Have you been introduced to kale yet, or perhaps you are already familiar with one another, enjoying delicious smoothies and kale salads? In this blog post, we give you some tips and tricks on how to use kale & the nutritious benefits it can bring to your diet.
A popular and ‘trending’ superfood, kale has been on the rise over the last few years. Becoming one of the most heard about vegetables in recent years, there is not much you can’t do with kale – which is why it is a top choice! Baking, steaming, stir frying and boiling – how to use kale – it can do it all!
Adding flavour, a hit of colour and a bucket load of nutrients to your dish, why not spice up your day and turn this humble vegetable into some cheeky crisps or into a warming soup.
The Nutritional Benefits
With so many nutrients jammed packed inside those green leaves, there really is no excuse to not get munching on these beneficial leaves. For those wanting to improve their overall appearance, kale can support healthy skin, hair and bones while at the same time helping your body to fight against unwanted illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, blood pressure and even asthma.
Helping to turn your body into superman, you can find fibre, antioxidants, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin C and iron.
With so much emphasis recently been added on the importance of eating superfoods, it is often hard to escape the mass advertising of eating these vital ingredients. Whether it is avocado, kale or herbal teas, making sure that we stuff our bodies full of importance anti-oxidants, we can lead a longer more healthier life.
How best can you incorporate kale into your diet?
If you are wanting to finally get aboard the trend and start adding this yummy green ingredient into your dishes, then you may be wondering where to start. Many people will choose to boil some kale, serving alongside beans or Brussel sprouts, others who have found themselves on an unexpected health kick will choose to blend with strawberries and bananas for an early morning nutrient blast.
For those who are starting up but are hoping to do something a bit more exciting, why not make being healthy exciting with this delicious recipe. A kale and mozzarella calzone is an exciting idea for those wanting their favourite Italian calzone without sacrificing on the nutrients they pump into their body. For those who find themselves on the active side and wanting to start their day off on a good foot, get blending this detoxing kale and apple smoothie or baking this hearty chicken and kale pie to spoil the family with for a mid-week treat.
With so many benefits coming from the consumption of the superfood, there really is no excuse to not add this delightfully green ingredient to your diet.