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Kale Recipes Prove That Healthy And Delicious Can Co-Exist

Every which way (all delicious) to cook kale.
09/13/2012 09:13am ET | Updated November 6, 2014

Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth. We know, we know, you're probably saying, "But guys, aren't ALL vegetables healthy? Isn't that part of being a vegetable?" Well, sure. But we think kale is particularly amazing and we are going to tell you why.

Kale, like all leafy greens, is loaded with vitamins and nutrients -- just one cup contains five grams of fiber, and 15 percent of your recommended daily requirements for calcium and vitamin B6, 180 percent of your vitamin A, 200 percent of your vitamin C and 1,020 percent of vitamin K. We'll repeat that: 1,020 percent of your daily recommended vitamin K, which has been linked to a significantly decreased risk of cancer. Kale is also a natural detoxifier, which is helpful when say, you spend a lot of time eating tacos, drinking beer and attending meat-grilling festivals. (Yes, we're talking about ourselves.)

Kale's ability to be eaten raw, steamed, sautéed, boiled, braised, baked and just about every other method in between makes it pretty hard to get tired of. Just in case, you'll find some delicious kale recipes below.

1
Taleggio Ravioli With Garlicky Butter Kale And Wild Mushroom Sauce
Half Baked Harvest
2
Roasted Kale And Fennel Salad With Avocado Caesar Dressing
Foodie Crush
3
Crispy Kale Grilled Cheese With Fried Eggs
How Sweet It Is
4
Hide Your Kale Smoothie
The Minimalist Baker
Get the Hide Your Kale Smoothie recipe from The Minimalist Baker
5
Simple Caramelized Butternut Squash And Kale Florentine Lasagna
Half Baked Harvest
6
Cheesy Garlic Kale Chips
The Earthen Table
Get the Cheesy Garlic Kale Chips recipe from The Earthen Table
7
Kale And Wild Rice Casserole
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Kale and Wild Rice Casserole recipe from Half Baked Harvest
8
Kale And Ricotta Stuffed Shells With Butternut Squash Sauce
Completely Delicious
9
Baked Eggs With Feta, Kale And Cherry Tomatoes
What Should I Have For Breakfast Today
Get the Baked Eggs With Feta, Kale And Cherry Tomatoes recipe from What Should I Have For Breakfast Today
10
Crunchy Thai Kale Salad
The Minimalist Baker
Get the Crunchy Thai Kale Salad recipe from The Minimalist Baker
11
Simple Grilled Kale And Red Pepper Tuscan Pasta Salad
Half Baked Harvest
12
Kale Breakfast Sandwich
Happy. Healthy. Life.
Get the Kale Breakfast Sandwich recipe from Happy. Healthy. Life.
13
Sweet Potato Cream Pasta With Crispy Kale
How Sweet It Is
14
Portobello Mushrooms With Kale Pesto Guacamole
Bev Cooks
15
Spinach And Kale Greek Yogurt Dip
How Sweet It Is
Get the Spinach and Kale Greek Yogurt Dip recipe from How Sweet It Is
16
Kale And Bacon, Caribbean Style
Steamy Kitchen
Get the Kale and Bacon, Caribbean Style recipe from Steamy Ktichen
17
Crispy Kale Roasted Autumn Salad
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Crispy Kale Roasted Autumn Salad recipe from Half Baked Harvest
18
Cauliflower And Kale Salad
Steamy Kitchen
Get the Cauliflower and Kale Salad recipe from Steamy Kitchen
19
Cheddar Kale Skillet Cornbread
The View From The Great Island
Get the Cheddar Kale Skillet Cornbread recipe from The View From The Great Island
20
Gnocchi With Sausage And Kale
Bev Cooks
21
Kale Pesto
Little Leopard Book
Get the Kale Pesto recipe from Little Leopard Book
22
Quick Curried Chickpeas With Tofu And Kale
Bev Cooks

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