Home Recipes Side Dishes Recipe of the Week Wednesday: Superfood KALE SALAD!

Kale is one of the “Superfoods” as it is packed full of nutrieints and great things your body needs!  Here are just a few of the benefits of kale….

High in iron:  which forms hemoglobin (blood) and enzymes, trasports oxygen to the body, cell growth, and proper liver function!

High in Vitamin K:  Protects against various cancers, bone health, and prevents blood clots.

Powerful Anxtioxidant:  Stuffed full of carotenoids and flavonoids it helps protect you against various cancers!

Anti-Infammatory:  One cup of Kale is filled with 10% of RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, yes, fatty acids in a veggie!  This helps fight against arthritis, asthma, and autoimmune disorders.

Lowers Cholesterol

High in Vitamin A:  Great for eyes, skin and helps prevent lung and oral cancers!

High in Vitamin C:  Boosts that immune system, helps metabolism, and hydration

HIGH IN CALCIUM:  Kale has more calcium per calorie than milk!  Calcium prevents bone loss, maintaining cartilage and joint flexibility!

Detoxifies the body:  Filled with fiber and sulfer this super food helps to detox the liver and keep you extra healthy!

SO…..this is a GREAT food for you and your family to consume as much as possible.

Kale is also SUPER easy to grow, it grows like a weed and bears fruit from spring to late fall/early winter….Here in MN we had Kale into LATE NOVEMBER last year!

Here is a great recipe for kale salad or dippers:

Superfood KALE SALAD!
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Ingredients
  • 2 shallots or a small onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ c. organic apple cider vinegar ⅓ c. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. coarse mustard
  • 1 tsp. regular mustard
  • 1 c. olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender. Puree until smooth! Enjoy!

 

Watch for more yummy ways to enjoy Kale with your family in future blogs!

Have an amazing day!

Kelli

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