Transform kale, the fibrous and bitter superfood green, into delicious salads, hearty soups and protein-packed roasted dinners.
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Brussels Sprouts, Kale and Celery Root Gratin
This flavorful, textured gratin made with Brussels sprouts and kale is more "craveable" than its healthy marquee ingredients would imply. Skip the ham to make this side vegetarian.
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Kale Buttermilk Caesar Salad with Chicken
This hearty dinner salad is extra satisfying thanks to a creamy garlicky dressing and crisp whole-wheat croutons. Even when dressed, kale is a nutrient powerhouse that won't wilt, which makes this salad a good pick to pack ahead for lunch.
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Haylie Duff's recipe gets its silkiness from coconut milk instead of heavy cream, so feel free to eat the whole bowl.
Get the Recipe: Creamed Kale
Ditch the potatoes for these crunchy, salty kale "chips." They are quick and easy to make and are extremely low in calories (only 15 per serving) and high in vitamins.
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Chicken Thighs with Kale
This one-dish meal looks impressive, but is actually extremely easy to pull together quickly. As the dish bakes, the kale wilts and absorbs all the flavors of the garlic, chiles and onions, keeping the chicken moist with its released juices.
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Massaged Kale Salad
Massaging raw kale with oil and lemon juice for two to three minutes softens the leaves and cuts their bitterness, making the superfood much easier to eat and digest.
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Lentil Soup with Kale and Sausage
The kale in Rachael Ray's soup adds extra flavor and heartiness to the broth. Packed with lentils and Italian sausage, it's a wholesome stand-alone meal on a cold, winter night.
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Toss kale with coconut, soy sauce, olive oil and sesame oil and then bake the mixture until perfectly toasted. Served atop cooked farro, the Asian-style salad makes a nutritious lunch or light dinner.
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Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale
Giada sautes cremini mushrooms and chopped kale with green beans and seasons the lot with both black and red pepper. Sprinkle fresh Parmesan on the dish right before serving for an indulgent-tasting, good-for-you side.
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Kale, Lemon and Cilantro Sandwich
Topped with hummus, thin lemon slices and lemon juice, this zesty sandwich is a satisfying way to detoxify.
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Macaroni and Cheese with Mushrooms and Kale
Smoked paprika, mushrooms (porcini and cremini) and kale add great flavor to mac 'n' cheese and give the age-old dish a sophisticated edge.
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Spanish-Style White Bean, Kale and Chorizo Soup
This protein-packed soup is extremely flavorful, with the bite of spicy chorizo, the unique spice of saffron threads and the earthiness of wilted kale.
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