DAMNIT. I’ve finally succumbed to the Kale trend. I will eat the brittle green leaves in various dishes (never juice though – never). I particularly enjoy creamed Kale. But I can appreciate the nutritional value and even the flavor of Kale when it is done right. So there…I’m putting my white flag up halfway to the trendy, hipster, “eat green, eat clean” health food nuts. But again – no juice. Anyway, here are our top 10 Kale dishes to try out.
10. Red Quinoa Butternut Squash Stew
Now look at this fine kale specimen. It includes the tastes of kale, complemented by savory flavors. However, the rough green leaves are not poking your eye out. Bonus: it tastes delicious.
9. Smokey-Sweet Autumn Breakfast Hash
I am a breakfast lover. I believe anyone who is not is wrong. This keeps breakfast satisfying while also giving a nice boost of fiber.
8. Warm Fall Kale Salad
This salad is great on a fall or winter day and you’re running out of proteins in the freezer.
7. Jamaican Jerk Kale Chips
The ONLY way I will eat or attempt to make kale chips.
6. Kale and Carrot Salad
Why not add some sprouts and carrots to your kale and nuts? Huh?
5. Coconut Kale Quinoa
Think of this as a side to braised beef or short rib. Salivating? You should be.
4. Kale and Quinoa Bites
Now THIS is what I’m talking about. Put kale in a delicious muffin. Call it healthy. Win. Check it out at Wonky Wonderful.
Julie’s Eats & Treats
3. Cheesy Bacon Kale Stuffed Chicken
“What’s for dinner tonight” sometimes make me run for the salad bag and seeking out some chicken in the freezer. But this is a recipe that’s easy to implement. It may even impress. (Via Julie’s Eats & Treats)
The Roasted Root
2. Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus
Beet hummus, garlic hummus, pepper hummus, the list goes on. Why not try some garlic kale hummus this time? (Via The Roasted Root)
Just A Taste
1. Garlicky Kale and Bacon Pizza
We typically have some pizza dough, pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese in the fridge/freezer for those days we feel lazy. But sometimes a plain cheese pizza is not enough. How ’bout these kale leaves? (Via Just A Taste)