I literally dream about the ways I can prepare kale! It’s a power green, replete with all sorts of goodness, from vitamin B6, dietary fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, vitamin B2, iron, magnesium, vitamin B1, omega-3 fatty acids phosphorus, protein, folate, and niacin.
According to this website, http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=38, “Kale’s nutrient richness stands out in three particular areas: (1) antioxidant nutrients, (2) anti-inflammatory nutrients, and (3) anti-cancer nutrients in the form of glucosinolates.”
I have never steamed kale, though there are claims it is more beneficial for the body, perhaps more easily digestible steamed. Before I began baking it of late, I’d been sauteing it in organic olive oil, on a low temp, in a wok. Tough, kale warrants taming, so consuming it raw can be a trial for the digestive system. How do I know? I was RAW for an entire year in 2014!
Preparing my own kale chips has been such a healthy alternative to buying the most times expensive, salty, preserved kale chips from the supermarket. These pictures reveal why I dream green!