I Love Kale! (You Should, Too!)

Kale is pretty popular right now. It’s a huge health-food trend, people keep saying it’s a “Super-food.” I personally believe that all veggies and fruits are “Super-foods” and that instead of just trying to incorporate one, you should be eating a serving (or two!) of veggies at every meal.

Okay, I realize that I’m just one of those people who loves vegetables and fruit. I always have, even as a little kid (broccoli was my favorite veggie as a little one). And so you might be thinking, “she’s a weird-veggie-lover so of course she loves kale!” But kale is something that I think everyone can learn to love. It can spice up a plain salad, mesh well with a vegetable-heavy stir-fry, and even make a healthy but very satisfying alternative to chips. What’s not to love about that?!

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Green Salad with Kale (for one)

Ingredients:

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2-3 leaves of Romaine lettuce, washed
1/2 whole carrot, washed and peeled
1/3 Roma tomato (you could also use grape, cherry, or just about any other type of tomatoes you want!)
1/5 Cucumber, washed and peeled
2 leaves of Kale, washed
Optional:
avocado cubes
sunflower seeds
sliced chicken breast
a pinch of feta cheese
hard cooked egg slices

Directions:
1. Thoroughly wash all of your veggies. You don’t want any bacteria or food-borne illnesses coming your way!
2. Lay lettuce and kale on a towel to dry.
3. Peel carrot and cucumber with a vegetable peeler. Chop the carrot into rounds, and slice the cucumber into “half-moon” shapes.
4. Cut your tomato into pieces. If using avocado, like I did, chop your avocado into cubes! Make sure to leave the pit in the unused avocado–it’ll keep it fresh longer.

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5. Tear the leaves off of your kale, so you get rid of the thick stems (like in this photo)

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6. Tear your dry lettuce into pieces, mix them with your shredded kale, and pile them onto your serving dish.
7. Pile on all of your toppings (note: I don’t care for salad dressing, so I don’t include that. Feel free to put your favorite dressing on!)
8. Enjoy!

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