Your Fall Season Lineup - Kale

Saw this article and am going to be posting a few tips from it. I'm only a recent convert to kale. Trader Joe's chopped kale was the first I had - quickly steamed with some salt and pepper and a splash of olive oil.

If you'd like to try kale for it's health benefits  - and hate it's strong taste - right now I'm loving the massive bag of organic mixed baby kale by earthbound farms that I found the last few trips to costco.

There are also a lot of great recipes listed here.

Superfoods: Your Fall Season Lineup

The fall season is upon us, which means it’s time to bring out the winter gourds like pumpkin and acorn squash, tuberous roots such as rutabaga and beets, and the classic dark green leafies like kale and collards. But as colder weather approaches, many of us find that our food preferences begin switching over to the so-called comfort foods. We begin swapping out salads and other cold dishes for warm baked (usually gooey) foods. And if the thought of eating veggies or anything “healthy” makes you cringe, read on.  You may just find a few tasty ways to get those vital nutrients by incorporating these superfoods into your diet this fall season and perhaps beyond.

Dark green leafy vegetables are always a great addition to any meal. In addition to fiber and vitamins C and A, kale is a great source of iron and the antioxidant lutein, which helps gobble up the free radicals associated with cancer, heart disease and other health issues.

Ways to Enjoy

Kale can be chopped and added to soups, stir fried into Asian dishes, simply sautéed, or my favorite, baked into crispy chips.

Kale Chips

Ingredients

1 bunch of kale

1 Tbsp olive oil

Sea salt (to taste)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F. Strip off kale leaves from stem and tear into bite sized pieces. Arrange on a baking sheet and sprinkle with olive oil and salt. Bake about 10 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Enjoy!

via Superfoods: Your Fall Season Lineup.