Kale is all the rage … Why?
Kale is the super healthy, green leafy vegetable that is a member of the cabbage family and packed with nutrition. There are many different types of kale. We are most familiar with the green leaf kale, but kale can have purple leaves, and either a smooth or curly shape.
One cup of raw kale contains 33 calories, 6 grams of carbs (2 of which are fiber) and 3 grams of protein. The vitamins and minerals can’t be beaten!
- Vitamins A, C, and K
- B6 vitamin (key for brain development), Vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- Omega-3 fatty acid
- Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Potassium and Magnesium
Since we love kale in our home, it is always the basis of my salads for added health benefits. Perfect for the Power of 5 lifestyle! The following delicious kale salad recipe is a base stand-alone salad to which you can add a piece of grilled fish, chicken or tofu for added protein. Your choice!