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What the Kale is THAT!?

GiGi Eats KaleMy friend GiGi is one Kale of a blogger. ;) She totally cracks me up with her fun wit, but inspires me with her passion for eating healthy – and just making healthy living super fun. After one of her recent blogs about Kale, I’ve just had Kale on the brain – and on the plate!

Ironically, while I was picking up some kale at the grocery store this weekend, Steve was researching Kale online and was amazed with it’s nutrition. By the time he got hom that night, I already had Kale cooked and waiting – and had no clue he had already gotten on a kale kick himself! Great minds think alike!

See What GiGi has to say about Kale:

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Don’t believe us? Check out What WebMD says about Kale:

kale“One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.

Kale’s health benefits are primarily linked to the high concentration and excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K — and sulphur-containing phytonutrients.

Carotenoids and flavonoids are the specific types of antioxidants associated with many of the anti-cancer health benefits. Kale is also rich in the eye-health promoting lutein and zeaxanthin compounds.

Beyond antioxidants, the fiber content of cruciferous kale binds bile acids and helps lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease, especially when kale is cooked instead of raw.” Read the whole article, The Truth About Kale.

Simple Kickin’ Kale Recipe

cherry peppers1 Large Package of Fresh Organic Kale
2 Cloves garlic, finely sliced
1/2 cup chicken stock or water
1/3 cup red wine vinegar (to taste)
1 TBSP Cento Cherry Peppers (to taste)
Salt and pepper

Kick it even another notch by serving it with your favorite hot sauce. :)

Do you eat Kale? How do you cook it? Share you kale story!

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  1. Michelle

    How do you make the chips?

  2. CarliAlice (@CarliAlice)

    I love kale! Sometimes I use it in my morning smoothies instead of spinach. I haven’t tried making the chips yet.

  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I am bathing in KALE CHIPS today!! :D This made my day!

    1. Nadine

      Kale chips are SO good! Just a little olive or coconut oil, sea salt and spice. Even the kids eat them!

  4. Maureen

    Love kale & GiGi!! :)

    1. GiGi Eats Celebrities

      I love you too Maureen! And Bonnie OF COURSE!! :D

  5. miss kitty

    just put it on my Publix shopping list, need to try!! have a great day everyone :)

    1. Bonnie Pfiester

      super healthy stuff!! …and Steve loved it!

  6. Dennis Mastrolia

    Kale in a smoothie is agreat way to enjoy this powerhouse veggie!! What nutrition–A winner for certain. Just be certain to WASH it first as sometimes sand needs to be washed out.

    1. Bonnie Pfiester

      great tip Dennis!!

  7. Tony

    Reblogged this on One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Longer and commented:
    I have just begun using kale. I add it to my breakfast smoothie in the morning.

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