Kale is Having a Moment
Kale. The leafy green vegetable is everywhere in health and fitness media!
- vitamin A
- vitamin C
- “cancer-fighting phytonutrients”
A nutritionist or physician I am not, but those all sound great to me! And I’m almost always up for trying a new ingredient, just to be able to say I’ve had it. Last weekend while out to dinner with my boyfriend, I ordered a tuna sashimi salad. As I was trying to subtly carve out the slightly more cooked parts, I asked my boyfriend, “Am I getting cool points for eating raw fish?!” He just made a face. So I ate what I could manage of the raw mess in front of me and then just filled up on carrot cake instead.
I tried kale a few weeks ago at the Whole Foods prepared foods bar. It was… fine. It had the consistency of chewy seaweed, but as I happily chewed away, I reminded myself of all the good vitamins I was getting, which was enough to sell me on it!
Today I ran across a blog by another woman who is embracing kale: 365 Days of Kale by Diana Dyer. A registered dietitian and cancer survivor, this woman can truly attest to the power of this veg!
Interested in trying this power food? Check out these recipes (NB: I have not tried these out, but hope to soon!):
- Kale Chips by Kath Eats Real Food
- Real Simple‘s Whole Grain Spaghetti with Garlicky Kale and Tomatoes
- or browse epicurious’ database of kale recipes and find one that looks appealing to you!