This year a goal of mine has been to get more greens into our meal rotation. Spinach, chard, collards, kale — if it is green, I am trying to cook with it.
There are a ton of different greens out there but I have to say, I am really partial to kale. It is sturdy, so it holds up to all different types of cooking, and it’s versatile so it is also delicious raw. Plus there is the bonus that it is RIDICULOUSLY CHEAP!
There are so many recipes out there that feature this amazing GREEN, so if you are looking to squeeze more kale into your rotation too, here is a bit of inspiration.
And check it out, not a single one of these recipes is for a smoothie:
1. Health-Bent’s Braised Greens
2. Beantown Baker’s Massaged Kale with Pear and Pumpkin Seeds
3. Everyday Paleo’s Butternut Squash + Greens (the recipe calls for chard, I’ve used both Kale and Chard. It’s delish!)
4. Bon Appetit’s Tuscan Kale Caesar Slaw
5. Daily Bites’ Kale and Carrot Salad with Ginger-Peanut Dressing (sub Almond Butter to make Paleo)
6. Elena’s Pantry’s Chicken with Cherries and Kale
7. Stir It Up’s “Cheesy” Kale Chips
8. TGI Paleo’s Sausage Kale and Egg Bake
9. Jan’s Sushi Bar’s Turkey Sweet Potato and Kale Casserole
10. Life As A Dreger’s Masala Chili with Kale and Kolrabi
11. I Breath I’m Hungry’s Sriracha Lime Kale Chips
12. Stir It Up’s Kale Chicken Avocado Salad
13. Frisky Lemon’s Sweet Potato, Kale and Bacon Frittata
14. Bon Appetit’s Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad
15. Just A Titch’s Strawberry, Mandarin Ginger Kale Salad
16. Christine Cooks’ Kale Pesto Toss with spaghetti squash, maybe?
17. Branny Boils Over’s Kale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
18. The Kitchn’s Kale and Goat Cheese Frittata Cups
19. Oh She Glows’ Tropical Mango Kale Salad with Creamy Pineapple Lime Coconut Dressing
20. Tastespotting’s Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Kale + Bacon
21. Pham Fatale’s Kale with Caramelized Kumquats
22. Little Blue Hen’s Kale and Fennel Saute
23. Ask Georgie’s Spaghetti Squash and Kale Gratin
24. She’s In The Kitchen’s Wicked Greens Soup
25. Kalyn’s Kitchen’s Sausage and Kale Mock Lasagna