Top Seven Ways to Add Kale to Your Diet – And Like It!
Kale. Surely you’ve heard of this superfood. It’s trendy in the culinary world, and its popularity can’t be knocked due to its incredible nutritional value. Kale is an excellent source of lutein and zeaxenthin, which are good for your eyes, as well vitamins K and C, which benefit bone health, protect the heart and help boost the immune system.
What’s the one problem with kale? It can be a tad bitter, deterring people from incorporating it into their everyday diet. Don’t fret! There are plenty of ways to make this leafy veg palatable. See our top seven ways to enjoy kale:
Add Something Sweet.
If building a salad with kale, add something sweet like chopped apple or pear to the mix to cut the bitter taste.
If you don’t like fruit in your salad, consider a dressing that uses citrus to cut the bitter taste. Try a squeeze of lemon or grapefruit.
Make kale your healthy side dish by sautéing it in a pan of extra virgin olive oil with minced garlic. The greens will shrink, allowing you to eat even more than you would in a salad.
Your morning smoothies can get even healthier if you blend a handful of kale into the mix. Your taste buds won’t even notice, but your body will.
Hide it in any of your pasta sauces (particularly spicy ones). It will wilt and mix well with any protein or noodles.
Make a Chip.
Swap out your potato chips. When brushed with olive oil, sprinkled in sea salt and baked for a short time, these can make a great chip substitute – sans guilt.
If you still can’t stand kale, try baby kale. It is easier to manage and can be mixed in with other greens seamlessly.