Kale is one of the world’s healthiest foods, but sometimes it’s hard to find a way to cook the green, leafy vegetable that will appeal to your taste buds. According to World’s Healthiest Foods, kale lowers the risk for at least five different cancers including bladder, breast, colon, ovarian and prostate. It also supports the body’s detoxification system and is filled with antioxidant nutrients. So with all the hype surrounding this lettuce-like vegetable, we rounded up a list of ten delicious kale recipes to try. They all are extremely different from each other, except for the one power ingredient they all have in common: kale!
Kale Chips: Potato chips are unhealthy and unsatisfying. Upgrade to a crunchy kale chip for an afternoon snack! Click here for the recipe.
Quinoa, Kale and Bacon Stuffed Butternut Squash: Stuff this vegeatble with some more vegetable…and quinoa and bacon! It’s a yummy meal with tons of vitamins and nutrients! Get the recipe by clicking here.
Blueberry Kale Smoothie: Jam-packed with ingredients such as bananas and dates, this smoothie is a filling sweet tooth satisfier that is extremely healthy! (via Skinny Taste)
Roasted Kale with Crumbled Feta: The simplest out of this top ten collection, this recipe only requires five ingredients, but is packed with just as much flavor as the others on the list. (via Daydream Kitchen)
Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Kale Soup: Packed to the brim with protein, this slow cooker soup will have your house smelling fantastic and your stomach growling by dinner! (via Cooking Classy)
Sweet Potato Pizza with Kale and Caramelized Onions: This pizza has all the delicious flavor of your everyday pepperoni slice, but with its healthy veggie ingredients, it will let you enjoy that scrumptious bite without feeling guilty! (via Oh My Veggies)
Kale and Zucchini Frittata: This starts with an old-fashioned frittata recipe, but spices it up with kale as the new healthy ingredient. (via The Kitchen Magpie)
Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale Pesto: Making kale into a pesto is a great way to incorperate this superfood into your diet, and sneak it onto your kids plates! (via Grourmande in the Kitchen)
Spicy Kale and Coconut Stir Fry: With a healthy dose of kale and your favorite Thai flavors, this meal is a great stir fry dinner! (via Cookie + Kate)
Kale, Black Bean and Avocado Burrito Bowl: Make your burrito night a bit healthier! This recipe is vegetarian but you’re welcome to add meat into the mix if you’d like. The veggies in this dish are crazy healthy for you, so you can feel really good about the proteins you’re getting! (via Cookie + Kate)