Friday, July 17, 2015


Kale is included again and again on lists of super foods, and for good reason: It's a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamin C, vitamin E (an antioxidant), calcium, and even a few cancer-fighting compounds.

To store, keep kale refrigerated in an airtight bag. It can typically be stored for up to 5 days, but you may notice the flavor increase in bitterness with longer storage. Only wash the kale when you are ready to use it as washing before storage will promote spoilage.

How to Fit Kale Into Your Diet:

-Steam kale with your favorite vegetables
-Prepare a raw kale salad
-Blend kale and add to your favorite green smoothies
-Bake kale for a healthy snack

Other cooking tips with kale:

-Be sure to wash leaves well as soil sticks in the nooks  & crannies on the leaves            
-Cut out the tough mid-rib
-Chopped kale leaves take about 7-10 min to steam & slightly longer to sauté                  
-Toss steamed kale with sautéed garlic & tamari.
-Add sautéed kale to mashed potatoes, omelets, quiches, & casseroles.

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