Kale is everyone’s favorite leafy green. It’s a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins A and C, high in fiber, and it tastes great raw or cooked. And while it makes a great salad, there’s more to kale than standing in for lettuce in a salad. These recipes show just how versatile kale can be. Let’s rock!
Kale chips are all the rage for the healthy-minded of all sorts. And for good reason. They have all the fiber, and most of the vitamins, of raw kale, but in wonderfully crispy form, perfect for snacking. And while there are plenty of brands on the market, there’s no need to buy kale in chip form. You can turn hearty leaves of kale into crispy crunchy “chips” for a delicious and remarkably healthy snack at home with minimal effort.
This easy, low-fat kale frittata recipe is a nice main dish for breakfast or brunch. Add a sprinkling of cheese like feta, cheddar, or parmesan for a burst of flavor. A frittata is a round, deep, savory custard that you make for a large group of people. This frittata recipe features spinach, bacon, and cheddar cheese. It’s perfect for holiday brunches or other special occasions—even dinner.
This vegetarian chunky soup filled with carrots, sweet potatoes, tomato, corn, and kale is hearty enough to be the main meal. Cashews are the secret to this vegan chowder recipe. Vegetables like sweet potato, bell pepper, corn, and kale are combined to make a hearty and warming soup. The dinner-in-a-bowl comes together in just a few minutes—perfect for a weeknight.
Flavorful sausage, wilted kale, sweet onions, and melty cheese come together to make a very special grilled cheese sandwich. If you’re vegetarian, try this sandwich with veggie sausage, or omit the sausage altogether. It combines spicy sausage, citrusy kale, savory caramelized onions, and slightly tart Wisconsin kasseri cheese, which melts perfectly.
Turn sweet potatoes into a main dish by stuffing them with chicken, kale, and barbecue sauce. BBQ chicken-stuffed sweet potatoes are a high-protein and nutritious meal packed with veggies that the whole family will love. Season the fried sweet potato fries with Kosher salt or use a spicy seasoning, such as a Creole or Cajun blend. Or, for complementary sweet spiced flavor, sprinkle them lightly with cinnamon sugar.
Sautéed mushrooms and kale are paired with tender beets and tangy, creamy goat cheese for this unconventional grilled cheese sandwich. It’s a feast of a sandwich for vegetarians. Beet-infused goat cheese sounds fancy but it’s actually super easy! And when you add sauteed kale and three kinds of mushrooms, this veg-loaded grilled cheese becomes even more colorful and flavorful.
So, you don’t need to always cook kale as your daily salad. But you can turn kale into various dishes. Fulfill your diet menu with green leafy and make sure to taste so many tasty menus with kale.