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4 Favorite Kale Recipes

This year we decided to grow our own garden.  My husband installed 3 huge garden beds and I took my first stab at growing something with my black thumb.  To my surprise, we have a 7 foot tomato plant, peppers, snap peas, raspberries, lettuce, blueberries, corn, cabbage and 2 huge pumpkins.  I would call that success!  The one thing in our garden that grew like a weed was kale.  I got to the point where I didn’t know what to do with it and how to consume it fast enough.  I took to the kitchen and experimented.  Here are my 4 favorite kale recipes.

Kale and White Bean Soup by epicurious.com:  I ended up make a huge pot of this soup and freezing portions of it to save for later.  It is a healthy and flavorful soup that I could eat all the time!  To make it even more healthy, swap the kielbasa or smoked sausage for chicken.  Yum!

Photo by Lisa Hubbard courtesy of epicurious.com

Photo by Lisa Hubbard courtesy of epicurious.com

Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Dijon Mustard Dressing:  I love this recipe because you can make a big batch and eat it over a few days.  It is flavorful, healthy and filling.  Not to mention, super easy to make!

Photo courtesy of allrecipes.com

Photo courtesy of allrecipes.com

Kale Chips:  Join the latest rage and make your own kale chips.  I have tried everything from garlic to cheesy and this is my most favorite recipe.  A personal tip, make sure the kale is dry before adding other ingredients.

Photo courtesy of chow.com

Photo courtesy of chow.com

Kale, Pinenut and Currant Salad: This recipe is one that we have made in our family for years.  I haven’t been able to find one that tops it.  To make it taste more like summer, swap out the vinegar with fresh squeezed lemon.

Photo by Jamie Chung courtesy of epicurious.com

Photo by Jamie Chung courtesy of epicurious.com

Take good care, eat healthy and be well mamas!

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