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Kale is the New Kale

Food fads come and go. However, a hot trend from several years ago is still going strong. Kale. There is a reason for that. Kale, a leafy green has the potential to improve your overall diet in several ways. It is high in fiber and low in calories, and a diet high in leafy greens can decrease the development of chronic disease. Leafy greens can also help with inflammation, something that is the root of many chronic illnesses. Lucky for us, kale is available year-round and can be found in most grocery stores. It is a versatile green and can be eaten in salads or cooked.

A pro tip for eating kale raw is to macerate it. This is a very simple process. Cut away the large stem all the way up the leaf and cut the leaf into narrow strips.  Massage the kale with a bit of olive oil for 5-10 minutes. This softens the kale and makes for a much better salad.

Here are a few kale recipes to get you started:

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