Healthy Kale Recipes That You Should Try

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In the event that you have not yet tried creating any kale recipes, then it is about time that you do!

Kale is considered as a superfood which contains high amounts of beta carotene, protein and many more. When you eat kale, you are one step closer to having a healthy lifestyle.

With this in mind, here are some kale recipes that you should try:

Pancetta, Kale and Apple Salad recipe

This salad is more than just a side dish. This is, in fact, meal itself.

The best thing about this salad is that it is no longer loaded with too much heavy dressing that will fill your body with empty calories.

Here are the ingredients you need:

1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil

4 ounces of diced pancetta

¼ cup of vinegar

¼ cup of maple syrup

¼ tsp of salt

¼ tsp of freshly ground pepper

a bunch of kale, destemmed and with shredded leaves

2 apples, sliced into matchsticks

¾ cup of toasted pecans

Here is what you should do:

In the saucepan, put the olive oil and pancetta then place it over medium heat. Cook and stir until it turns golden and crispy. Let it aside to cool. Place the vinegar, salt and pepper and maple syrup. Make sure to whisk it well.

In a large bowl, place the pecans, apples and kale. Toss the ingredients while you gradually add the dressing. Try to taste it and add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish the salad with crispy pancetta.

Braised Kale

Brace yourself for this amazing braised kale recipe! If you love the flavored of braised beef, this is like the same, only better! This is because it is a lot healthier and more flavorful!

Here is what you need:

1 large bunch of kale

2 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil

8 garlic cloves– chopped

¾ cup of chicken broth

½ tsp of kosher salt

¼ tsp of black pepper

¼ oz of grated Parmesan cheese

Here is what you need to do:

Strip the kale leaves from its stems. Discard the stems then chop the leaves. Place it in a colander and rinse it well. Leave the water on the leaves.

Place a large skillet over low heat. Place the garlic. Cook and stir until it turns aromatic and golden. This will take just about 3 – 4 minutes. Place the garlic on the dish and set it aside.

Return the pan and oil to the stove and turn it into medium heat. Pour in the broth then add the kale. Cover the pan and allow it to simmer. The kale should be tender after 3-4 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the contents of the pan into a platter. Top it off with Parmesan and garlic.

Chef Linda Rosario is a food blogger from Chef Needs, one of the trusted suppliers of bakery display cases. She also loves to paint and dreams of having her own art gallery. Aside from painting and drawing, Linda has a heart for cooking and food.

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