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From Kale To Cauliflower: 13 Standout Superfood Recipes

What makes a food super? It has to be packed with nutrients and good for your health. It also has to be delicious! From Asian Kale Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing to Tart & Tangy Fro-Yo, these recipes prove that eating healthy doesn't have to be boring.
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What makes a food super? It has to be packed with nutrients and good for your health. It also has to be delicious! From Asian Kale Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing to Tart & Tangy Fro-Yo, these recipes prove that eating healthy doesn't have to be boring.

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Kale has more fiber, calcium, and iron than almost any other fruit or vegetable. Here it's tossed with lots of veggies, nutrient-dense almonds, and a creamy ginger-peanut dressing. Healthy never tasted so good! GET THE RECIPE

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Here's another killer kale salad with some added crunch, thanks to crispy roasted chickpeas. Serve it for lunch all on its own, or as a side to a simple rotisserie chicken for dinner. GET THE RECIPE

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Enjoy your kale in chip form. These crispy kale leaves coated with sesame seeds are salty, sweet and spicy -- some people even call them "Kale Crack." GET THE RECIPE

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Beets are a nutritional powerhouse -- they cleanse the body, are chock-full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and are a great source of energy. Here, they're oven-roasted and tossed in a tart and syrupy balsamic reduction. You can serve them as a side dish, but more often than not I just keep them in the fridge for snacking and tossing over salads. GET THE RECIPE

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Broccoli stands out as a superfood because of its high levels of vitamin C and folate, which can reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and stroke. Here, it's roasted with olive oil and garlic until lightly golden, and then finished with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and a squeeze of fresh lemon. GET THE RECIPE

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If you like your broccoli with a little kick, try tossing it in a sweet, spicy, and smoky chipotle honey butter before roasting. It's as delicious as it sounds -- addictive, even. Serve it with simply grilled salmon or steak and dinner is done! GET THE RECIPE

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Salmon is considered a superfood because it contains omega-3 fatty acids, which protect your heart. This cedar plank salmon is a mainstay on restaurant menus, yet it's easy -- not to mention less expensive -- to make at home. The plank imparts a smoky, woodsy flavor and also prevents the fish from sticking to the grill. GET THE RECIPE

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Lentils are high in protein, iron and other essential nutrients -- and, compared to most beans, they're incredibly easy to prepare. This wholesome recipe is made with French green lentils, which are ideal for salads because they hold their shape when cooked. GET THE RECIPE

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Quinoa is a small grain-like with a mild, nutty flavor and a texture similar to rice or couscous. It's filled with protein and provides all nine essential amino acids. Here, it's dressed up with sautéed carrots, shiitake mushrooms and pecans to make an earthy and hearty dish. GET THE RECIPE

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In this quinoa creation, the super seed mingles with Thai flavors and fresh vegetables. It's a healthy eater's dream. GET THE RECIPE

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Cauliflower is loaded with vitamins, minerals and cancer-fighting compounds -- and is all kinds of good for you. In this vegetarian entrée, the center of the cauliflower is transformed into steaks, while the remaining florets become a creamy purée. GET THE RECIPE

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This fruit-packed smoothie is packed with antioxidants, thanks to the blueberries and fresh pomegranate juice. It's a little sweet, a little tart and a whole lot of healthy. Make it for breakfast and you'll feel satisfied until lunchtime. GET THE RECIPE

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How about a super food for dessert? Greek yogurt is chock-full of protein and probiotics, which improves digestion and bolsters the immune system. This recipe is just like the fro-yo at your favorite frozen yogurt shop -- only better. GET THE RECIPE