actually had to toss a full bag of the unused greens to the compost due to dreaded slime. Thankfully, I ran across this timely article in Prevention.com which provides links to 11 different recipes with kale as an ingredient. Here are a couple of them I plan to try in the next week:

Kale, Chickpea and Feta Tart with a Buckwheat Crust 

Hello, gorgeous! This picnic-perfect tart is made with a gluten-free base of buckwheat, brown rice, and corn flour. The chickpeas and feta cheese add a nice amount of protein, while the anti-inflammatory tomatoes add a summery vibrancy and color. Why was kale the leaf of choice? “This dark and richly textured green vegetable is both pleasingly humble and big flavored, and has tremendous health benefits,” writes Eleanor Ozich of Petite Kitchen.

Visit Petite Kitchen for the recipe.

Frozen Kale Cubes 

Summer’s coming, and it’s going to get hot. Stow these iced kale cubes in the freezer to make your morning smoothie process turn into a cool breeze. “Into the blender go two to four kale cubes, one lemon juice cube (I use these all the time), berries, milk, chia seed, a little Stevia—delish,” raves Lexie Croft of Lexie’s Kitchen.

Visit Lexie’s Kitchen for the recipe.

Fish en Papillote

“It’s 5 p.m. and I’m hungry, but I don’t feel like cooking or facing the small but mighty mountain of dishes that would inevitably take over the tiny kitchen if I did,” writes Ileana, of her kitchen-friendly recipe. By combining a fillet of salmon—or any fish of choice—with kale, tomatoes, and fresh herbs into a piece of parchment paper, you’re left with a perfectly steamed dinner (and hardly any dishes). “It’s super light, too, since this is only fish and vegetables, it cooks without the help of butter or oil.”

Visit A Little Saffron for the recipe.

I hope you enjoy some of these. Please let me know if you try any of the recipes. Good luck and good health! 

 

Source: http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-recipes/innovative-kale-recipes-wellgood

Photo credit: smiteme / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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Lisa enjoys pina coladas and gettin' caught in the rain (and songs by Rupert Holmes it appears). She also home-schools her pharma-free children in her spare-time and has been known to extoll the virtues of cooking with quinoa a little too loudly at her local organic farmer's market in far west suburban Chicago.
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