Okay, so we've been hearing a lot about kale lately and how it's so healthy for us, and how we should eat more of it. Even though I'm a dietitian it doesn't mean that I like every vegetable there is just because I know it's healthy. But once I finally tried kale I absolutely loved it. When kids are growing up we typically make them try different vegetables, and sometimes make them eat them. So what's the difference with us grown-ups? Okay, so we may not have to eat them if we don't like it, but we should still at least try it.
Maybe you love kale and eat it all the time. Good for you. This recipe is one to add to the books. It's simple, quick, and a great side dish to add to the menu.
As you might have been able to see, I like quick simple recipes. There's not a lot of time for cooking from scratch, but it's healthier than the alternative. So take a look at these quick recipes and make the time for your health.
Honestly, have you ever heard of someone getting fat from eating too many vegetables? Me neither. So load up on the kale. It is low in calories and high in nutrients, which means it will add a load of benefits to your body, and not add an extra belt notch.
4 cups kale, chopped
3-5 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp garlic
1/2 tsp onion powder
salt to taste
Benefits of Kale
Some benefits of kale are bone health, cancer prevention, cataract prevention, hyperthyroidism, and immune system health. It is high in vitamin K, A, and C. It's a great source of calcium, especially because it contains Boron which helps stop the loss of calcium from the body. It contains indole, which helps regulate hormones. Kale has seven times the beta-carotene of broccoli and ten times more lutein.