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Tuesday’s Tasty Recipes

Posted Apr 28 2009 11:07am

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So every month I try to try some new food. How will I ever know if I like it or not without trying, right.

Some of the girls at boot camp were talking about Kale the other night, so I asked what it was and how I would prepare it. One of the ladies suggested adding olive oil to a pan with some chopped up apples and add the kale and saute with some onions I think. They lost me adding apples…didn’t sound appealing to me.

BUT- I did go ahead and had my husband get me some kale. Interesting story..gave husband list,  he calls from store, “whats kale?”, my response, ” I don’t know..something green, maybe looks like lettuce but would be with produce.” Smart man that he is, he found it!

So, above are my first two creations with the kale. Pictures were taken with my phone, so sorry they aren’t that great.

First picture: I sauteed the kale with olive oil and onion salt, then added mushrooms. Eggs were next, then sprinkled feta on top. Was very tasty!

Second picture: Again, I sauteed kale with olive oil and garlic salt, added mushrooms. Browned ground turkey and mixed together and sprinkled some fresh parmesean on top. Delicious!

I am loving my new vegetable! Might just have to replace my broccoli for being my favorite vegetable. Plus, all of the benefits are amazing:

Kale absolutely rich and abundant in calcium, lutein, iron, and Vitamins A, C, and K. Kale has seven times the beta-carotene of broccoli and ten times more lutein. Kale is rich in Vitamin C not to mention the much needed fiber so lacking in the daily diet of processed food eating Americans. The “Icing on the Kale” are the natural occurring all important phytochemicals sulforaphane and indoles which research suggests may protect against cancer. Let’s not forget the all important antioxidant Vitamin E. Rest assured kale spares nothing in providing one with much needed nutrients and associated health benefits.

Source: Ezine articles

What new food have you added to your diet lately? How well did it fare with you?

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