Have you overindulged over the festive period, or are you feeling a little run down? Would you like to add a little vibrant green to your life? How about kale? I will be the first to admit it can take getting used to, it’s a little tougher than say spinach, however I find it works in your favour when cooking as it retains a bit more texture and feels ‘meatier’. Plus this super greens vegetable contains lots of vitamins and minerals, is high in fibre, and low in fat. Basically it has lots going for it…
- A very popular way to get kale into your diet is in a smoothie, all my smoothies start with kale as the base, and Rough Measures has made this delicious looking creamy pear and kale smoothie.
- I do love a pilaf so Supper In The Suburbs winter wild rice pilaf with butternut squash, kale and cranberries is something that I would be really happy to tuck into, a great way to use up any cranberries leftover from Christmas too!
- I literally want to dive into Franglais Kitchen’s baby carrots with parmesan, roasted kale and black sesame, they look so good.
- Ren Behan has made a beautiful looking beetroot and kale soup with almond crumble, which gives it a great textured garnish.
- The weather is due to get a lot chillier so we will all be needing some comfort food to keep warm. The Veg Space’s kale and squash pearl barley risotto could be just the meal to do that, it is also good for those of us watching the pennies this month.
- If you fancy eating your kale in a different way Hungry, Healthy, Happy has a lovely kale and harissa flatbread pizza that should keep the whole family happy.
- Hummus makes a great lunch option and it is fab as a snack too, Tinned Tomatoes has a really yummy kale, coriander and hemp hummus that I’m definitely making for my own lunch today.
- In the mood for something a little spicier? How about Simply.Food’s mixed tarka dhal with kale? Packed full of protein and topped off with toasted coconut, mmmm.
- Another winter warmer is North/South Food’s crispy chicken slow cooker stew, yes crispy chicken! You’ll have to check out the recipe to see how. This recipe is also fodmap friendly.
- Finally if you thought kale could only be used in savoury recipes think again, Veggie Desserts has so many delicious kale recipes that will satisfy the sweetest tooth it was hard to choose which one to share. I chose kale and lemon muffins, how awesome do they sound..and they look good too.
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