Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger Theresa Walker- Beach Body Coach
“super foods” are the hot topic. I
admit, it took me a few times to figure out how to properly prepare kale so
that it was what I’d consider edible!
But once I did some talking to friends and experimenting, I found a few
great kale recipes that I truly enjoy, and I think you will too.
best way to prepare kale to use in a salad is to wash and trim first. Next, spritz (if you have a *misto* it comes
in handy here) or drizzle a bit of olive oil onto the kale and massage onto the
leaves. Let sit if possible for 15
minutes, the longer it sits, the softer the leaves will get as they absorb the
oil. Once they are at sufficient
texture, you can start preparing your salad.
just as you would any other lettuce, pick your protein, other veggies, healthy
fat, dressing and if you want, add an extra crunch with a topping. Here’s an example of one of my favorites,
Kale & Quinoa Salad:
like Sesame Ginger by Paul Newman
heat. Add kale and cook for 3-5 minutes
or until kale is tender and bright green.
Remove from heat, drain and place in medium bowl. Toss kale with pine nuts, lemon juice and
and trim kale into bite size pieces.
Spread out on a cookie sheet and spritz lightly with EVOO, along with
sea salt and grated parmesan cheese if you like. Bake for 15 minutes or until crispy and edges
are lightly browned.
or stuffed peppers in place of spinach.
It works just as well. Spinach is
also a fabulous leafy green, but it’s great to switch up your veggies. I like to do kale one week, spinach the next,
romaine the following and so on. That
way I’m getting a variety of vitamins and also giving my taste buds a change of
Theresa is a wife and stay at home mother of 2 boys, David (13) and Aiden (10). Her hobbies include traveling, reading, running, cooking and volunteering at MI Humane Society with the adoptable cats. She also spends her free time serving as PTO President at her son’s elementary school. She enjoys being active and is proud to have completed 4 marathons. She loves to share her passion for health and fitness with others.