Who would've thought the subject how to prepare kale would get me all teary and sentimental? Kale is a fairly neutral issue that warrants the positive passion of food lovers only.
How To Prepare Kale
My tender emotional state is due to the fact that together, my older son and I brought you this article, how to prepare kale, more than a decade ago. That was in 2009 when he was 10 years old.
Now my kiddo is in college and lives on the other side of the country. And when he's visiting us at home, we're every bit as into kale.
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Below we'll show you not only how to prepare kale, but also share the best kale recipes with you! I've got everything from kale chips, to kale salads, and even an incredible kale smoothie.
Is Kale Keto?
Is kale a low-carb food? Yes, it is, which makes it perfect for the Keto Diet. If you're wondering, what can you eat on a low-carb diet, check out 10 Great Low-Carb Swaps for the Keto Diet for my tasty, fun, and easy recipes.
The benefits of kale are numerous. First, this nutrient-dense vegetable is very low in calories. Second, kale is a high fiber food that provides a feeling of fullness and helps with digestion by feeding good bacteria in the gut. Finally, kale is chock full of antioxidants that reduce inflammation and help the body to detox more effectively.
This powerhouse superfood is amazingly nutritious and has fantastic health benefits. Kale is high in vitamin A which is critical for the proper function of the vital organs. It's also high in vitamin K, very important for blood clotting and healthy bones, as well as vitamin C, crucial to growth and repair on a cellular level.
Be sure to dry the kale well to avoid mold.
Kale Stir Fry
When it comes to cooking with kale there are a number of ways to go. If you're interested in kale stir-fries, you can sauté an onion in some olive oil, then add chopped kale and cook until the kale is wilted. Season with a bit of salt and pepper and you're off the races. This is Mr. Pantry's favorite quarantine dish and he makes it for us at least once a week.
How to Steam Kale
If you want to learn how to steam kale I've got you covered. All you need to do is put a steamer basket and pot with two inches of water on the stove, throw in the prepared kale, and it's ready to serve in five minutes. Back in the days when I was driving the boys to their baseball practices I loved coming home to my prepared kale and making steamed kale for our family in no time flat. Back then the boys loved my Kale With Gomasio and I even taught them how to make Homemade Gomasio.
Wrap kale to absorb excess moisture.
Cooking with Kale
If kale soup is your thing, try my superfood Green Chicken Soup, or toss thinly sliced kale into my Chicken Zoodle Soup. And I also have some fantastic low-carb kale chips recipes for you below that my boys love.
Stored this way, kale will keep for five days.
Easy Kale Prep
When it comes to prepping kale in advance it's all about saving time and getting ahead of the kitchen game. There are times that call for creativity and shortcuts, so here you go.