Kale is certainly the vegetable du jour. Why? It is so chock-full of vitamins it’s considered a super food. We see it in all kinds of recipes from chips to salads. Here’s a simple recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser for your family!
Kale’s Nutrition Profile
Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. One cup has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, as well as folate and magnesium. It is also a very good source of vitamin B6, dietary fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, vitamin B2, iron, vitamin B1, omega-3 fatty acids phosphorus, protein, and niacin.
How to Cook With Kale
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until soft, but not colored. Raise heat to high, add the stock and kale and toss to combine. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
What Spices Go Well With Kale
The category of leafy greens is quite large and includes kale, Swiss chard, collard greens and mustard greens, just to name a few. Pair greens with basil, bay leaf, coriander, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, marjoram, oregano, nutmeg and rosemary.
Try this week’s recipe for health!
- 1bunch fresh kale
- 2tspolive oil
- salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 °F.
- Wash kale and thoroughly dry it.
- Remove kale leaves from stems and tear leaves into bite-sized pieces.
- Place kale in a bowl. Add olive oil, and toss to fully coat leaves.
- Spread coated leaves out on a cookie sheet, and sprinkle with salt.
- Bake until edges are brown, but not burnt, about 10-15 minutes.
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