Try kale in your salads, smoothies, and in your air fryer. Unlike other greens like iceberg and romaine lettuce, kale is nutrient dense, as it is loaded with vitamins and minerals. A cup of kale has only 33 calories, but packs in 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein. Kale is a great source of Vitamin A, C, K, B6, Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium just to name a few.
Kale can help:
- reduce cholesterol levels
- fight cancer
- improve eye health
- encourage weight loss
- stabilize blood pressure
- improve heart health
Kale is a sturdy green that is much longer lasting than other greens, making it a great option for the road. It holds up to dressing without getting mushy. Prepare your kale ahead of time and pack it for the week. I prefer Lacinato or Curly Leaf kale which your can purchase by the bunch or precut in a bag.
To prepare kale:
- Wash and dry the kale leaves (if not in bag)
- Pull the kale away from the hard stem
- Cut the kale into strips
- Store it in a plastic bag with a dry paper towel
Kale can be sautéed with garlic, thrown in your blueberry smoothie, and airfryed to a crisp chip.
Try kale-a delicious, hardy, nutrient dense food that deserves a spot on your daily plate.
by Christy Coughlin, Wellness Coach with Rolling Strong
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